Christmas Joy Offering – Support our leaders: past, present and future.

Asia & Pacific

E865357 – Gujranwala Theological Seminary, Pakistan

Funds are needed for maintenance and ongoing operational costs for this seminary, established on its present site in 1912. It is the primary institution in Pakistan for the training of Protestant church leaders. (E865357)

E200484 – Coordinator of Christian Volunteers Thailand

Sharon Bryant coordinates volunteers who come to Thailand on mission assignments to serve in schools, hospitals, and churches. English teachers serve Thai students in grades K–12 who attend the 25 Christian schools of the Church of Christ in Thailand. (E200484) Home presbytery: Grace

E210908 – YAV, Korea, Alyson Kung

Funds raised are used to send and support Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs). Monies raised beyond the individual fundraising goal are used to support the total cost of this position, which exceed the individual fundraising goal for each YAV. Amanda Kirkscey is currently serving in this position. (E210908)

E051808 – Forman Christian College Student Scholarships, Pakistan

The poverty-ridden Christian minority population of Pakistan and the poor of all faiths are included in greater numbers than ever before in Forman Christian College’s life and work. Christians comprise nearly 15% of the student body of FCC: a much higher proportion than the 2-3% Christians comprise of the national population, and many times more… Read more »

E862414 – Student Scholarship Fund, McGilvary College of Divinity, Payap University, Thailand

Scholarship aid and help with living expenses are needed for theological students. The university is expanding its outreach to sister churches in Myanmar (Burma), Laos and Vietnam and scholarship funds make leadership development in these countries possible. There are approximately 100 students, and tuition and room and board cost about $3000 per year. (E862414)

E200521 – Professor of Liturgy and Sacred Music

Myoung Ho Yang is professor of liturgical studies and sacred music at the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, a part of the Chinese University in Hong Kong. Ji Yeon Yoo supports him in this ministry. Their service is in response to a call to international mission that each of them sensed several years ago… Read more »

E052158 – Church of Bangladesh

This ECO is useful in supporting projects which do not fall under the specific opportunities listed in the other ECO projects and with undesignated donations. This gives the Area Coordinator, the ability to respond to the unforeseen and emergency needs of our partner churches in the area. Your support of this important work is very… Read more »

E865364 – Taxila Christian Hospital, Pakistan

Taxila Christian Hospital is a general hospital with a specialized ministry in eye care that has made Taxila the largest eye service hospital in the world. The hospital also supports a community health program that includes mother and baby care and women’s literacy classes. Gifts to Taxila are used for training, equipment and to pay… Read more »

E862251 – McKean Rehabilitation Center, Thailand

McKean is a Christian rehabilitation center providing medical, surgical, spiritual, and socioeconomic ministry for people affected by leprosy. In Thailand, thankfully, the numbers of new leprosy cases is now decreasing. McKean has expanded its vision to integrate other disabled people in its hospital-based and community-based rehabilitation ministry, bringing new hope and quality of life to… Read more »