This is an appeal letter from Donna Cammarata to encourage your support for the Ghana Mission.
Dear PW friends,
Ruth Brown, PCUSA Mission co-worker in Ghana, is requesting letters from Presbyterian Women to support 2 proposals for grants from the PW Thank Offering. Ruth is living in northern Ghana and actively involved in engaging and encouraging community endeavors that are sustainable. Along with community leaders, Ruth helped prepare these two proposals. The applications for grant money approval are boosted by letters of support from local PW groups. Will you help in this endeavor?
Below is the email Ruth sent and attached are samples of the two support letters. Please email your personalized support letters back to Ruth by August 5th if possible at [email protected]. You may contact her for more information or if you have any questions.
You may also contact me. Letters can be received until August 30th, but the sooner, the better, for the applications to be sent in for approval. Please pass this on to other PW groups and PW leaders.
Many thanks, Donna (814-873-4860) [email protected]
From Ruth …
I am writing to every PC(USA) church I know who has Presbyterian Women’s groups because I’m assisting the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana with sending two different grant proposals to Presbyterian Women in Louisville. Each proposal is a very unique program for a very particular target group.
One proposal is being made by the EP Church’s development and relief organization, EPDRA, for leadership training and assistance to 50 families of accused people at the Gnani witches camp. EPDRA staff have found their farming practices are so inadequate that their yield for corn is only 20% of what it should be. Please read the attached sample letter of support to learn what the church’s plan of assistance is for these families.
The other proposal is being made by the Upper Northern Presbytery of the EP Church for a fundamental literacy program targeting 300 youth ages 8 to 15 who have not yet enrolled in public school. The program will offer 15 hours of tutoring per week for 9 months to get them ready to enroll in 3rd grade or higher the following school year. The program includes training of community teams in 6 towns where the children are living. It’s a great plan that includes sustainability components (but will be needing additional funding, at least every other year at this point). The program and needs are explained in the other sample support letter that is attached.
Josh Heikkila tells me that Ghana has been by-passed by the Thank Offering grant every year. But I think we can win these grants. The proposals and the backing from EPDRA and Rev. Vincent Dagadu from Upper Northern Presbytery are solid.
Thank you for all you do in support of Upper Northern Presbytery and the people of Ghana!
Love to you