Centreville UMC has covenant partnerships with missionaries and communities around the world. These partnerships are much more than simply a financial commitment. They are dynamic relationships where the church and missionary or community pray for one another and communicate regularly. You’re invited to join in the partnership with these missional partnerships.

Helping Haitian Angels is a Christian organization caring for orphaned and abandoned children in Northern Haiti by raising them to become healthy, happy, Christian members of their communities who will have the tools to positively impact future generations.

…whoever is kind to the needy honors God - Proverbs 14:31

CUMC’s first HHA Mission Team served in Cap Haitian, Haiti at the Kay Anj (Angel House) orphanage in October 2013. They are currently working on a project to create a library at the orphanage. The hope is to provide book shelves, bean bag chairs, carpet, a computer with software, and lots of books.

Each week, an “Angel of the Week” is selected for special prayers. CUMC makes this child’s name and description available through the Facebook page and prayer list.

How you can be involved:

CUMC’s Haitian Angel team is raising funds to build and support a library at the new facility. Support our Singing Rooster Fair Trade coffee sales or look for an opportunity to give a donation and receive your very own “Angel”. You are always welcome to buy a children’s book in Creole, French or English and donate it to the library.

Contact: Jeanne Furcron
Email: jfurcron@gmail.com

Website: www.helpinghaitianangels.org

The Brain Foundation

The Brain Foundation provides affordable housing for those suffering from serious and persistent brain diseases such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders and who are homeless or vulnerable to becoming homeless. CUMC member, Trudy Harsh, founded the Brain Foundation in 2003. Trudy was driven to establish the Brain Foundation based on her experience with her daughter, Laura who suffered a brain tumor when she was 8 years old and the resulting surgery left her stunted emotionally and physically. While Laura struggled with her challenges for 30 years until her death in January 2006, she brought great joy to her family and friends through her keen wit, jokes, poetry, and upbeat attitude.

Trudy recognized an opportunity to fill the housing gap caused by the closure of many mental health facilities over the past several decades and undertook the ambitious task of seeking out and organizing the legal, financial, technical, and political talent necessary to secure support for acquiring a stock of housing that in 10 – 15 years will be self sustaining and expanding.

In October 2006, the Virginia Housing Development Authority awarded the Brain Foundation a loan to purchase its first home in Fairfax City, Virginia. The home was named “Laura’s House” and beautifully furnished with donations. Since then, the Brain Foundation has bought 8 more Laura’s Houses located in Fairfax County and Fairfax City, VA for a total of 9 houses.

For more information, please visit their website at www.brain-foundation.org or contact Trudy Harsh at 703-830-8852.

Missionaries

Centreville UMC is in covenant partnerships with several missionaries both locally and around the world. Learn more about who they are, where they serve, and how you can support them.

Where:  Ahuachapán, El Salvador Organization:  UMC General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) Missionary Project:  Leadership development coordinator of the Evangelical Methodist Church in El Salvador About the…

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Where:  George Mason University, Fairfax VA Organization:  Cru Project:  Helping college students know Jesus, grow in their faith, and go to the world to tell others. About the…

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