The Federated Church, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
The Federated Church in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, tells how inspirational it is to see how simply mentioning a problem can lead to generous giving.
Fortunate to count Global Ministries missionaries Maryjane and Donald Westra among their members, Federated Church receives periodic newsletters about their work at Mt. Selinda, in Zimbabwe. In a recent newsletter, Maryjane and Donald talked about the damage to the water pump at Mt. Selinda Hospital. Federated Church jumped at the chance to provide assistance to restore the water supply. Their predicament was mentioned at the 2011 Christmas Eve service; as a result $836.00 was donated then and during the following week.
The situation was again presented to the congregation on New Year’s Day, and an additional $801.00 was collected to help repair the water pump. It is hoped that the total $1,637.00 will cover the cost of the repair. In their generosity, Federated Church has specified that any excess could be applied to other well enhancements or operating costs as needed.