Wesley Foundation at FSU

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR MIKE TOLUBA
The summer is upon us in Tallahassee! Wesley’s life is very full with Sunday worship, Wednesday night dinners, orientation outreach and tons of preparations for the next school year. Yet the pace of life is slower in Tallahassee. There are less students, classes, and activities on campus. There is much
summertime fun at the beach, pool, and around town to be enjoyed. Plus, there is more parking and less traffic everywhere. Over the summer, we are inviting our Wesley community to read a book together called CAMPUS gODS by Guy Chmieleski. The author has been serving in campus ministry at various universities for about twenty years and has observed many patterns in the lives of college students. The book is focused on finding our identity in our Creation rather than defining ourselves by the culture around us. This summer reader will fuel our messages on Sunday mornings and discussions on Wednesday nights. We invite you to join us in reading CAMPUS gODS. Feel free to visit our website or the Wesley
Foundation FSU & TCC app on your smartphone, and you will be able to follow along with us. To read more, click here!

Good Samaritan Mission

It Takes a Child to Raise a Village

Yes, you read that right.
No, I am not dyslexic.
A few weeks ago an interesting thing happened at one of our English as a Second Language classes when the teacher had to leave early for a doctor’s appointment. Now, one would think that the usual response to this would be the early ending of the class. What happened next was, well, surprising and precious at the same time. Click here to read more!

Society of St Andrew, Gleaning Network

Monthly Stats
Accomplished January 1 to June 30, 2017
7.8 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields
5.0 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project
A total of 12.9 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed
38.6 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided
2,006 Events Held and 11,211 Volunteers Engaged

News and Events
Gleaning Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
John Mackley and Kathleen O’Hara work together to keep the Lancaster County Gleaning Project running in high gear this time of year. The food might come from an orchard, a farm, or an Edible Arrangements store in a strip mall. Thanks to this project, working with Society of St. Andrew, the fresh fruits and vegetables end up at food banks, soup kitchens, and seniors centers. Become one of their volunteers at http://endhunger.org/pennsylvania.

Feeding People with the Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project in Kentucky
The Southeast Produce Council recently coordinated donations from seven growers to donate 80,000 pounds of produce through SoSA. The food went to impoverished children and families in Martin County, Kentucky, through RAMP’s community food pantry and summer mobile feeding program.

Bayer Crop Science Gleans with SoSA in North Carolina
Volunteers from Bayer Crop Science recently volunteered with SoSA at Williams Produce in Autryville, North Carolina. The Williams family routinely calls on the Society of St. Andrew to glean leftover crops they know will benefit the area’s neediest residents.

Willie & Sarah Petty, SoSA Area Coordinators, Join with Others to Alleviate Hunger in DeSoto County, Mississippi
Rev. Willie Petty and Clara Petty recently took part in the 2017 Hunger Summit in DeSoto County, along with other organizations feeding the poor in the region. Some of the participants are show above at a grant ceremony. Willie Petty says, “We’re in all of Mississippi and all of Arkansas. We’re feeding the hungry … We love to glean.” Clara Petty says, “We started with our senior citizens … we began to see families. There were a lot of single mothers … homeless families were able to be helped.” The event highlighted cooperation among the organizations helping to feed the poor in the region.

September is Hunger Action Month
Plan now to make September a time for your congregation to stand together against hunger. Join with the Society of St. Andrew to see that each person in this country has healthy, nourishing food to eat.

Message from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Answered Prayers!

Thank you to all of you who have been praying about my upcoming trip to India. The workshop I need to attend in Bangalore India has been confirmed. They seem to have worked out or around the glitches in the new software. This software will enable us to perform translation in a purely oral fashion, in other words nothing is ever written. It is called Render. Why do we need to develop this new approach?

Rachel lives in a remote country. Only 700 people speak her language. There is nothing written as her language has no alphabet. Rachel has learned about life through the stories her mother and grandmother told. She shares these same stories with her children. Though she has learned the trade language spoken in her country, her mother tongue is the one that she views and interacts with the world around her. With no alphabet, no Bible translation, and no Bible recording, how will Rachel ever know about Jesus Christ?

Enter Render, an oral Bible translation methodology and recording software.

Render was developed in partnership with Pioneer Bible Translators and Seed Company to ensure oral learners who do not have Scripture, like Rachel, have the opportunity to hear God’s Word in their heart languages.

On June 29 I head for India to learn the ins and outs of this new approach so that I can implement it in a pilot project in Papua New Guinea. I would appreciate your prayers for us during the trip. I will return July 22.

Blessings and Thanks,
Pat & Melenda

Society of St Andrew Gleaning Network

Accomplished January 1 to May 31, 2017

6.6 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields
4.4 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project
A total of 11 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed
33 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided
1,383 Events Held and 9,020 Volunteers Engaged

News and Events

Will You Take a Minute to Help Us? We Need Your Good Words
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Harvest of Hope Summer Retreats Begin in June
After two great college events distributing citrus in Florida, Harvest of Hope moves to High School and Middle School events in Virginia and North Carolina. And there are plenty of inter-generational events coming up in the fall in Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama. Click on the link below to learn more and to sign up.
Harvest of Hope Details on EndHunger.org

22nd Annual NUMB Ride Gets Ready to Roll
150 bike riders will pedal about 250 miles across the Nebraska countryside from June 24-28. They’ll be on the 22nd annual Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger. The ride raises money to support hunger-relief organizations, including the Society of St. Andrew.

LSU Potato Drop Gets Bigger and Better
With great cooperation and help from the Baton Rouge Food Bank and the Kitchens on The Geaux Student Group, the annual potato drop on the LSU campus continues to grow and to feed more people through area food banks and agencies.

 

 

 

 

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