Jack Norment Camp Endowment Fund

Paraguay

Disciples of Christ Church in Paraguay, Asuncion, Paraguay

In January 2009 Global Ministries and the Disciples of Christ Church in Paraguay established a new permanent fund of the Division of Overseas Ministries that will support the Jack Norment Camp located in Caacupe, Paraguay in an ongoing way.  The Jack Norment Camp is a campground and retreat center under the responsibility of the Disciples of Christ Church in Paraguay, a long-standing global partner church of the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries. 

Jackson Clair (Jack) Norment was born in 1928, the second son of Paraguayan missionaries.  Jack first traveled to Paraguay at a very young age with his family in 1931.  They returned to the United States in 1935 when his mother was critically ill; she died in April 1937.  Malcolm Norment and his two sons, Malcolm, Jr. and Jack, returned again to Paraguay in 1938.  In October 1942, Jack was at school in Buenos Aires when he became ill with scarlet fever.  He died four days later.  In 1948, the Disciples of Christ Church in Paraguay established a camp and named it after Jack Norment. 

The Jack Norment Camp Endowment Fund was established in January 2009, 60 years after the camp was founded, at the request of the Disciples of Christ Church in Paraguay to provide an ongoing source of income for the work of the camp.  This Fund provides an opportunity for donors to make contributions to a permanent fund that will provide the Jack Norment Camp with income for its ongoing program in outdoor educational ministries for youth and other constituents of Paraguayan churches, churches from other countries, and civic groups.  The annual distributions of the Jack Norment Camp Endowment Fund will be sent to the Disciples of Christ Church in Paraguay designated for use in the programs and institutional life of the Jack Norment Camp. 

Contributions may be made to the principal of this Fund at any time.  Gifts for the Jack Norment Camp Endowment Fund should be directed to:   

Division of Overseas Ministries
P.O.  Box 1986
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-1986

or may be made online at www.globalministries.org.   Questions regarding the Jack Norment Camp Endowment Fund are welcome in the Global Ministries Office for Resource Development, gifts@dom.disciples.org or (317) 713-2555. 

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  • 100% of your gift will be directed to Jack Norment Camp Endowment Fund
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