Disciples News Service

Christmount Initiative Will Use Donations For Relief Program

Disciples who visit Christmount next year will have a chance to bring along items that will either help the medically underserved abroad or those who are hungry in this country. The Christmount Board of Directors has announced a new outreach initiative that will apply to Disciples who spend time in retreat or other activities at Christmount, the camp and conference center for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

For the overseas mission projects, Disciples are being asked to bring gauze pads, children medicines or tape to include in the International Medical Assistance (IMA) medicine boxes. The donated materials will be assembled during events at the center beginning in January. The items will be dedicated and sent to Week of Compassion’s partner agency, IMA World Health for distribution.

Disciples also can participate in the outreach activities by bringing food for the local ecumenical crisis ministry, Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry. Christmount is located in Black Mountain, N.C. To find out more, see:
www.disciples.org/tabid/58/itemid/150/Christmount-Begins-New-Outreach.aspx