2016-09 Mission News

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It is time to start thinking about our mission trip to Midwest Mission Distribution Center in January 2017.  We are leaving on Tuesday, January 17 and returning on Saturday, January 21.  We will be working Wednesday through Friday only, as MMDC is now closed on Saturdays.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required by November 1, 2016 and the balance of $200 is needed by January 1, 2017.  We have rooms reserved for 16 volunteers.  We travel in a caravan with our food supplies, MMDC supplies and bedding.  Bonnie Lund provides games for us to play or you can bring your crafty work with you also.  Yes, we do have lots of laughs!

Please call Mary Gurlea at 715-321-2102 or email Mary at mgurlea@gmail.com to indicate your interest.  All monies will be directed to Mary Gurlea; there is mailbox in the office at the Point location.  Please feel free to contact Mary, Bonnie Lund at bonnielund@charter.net or Vern Walters at
vcwalters265@aol.com with any questions. Looking forward to having all our 16 beds full this year! Thank you!



  • The purpose of the pantry is to act as hands of the community to serve the  Portage County residents in need of supplemental food.Interfaith Food Pantry
  • The pantry serves any resident of Portage County, commonly including unemployed, underemployed, elderly, handicapped, single parent or
    large  households.
  • The pantry provides regular service twice per month, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM.
  • The pantry serves an average of 650 persons (about 160 households) at each pantry or about 1,300 persons (320 households) per  month.
  • Each household receives food in proportion to household size: about 50 to 80 pounds of food per each pantry.
  • Items distributed include meat, potatoes, frozen products, canned and boxed items, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, eggs, bread and  bakery items.

The following are numbers from the August 9th pantry:
Families 175 (18 new)
Individuals 633 (58 new)
Children 205 (24 new)
Seniors 66 (5 new)




Thank you for your continuing support of Imagine No Malaria. When we arrived at the 2016 session of Annual Conference in June, our total giving to Imagine No Malaria was $1,021,000. As of mid-August, our total has risen to $1,033,612.80!!! “This is wonderful, healing news as we continue to make progress in saving lives from malaria in Africa and around the world,” Director of Development Jean Nicholas said. Thank you to pastors and church leaders who have worked to make gifts from or on behalf of every one of our 460 churches throughout the Wisconsin Annual Conference. Our gifts range from $5.00 to $60,000 and have made a significant difference in reducing the number of deaths by malaria. In 2008, a child died every 30 seconds. Now that rate has diminished to one every 120 seconds or 2 minutes. You have made a difference. “Thank you for your continuing support of this important ministry, Nicholas said. “We give thanks for the many ways you have made personal pledges and conducted walks and other creative fundraisers to make our Imagine No Malaria Campaign such a success. Blessings as you journey from the heat of our Wisconsin summer and mosquito season to the busy fall season of ministry.”