The California-Nevada Annual Conference-sponsored 10-Fold Day 9, in support of Advance # 3021302, Comprehensive Community Development Project for Dumagat Communities in the Philippines, has generated 3,109 clicks of support so far – for which the Conference will donate an equal number of dollars.
10-Fold is a joint project of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) and United Methodist Communications, now in its second year. It aims to multiply ministry by mobilizing passionate people to stand up and be counted for causes in which they believe – and when they're counted, it triggers a $1 donation from the day's sponsor. (Each day focuses on a different project supported through the Advance – the giving arm of The United Methodist Church.)
"What started a year ago is continuing to grow. Because of your support and participation, God's work is being multiplied in ways unimaginable," says Larry Hygh, Jr., GBGM's Director of Communications.
He reports, "Thanks to [the now 33,623] advocates, malaria deaths in Africa may be eradicated by 2015, people who have faced disaster are receiving vital support on their path to recovery, entire communities are benefiting from better healthcare, and so much more."
Hygh notes there still is time to be counted. If you haven't registered your support for a project or projects in which you're interested, you still may go to www.10-fold.org and do so. Just click on the "Projects" tab, then on the project you wish to support, and then look for the Be Counted button to the right of the video screen, click on it, and give your email address. (You will receive a confirmation email to which you must respond in order to have your support register.) And don't forget to pass the word to family and friends who would be interested in helping out. As Hygh puts it, "The 10 days were just a beginning; the good works continue"!
10-Fold Features Video with Cal-Nev Pastors
Recordings of all the 10-Fold webcasts, videos, and resource materials have been saved on 10-Fold.org, to continue to serve as resources.
Included on the Day 9 With* the Philippines site: a video featuring the co-chairs of the Cal-Nevada Philippines Solidarity Task Force, the Revs. Felicisimo (Fel) Cao and Michael Yoshii.
In this 2 min. 59 sec. video interview excerpt (provided to GBGM by the CA-NV Conference Communications Office), the Revs. Cao and Yoshii talk about the reasons for, and importance of, the task force's work.
(To find the Cal-Nev video, scroll through the video thumbnails by clicking on the arrow pointing to the right.)