Be a Gem

I’m praying not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me because of them and their witness about me. The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind, Just as you, God, are in me and I in you, so they might be one heart and mind with us. Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me. The same glory you gave me, I gave them, So they’ll be as unified and together as we are — I in them and you in me. Then they’ll be mature in this oneness, and give the world evidence that you’ve sent me and loved them, in the same way you’ve loved me.

-John 17:23, The Message

MCC’s Global Ministry and Movement Countries

The Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Moldova, Cuba, Russia, Australia, Nigeria, The United Kingdom, Ukraine, Jamaica, Canada, Pakistan, Romania, Nicaragua, The United States and many other nations!

Be a Gem in Chicago for General Conference
General Conference in 2013 ought to be our most international conference ever. MCC is growing in places we never believed possible forty-four years ago. To allow MMC’ers from many nations to transform us as we transform the world, MCC needs your help.

GC2010 was an amazing and life-changing experience. People always told me about it but there’s no words that could ever describe the strong presence of the Holy Spirit. I came to the conference as a stranger and left as a part of a supportive and loving MCC family. Even though we could not always understand each other, I felt connected and welcomed by all. For the first time ever, I experienced what it truly meant to be truly inclusive, to be a MCCer and not just a Good Hope MCCer. I have been blessed and I believe, so would you.

-Dominic Kessell, Good Hope MCC, Cape Town, South Africa

To feel all the goodness, the energies and the spirit of all the wonderful people that surrounded me at the MCC conference was a true blessing that came into my life. Coming from an orthodox country to a space where everyone felt free, happy and most sharing of these feelings was overwhelming at the beginning, but so rewarding and insightful as result…that I feel every time I remember the atmosphere and the empowering words. The enormity of the event moved me to make a wish, which came true the next year! Thank you MCC community and those wonderful people that made it happen for me, it has marked me for the rest of my life!

-Iuliana Marcinschi, Moldova

Be a Gem!
The Be a Gem campaign makes it possible for MCC to:

•embody our global identity;
•invest in international leadership
•build our global movement
•share abundantly, everyone according to their means, and
•believe in MCC’s international impact, today and in God’s future world-wide.

To guarantee that twenty-five of our priority representatives worldwide can attend General Conference in Chicago in 2013, MCC needs to raise $75,000 USD cash or in-kind.

Ways that YOU can Be a GEM
• Volunteer to greet and orient someone attending for the first time
• Share your room with a Guest
• Donate Frequent Flyer miles, purchase tickets
• Sponsor meals for a participants
• Give generously to the Be a GEM campaign – click “Donate” below to give now!

How much is Needed
To guarantee that twenty-five of our priority representatives worldwide can attend General Conference in Chicago in 2013, MCC needs to raise USD $75,000 or its equivalent as in-kind contributions. No contribution is too small, pooling our resources and gifts of all sizes enable those with more limited means, often traveling the greatest distances, to attend and participate fully. We are stronger together!

The cost per person that is needed to support the participation of a Be A GEM scholarship recipient is between USD$2000.00 and USD$3500.00. The breakdown of these costs is as follows:

Conference Expense Estimated Cost (US Dollars)

REGISTRATION USD $225.00 – $450.00
ACCOMMODATIONS USD $750.00 per week
AIRLINE TICKET USD $500.00 – $2000.00 (round trip)
MEALS USD $300.00 per week

It’s easy to give to the Be a Gem fund. Look for the Be a Gem section included on the registration form and sign up to do your part, or click “Donate” below to give online!

This conference and the special opportunities it provides (International LEAD Retreat, a Global RevM retreat, and CLM Train the Trainer) can be invaluable for our global participants.

Thank you for helping to make what we believe a reality in Chicago. Thank you!

If you are not planning to attend the conference, but still wish to participate in the Be a Gem campaign or if you have questions about the campaign please contact us.

Jennifer Justice and Carlos Chavez

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