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NEPAL: Hope in the Midst of Devastation

The news is in from COGIC World Missions reporting the work completed thus far in Nepal.  It reads much like it could be a chapter from the Book of Acts – ripe with excitement and filled with the hope that comes when the Holy Spirit is so evidently at work.  The country of Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake which devastated the country.  Just this week, another major earthquake shook the already devastated country and the death toll is expected to exceed 10,000.  If ever there was a country in need of hope – It is Nepal.

The Church of God in Christ through COGIC Charities was able to send a group from COGIC World Missions to Nepal to provide food, supplies, shelter and much-needed medical care.  The COGIC World Missions group ventured deep into Nepal to reach areas and families that had not yet received aid.  They were able to serve thousands of families and delivered 3 tons of rice, 250 gallons of cooking oil and spices.  They even had some sweet treats for the children of the area.  So far, 25 shelters have been constructed by the Church of God in Christ and plans are being made to construct 70 more shelters. 

In Nepal, only 1.4% of the population is reported to be Christian and there are only 4,000 villages with Christian Churches out of 74,000 villages.  As Bishop Mathews stated, “This earthquake was horrific, I saw horrors that shook me to the core.  However, the greatest tragedy in Nepal is the spiritual state of the nation.”  Bishop Mathews met with a pastor who had planted 18 churches who was looking for a spiritual home and guidance.  Bishop Mathews met with many of the pastors of these churches and they unanimously agreed to join the Church Of God In Christ.  These young pastors in Nepal want to cover the country with fire baptized COGIC Pentecostal Churches and the COGIC World Missions department has promised to help this effort.  

In Psalms 34:18 we learn that God is near to the brokenhearted and that He binds up their wounds (Psalms 147:3).  So, that is where we should desire to be, near to those who are brokenhearted and ready to bind up their wounds, both naturally and spiritually.  Not only is Nepal seemingly devoid of hope, a vast majority of the population do not know the Only True Hope, The Hope of Glory, Jesus Christ!  Not only can we bring hope by meeting the physical needs of those in Nepal, but we are also able to minister to them on a much deeper level by meeting their spiritual needs.  This changes the trajectory of their life and their eternal destiny. 

As the Church of God in Christ continues to help restore hope in Nepal, please pray how God might desire to use you in His plans for the restoration of this country.  Maybe God will call you to fast and pray for this effort?  Maybe God will give you a burden to cover the COGIC missionaries who are on the ground in Nepal?  Or maybe God is calling you to sow a seed into this effort?  However He leads you to connect, we pray that you answer the call to Provide Hope in the Midst of Devastation.

COGIC: Ministering At Home and Abroad

In ‪‎Ferguson‬ and ‪Baltimore‬ Our Leaders and Departments were out in full force making a difference. COGIC Charities has given 100's of Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships, as well as, sent an ambulance and supplies to Liberia to help with the Ebola virus, gave $20,000 in flood relief aid in Malawi and have empowered Bishop Vincent Matthews and COGIC World Missions to build 20 houses in ‪Nepal‬ with plans to build 70 more… but we need your help!

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Help COGIC Help Nepal

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST SENDS HELP TO NEPAL IN WAKE OF EARTHQUAKE

May 4, 2015 (Memphis, TN) The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) International Missions President, Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. will take a team to Nepal to assist in the hardest hit areas of the recent earthquake.

The media reports that more than 7,000 people have died and more than 11,000 injured after one of the worst natural disasters to hit Nepal.  Amid continuing aftershocks, people are sleeping outside and are in desperate need of 500,000 tents.

The Church of God in Christ is sending Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to answer the call for much needed medical supplies, water purification tablets, tents and much more.  Bishop Mathews and a Missions delegation will land this week in Kathmandu with a medical doctor to assist in any way they can.

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. states, “The Church of God in Christ is sending a team to assist our brothers and sisters in Nepal. Our COGIC congregation and the thousands in the area affected by this disaster are in desperate need of our help.”

Bishop Mathews says, “After seeing the devastation of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. felt it vital that we put some boots on the ground to help the people of Nepal in some of the hardest hit areas.” He further states, “We are going to the outlying areas that are closer to the epicenter and tough to reach places to help those with considerable less resources and aide.”

C.E. Blake Ministries, Inc. is making a Ten Thousand Dollar gift to COGIC Charities to assist in the alleviation of this and other tragedies around the world.  Bishop Blake says, “I want to challenge COGIC members, leaders and churches to give generously to support this effort.”

Your contribution will be used to provide food, water and medical resources to those impacted by this disaster in Nepal and in other places around the world where poverty and disaster have diminished the level and quality of human life.

Help COGIC Help Nepal

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(Your donations are tax deductible and will greatly assist the men and women of Nepal.)

 If you would like to donate by mail, please write to:

Church of God in Christ
“HELP COGIC HELP NEPAL”

World Headquarters
930 Mason Street
Memphis, TN 38126

Please make checks payable to COGIC Charities Disaster Fund.

About the Church of God in Christ:

The Church of God in Christ is one of the oldest Pentecostal denominations in the world and the 4th largest Protestant group in the United States with churches in 63 countries worldwide and a membership of nearly 6.5 million adherents.

I am #StoppingEbola

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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Church of God in Christ And U.S. Fund for UNICEF Join Together to Help Stop Ebola During Black History Month
Fundraising initiative to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work in West Africa launches during Black History Month

 

Memphis, TN (February 2, 2015) – The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) and The U.S. Fund for UNICEF are proud to announce a new collaboration to combat Ebola The joint initiative, I AM #STOPPINGEBOLA, will launch during Black History Month and aims to raise funds in support of UNICEF’s work to halt the spread of Ebola in Liberia, one of the West African countries hardest hit by the virus.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., First Assistant Presiding Bishop PA Brooks, of the Church of God in Christ in the fight against Ebola. These leaders have stepped up to the plate at just the right time. Global attention on the crisis is fading, but children and their families in West Africa still need our support,” said Caryl Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Bishop Brooks says, “In November, 2014 COGIC Charities, the benevolent arm of the Church of God in Christ started a ‘Hand Washing Challenge’ for our 53 churches in Liberia. Joining this collaborative effort with UNICEF allows us to continue our efforts with this worldwide organization.”

“Every donation, no matter the size, helps save lives. We are grateful to everyone who donates and shares the message that with enough resources, Ebola can be stopped,” added Edward G. Lloyd, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

From February 1, 2015 through the end of the month, faith leaders representing churches with more than 11 million members will encourage their congregations to donate toward the purchase of hygiene kits critical to protecting children and families from Ebola. Each hygiene kit costs $43 and contains soap, chlorine, gloves, buckets and instructions for usage, among other much-needed items.

The hygiene kits will be distributed to households and schools in communities across Liberia that are affected by Ebola. The disease has infected more than 21,000 people and claimed over 8,000 lives in West Africa. More than 11,000 children have lost one or both parents due to the virus. To learn more about I AM #STOPPINGEBOLA, please visit http://www.unicefusa.org/churchofgodinchrist 

Members of the Faith-Based Leadership Consortium include Bishop P.A. Brooks, First Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.; Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.; Dr. Williams B. Moore Chairman, Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, National Baptist Convention USA; Dr. James C Perkins, 20th President of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. and Dr. Calvin Butts, the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York and the President of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.

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About the Church of God in Christ:

The Church of God in Christ is one of the oldest Pentecostal denominations in the world and the 4th largest Protestant group in the United States with churches in 63 countries worldwide and a membership of nearly 6.5 million adherents.

About UNICEF:
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit 
www.unicefusa.org.

For more information, contact:

Susannah Masur, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 212.880.9146, [email protected]

COGIC Aids Ebola Crisis

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COGIC is helping to combat the Ebola virus crisis in West Africa by offering medical supplies to aid in the fight against the deadly outbreak.  COGIC Charities is sending simple handwasing systems that can helpt o save thousands of lives and you can help!  Support this effort with a small donation of just $15.00 today!  

DISASTER RELIEF

COGIC Charities is providing assistance for disaster victims.

Help for OK Victims

If you were affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes, the following free services are available to you:

WERE YOU AFFECTED BY THE TORNADO?

ATTEND A FREE FINANCIAL RECOVERY
EVENT & BRUNCH

Hosted by

Bishop Malcolm Colby

Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
Presiding Bishop
Church of God in Christ

Jason A. Yancey, Operation HOPE

The Centre
4325 Northwest 50th Street

Oklahoma City, OK  73112
Friday, June 7th – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

HOPE Coalition America free financial services include:

  • Disaster Recovery Budgeting
  • Managing Mortgage Payments on a Destroyed Home
  • Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
  • Assistance with Working with Your Creditors
  • Referrals to Government and Private Agencies
  • Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Documents
  • Insurance Claims Assistance
  • Recovery Seminars and Financial Case Management

HOPE Coalition America is the national emergency preparedness and financial recovery division of Operation HOPE, Inc., America’s leading provider of economic empowerment programs and services.  The coalition is a collaboration of senior executives and professionals from the banking and financial services, insurance, and other industries.  Additional participants include social service, and community services agencies, which provide financial and economic recovery information and guidance to individuals and small businesses affected by disasters.

Two of our principal tools: the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK), is a document which aids people to create detailed listings of their important personal and financial information; and the companion document, the Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide (PDPG) guides them through the survival and recovery steps they should take prior to an emergency. The documents are available as a free download from our website www.operationhope.org.

The United States has a strong network of first responders to address immediate health, safety, and infrastructure needs after disasters, through agencies such as the Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  HOPE Coalition America strengthens that network by assisting individuals with the short, medium and long-term economic and financial challenges they face following disasters.


HOPE Coalition America free financial services include:

  • Disaster Recovery Budgeting
  • Managing Mortgage Payments on a Destroyed Home
  • Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
  • Assistance with Working with Your Creditors
  • Referrals to Government and Private Agencies
  • Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Documents
  • Insurance Claims Assistance
  • Recovery Seminars and Financial Case Management

For assistance call: 1-888-388-HOPE (4673)

HOPE Coalition America is the national emergency preparedness and financial recovery division of Operation HOPE, Inc., America’s leading provider of economic empowerment programs and services. The coalition is a collaboration of senior executives and professionals from the banking and financial services, insurance, and other industries. Additional participants include social service, and community services agencies, which provide financial and economic recovery information and guidance to individuals and small businesses affected by disasters.

Two of our principal tools: the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK), is a document which aids people to create detailed listings of their important personal and financial information; and the companion document, the Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide (PDPG) guides them through the survival and recovery steps they should take prior to an emergency. The documents are available as a free download from our website www.operationhope.org.

The United States has a strong network of first responders to address immediate health, safety, and infrastructure needs after disasters, through agencies such as the Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). HOPE Coalition America strengthens that network by assisting individuals with the short, medium and long-term economic and financial challenges they face following disasters.

For assistance call 1-888-388-HOPE (4673)
For more information go to www.OperationHOPE.org

Benefits for Sandy Victims‏ Meeting Cancelled

The meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb 8 at Zion Temple to discuss Hurricane Sandy relief has been cancelled because of weather. We will notify you as soon as it is rescheduled.


ALL NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND CONNECTICUT BISHOPS AND PASTORS

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You are invited to participate in a special event to receive information that will assist our members.

Free financial services are available from Operation HOPE:

  • Creating a Disaster Recovery Budget
  • Deferring Mortgage Payments on a Destroyed Home
  • Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
  • Assistance with Working with Your Creditors
  • Referrals to Government and Private Agencies
  • Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Documents
  • Insurance Claims Assistance                               
  • Recovery Seminars and Financial Case Management

For more information contact us at 516-623-9466 or email us at [email protected]

$50,000 TO HURRICANE VICTIMS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Robert Coleman, Jr.
Church of God in Christ, Inc.- PR
(901) 235-2160
[email protected] | www.cogic.org

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST DONATES $50,000 TO HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

MEMPHIS, TN (January 4, 2013) Nine Church of God in Christ churches that have been damaged by Hurricane Sandy will receive assistance.

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FRONT (L-R): Pastor Thomas Michael, Sr. (New Redeemed Pentecostal Temple COGIC, Atlantic City, NJ); Pastor Buddy Williams (Gethsemane COGIC, Inwood, NY); Pastor James Pelt (Highway COGIC, Far Rockaway, NY); Dr. Sylvia Green-Testamark (Community COGIC, Arvene, NY); Pastor Mark Beavers (Harvest on the Atlantic-Soul Stirring COGIC, Island Park, NY); Pastor Bennie Moorer (Bethlehem COGIC, Rockaway Beach, NY).
REAR (L-R): Pastor Simeon Harris (Living Proof COGIC, Bayshore, NY); Superintendent James Pullings, Jr. (Disaster Relief Coordinator); Bishop Frank O. White (General Board Member); Bishop Frank Anthone White (Financial Secretary, COGIC); Pastor John E. Kitchen, Sr. (Mt. Zion COGIC, Atlantic City, NJ).
NOT PRESENT: Pastor James Holland (Far Rockaway COGIC, Far Rockaway, NY)

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is giving $50,000 to COGIC churches damaged by Sandy. The churches that will receive these funds are:

  • Community COGIC-Arverne, NY
  • Harvest On The Atlantic COGIC- Island Park, NY
  • Far Rockaway COGIC-Far Rockaway, NY
  • Gethsemane COGIC-Inwood, NY
  • Highway COGIC-Far Rockaway, NY
  • Bethlehem COGIC-Rockaway Beach, NY
  • Living Proof COGIC-Bayshore, NY
  • New Redeemed Pentecostal Temple COGIC-Atlantic City, NJ
  • Mt. Zion COGIC- Atlantic City, NJ

The damage includes ocean water entering church buildings, destroying roofing, flooring and electronic equipment. Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., says “the damage to our churches in the Northeast corridor was particularly severe in New York and New Jersey. We understand the need thus, COGIC is committed to providing assistance to our churches with this $50,000 donation.”

Bishop Blake further states, “in the aftermath of the hurricane some COGIC churches have been displaced by the damage to their buildings. These funds will go a long way in helping to get our churches back on their feet. The money will be dispersed immediately so that construction and repairs can begin as soon as possible.”

In October 2012 Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. The storm became the largest and costliest Atlantic hurricane on record. The hurricane killed 125 people in the United States alone. An estimate of losses due to damage and business interruption is over $60 billion.


About the Church of God in Christ.

The Church of God in Christ is the fifth largest Protestant religious denomination in the United States, the largest Pentecostal church in the country and the second largest Pentecostal organization in the world with churches in 60 countries worldwide and an estimated membership of nearly 6.5 million members.

SAVE THE DATE: 2012 Presiding Bishop’s Banquet presented by COGIC Charities

 

The Annual Church Of God In Christ Presiding Bishop’s Scholarship Banquet will be held during the 105th Church Of God In Christ Holy Convocation in St. Louis, MO at the America’s Center Grand Ballroom on Saturday, November 9, 2012 @ 3:00 pm.

 

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Sponsor Levels
(Each level includes a table with ten seats)

Platinum         $20,000 per table

Gold                $10,000 per table

Silver                 $5,000 per table

Table for 10  $2,000    Individual $200.00 each

 


Reserve your tickets by contacting:
Mrs. Sylvia Law
[email protected]
(410) 992-3083

Sponsorship Opportunities also available, please contact:
Robert Coleman, Jr.
[email protected]
(901) 235-2160

 

 

 

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