Modanock Covenant Partners with Congo!

Post a Comment » Written on October 23rd, 2012     
Filed under: Featured Churches, Hope Sunday, News & Updates, Travel
Written by Adam Phillips, project consultant

Images from Monadnock Covenant's Hope Sunday.

New Hampshire in the fall is an incredible time. The leaves are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, evidence of God’s grace and beauty amidst the changing seasons. Couple that with an election year, when New Hampshire proudly takes on its role making individual and collective decisions with a global impact, and I can think of no place else I’d rather be. I’ve been going up to New Hampshire about once a year, mostly to Pilgrim Pines for retreat and rejuvenation, an essential part of my faith journey these last five years. This past Sunday was my first time at Monadnock Covenant Church in nearby Keene, NH where I shared a message on God’s work in Congo – but what I received was as powerful as any pastoral retreat. With just around 175 in attendance at worship, Monadnock inspired me in incredible ways with their commitment to neighbors in far off places, like Congo. I met Covenanters with a deep commitment to their surrounding community but also a real sense of call to serve alongside the Congolese in their journey to transformation.

Wrist bands sold with proceeds going towards CKC.

The average job pays around $9 an hour, many retirees living only on social security; the economy is challenging in New Hampshire. Yet, folks at Monadnock were inspiringly faithful – sponsoring all 28 of the Congo kids that they set as their goal. The mission team also had a great idea to sell Covenant Kids Congo white wrist bands for $2 a piece, with all proceeds going to CKC for special projects. They’re looking to sponsor even more kids in the coming weeks and sell out of those wrist bands. I was very grateful to be one small part of their Hope Sunday!

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