A new catalogue helps short-term missions

By August 9, 2007

USA (MNN) — It's called the Great Co-Mission Catalogue and it's helping Christians on the mission field, says the Director of World Gospel Mission's Advanced Volunteer Network John Lee.

"It includes about 85 projects that neighbors and families and co-workers can easily help others to understand about how to raise funds from everything from schools supplies in Kazakhstan to musical instruments that are needed for worship in India, or even bringing drinkable water to communities in Uganda."

According to Lee, the Great Co-Mission catalog does more than just raise money for a project. "There's transformational giving that's involved, because once people do get involved we hope they will own the projects and even get to know some of these missionaries that are serving in other countries as well as nationals that are involved in these projects."

According to Lee, this is project is motivational. "That's [the] bottom line is getting people involved in doing something. And, we find in this generation today that many people want to be active in what they do and we've designed this catalog so that people can be active rather than giving a check."

This isn't something WGM has done before. Lee says volunteers are using it to help promote projects in their communities.

According to Lee, it's not just a catalog, it's a web-store and provides training. "There's a step-by-step process that helps people even develop their own website to be involved in raising the funds."

Lee says every Christian can and should do something. This just makes it easier for believers to get involved.

If you'd like to help, go to http://www.Co-MissionCatalog.org.

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