Who We Are

Hope for the Children of Africa is a task force of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Since 2000 through a partnership with the South Congo Episcopal Area, we support two orphanages and collaborate with mission teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

During the late 1990’s in response to the request from African Bishops in the United Methodist Church the task force was created to assist in providing relief and reconciliation to innocent children victims of wars, famines and the destruction of schools and hospitals due to the unrest of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Great Christmas Gift
November seems a bit early to talk about Christmas gifts. In reality, it’s time to consider your gifting and by those in your congregation.

Need an idea? Make donations to the Jamaa Letu Orphanages (JLO) as your gifts to relatives and friends. Choose the amounts, any amounts. Donate through your local church, on the Jamaa Letu website, or directly to the PNW Conference (noting that it’s a Christmas gift to JLO). Print a gift card and tuck it into an envelope or gift box. Deliver the gift.

Multiple people will benefit: the children and teens who live in the two orphanages in Africa, the recipient of the gift card who knows that a thoughtful gift to a great project has been made, and you as the donor.

Would like to promote the idea? Print a Christmas poster. For an article for a newsletter of bulletin, edit middle two paragraphs of this article to include the way to donate to your local church.