june, 2018

29jun7:00 pm- 9:00 pmClara Biswas to Visit Aldersgate June 297:00 pm - 9:00 pm Aldersgate UMC

Event Details

On Friday, June 29 Aldersgate will be blessed with a visit from our missionary in Cambodia, Clara Biswas.  For more than 10 years, Aldersgate has had a Covenant Relationship, through the General Board of Global Ministries, with Clara.  During this time, Clara has headed the Street Children Ministries in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. This mission serves orphans, street children, HIV/AIDS patients, and other sick people in this huge city.  Her staff contributes their time, energy, and creative efforts in preparing educational programs, teaching Sunday school, and helping in the orphanages. They work diligently to improve the living conditions and educational levels of the many children living near the dumpsites around the city.  In Clara’s words, the children “grow strong and develop as responsible citizens as they continue in their studies and adopt social skills as well as vocational skills, through our ministry in the Name of Jesus Christ.”

 

This is indeed a special opportunity for us to gather together to hear Clara describe the work she and her staff do.  The Outreach and Missions Team will sponsor a coffee and dessert reception at 7PM on the 29th in the church Fellowship Hall.  It has been three years since Clara last visited Aldersgate, so she will have much to share. She has a remarkable way of describing the various areas in which she works, and explaining all the ways she and her team work to help the Cambodian people.

 

It is not necessary to RSVP for this event, although it would be helpful to have an idea of the expected attendance.  If you think you will attend, e-mail Dave Reynolds at dreynolds51@earthlink.net to let him know.

 

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Aldersgate UMC

1500 East Rio Road Charlottesville VA