Technology drive to help South American pastors


The Conference Office of Mission has launched a "technology drive" to collect communications tools for Methodist pastors and professors in Bolivia and Colombia.

In those nations, "pastors do not have easy access to texts and resources for their education. Professors also lack tools to teach and prepare ministers for the work in the local church. This is why we are inviting you to participate in this technology drive," said Carlos Ramirez, associate director in the Office of Mission.

If you plan to upgrade your tablet computer or laptop, donate the older one to this campaign. Having such a tool provides pastors and professors access to materials and books at lower costs, some free. They can download pastoral, biblical, and theological texts to improve their education and preparation to serve God.

You also can give funds to purchase equipment for those Methodist leaders.

Send your technology donation to Carlos Ramirez, 1501 N.W. 24th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106, and write "Technology Drive" on the package. If sending funds, make your check payable to Office of Mission, at the same address, and in the memo line write "Technology Drive."

"We will gather all the equipment and then take it to Bolivia and Colombia," said Rev. Ramirez.

Deadline to donate is May 30, the closing day of Annual Conference.

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