June 23, 2017
The Board of Directors (BOD) of the Gulu Methodist Partnership Inc (GMPI) met last April 29 at the Campton United Methodist Church for their Spring Meeting. The BOD voted in favor of a reorganization that divided up the Executive Director’s (ED) responsibilities among the ED and two Associate Directors. The reorganization also added some responsibilities to the office of the Secretary and the Treasurer.
The following are those elected as officers of the BOD. The Executive Director is pictured above:
Chuck Shroll Julie Broderson Kerri Oneal , Rob Hoffman
Associate Director Associate Director Secretary Treasurer
Of Administration Mission Teams & Projects
Julie reported on the CHILDERO Orphan ministry. The Centenary UMC in Lexington is providing excellent monetary support for CHILDERO and advise through their Centenary Advisory Board. CHILDERO continues to educate about 48 orphans.
Julie currently has no short term missionary trips scheduled for the fall. Not enough people have signed up
DS David sent a report via e-mail on the four projects that we voted to support last Fall. The property for the Grace UMC at Konjugu has been purchased with the money GMPI wired . They church will begin making bricks in the fall. Christine is the pastor of the church.
The grain resale project has seen a little return and those involved are encouraged.
The well committees of each church applying for funds and composed of church and community members have complied with most of the requirements the BOD made and are ready to receive the $13,000 GMPI sent to drill a borehole well and repair four wells/pumps. The well project will turn the picture on the left to the picture on the ride. Many life-threatening cases of Typhoid and other diseases will be avoided by having clean water.
The BOD discussed the need to file GMPI’s Kentucky State Annual report by 30 June. The Executive Director filed the report June 23, 2017.
The BOD was excited to elect and welcome two new members to the BOD: Ed Smith from the New Beginnings Church located in Pikeville and Kennedy Odong who is from Gulu, Uganda but now living in Georgetown, Kentucky.
I will be preaching at the New Beginnings Church in Pikeville on Sunday, July 9 and at the Hindman UMC, Hindman on July 23. Please let me know if I can come to your church in a morning worship service or a small group meeting and share what GMPI is doing. I am retired and I come at my own expense. The number of people present, small or large, or the distance doesn’t matter.
Pastor John Shroll
Without neglecting your home church we invite those who feel led of God to support GMPI. You may give a general gift to go wherever it is presently needed or you may designate your gift to support Gulu pastors, Childero or any of the other vital ministries listed on this GMPI Website. Send your checks to GMPI Attention: Treasurer, 133 Cumberland Rd, Greenup, KY 41144. Unless your gift is for the general support of GMPI, clearly designate where your gift is to go.