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UM Men continue partnership with elementary school

NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The General Commission on UM Men packaged rice and beans for children attending the Tusculum Elementary School.

During their Aug. 3-5 meeting, the 20-member commission continued a practice begun in 2016 by the National Association of Conference Presidents of UM Men. At that March, 2016, meeting some 100 conference presidents and prayer advocates packaged 2,400 pounds of rice and beans for the students.

In March, 2017, presidents and prayer advocates again packaged the meals for their partner school.

The commission continued the practice on August 5.

“The 700 students come from 30 nations and they speak a variety of languages,” said Gil Hanke, top executive of the General Commission on UM Men, “But they all share one thing in common, they all eat rice and beans.”

The school lists UM Men as one of their community partners.

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