Using the plan in which 20 conferences invited 20 churches to encourage 20 people to give $20, United Methodist Men were able to exceed the goal amount to purchase this bus for the Vietnam United Methodist Church. Photos by Linda Hedden.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on UM Men, announced that an effort by UM Men to support the mission work of the UMC in Vietnam resulted in additional gifts totaling $127,900.
Their goal was to provide a 16-passenger bus for the growing church.
Hanke's announcement, “We bought the bus!” received loud applause from conference presidents of UM Men, meeting Feb. 28 to March 3 in Nashville.
The UMC in Vietnam has 12,000 church members in 57 congregations are the growing church is opening new churches each week and making new disciples across the once divided nation.