Our church District, the Tennessee Valley District, has been asked by The Holston Conference to participate in the “Ishe Anesu Project” that will aid under privileged children in Zimbabwe. The Ishe Anesu Project is similar to previous mission projects we’ve participated in such as the collection and shipment of school supplies. This time however we will be purchasing a list of nine basic foodstuffs to pack and ship in lidded buckets to the needy children. The buckets for the project have already been generously donated by Ace Hardware of Clinton. The lids and $5 shipment fee per bucket are also being provided. We hope to meet a congregational goal of designated food items for at least 20 buckets. I did a quick cost survey of the requested food items at our local Food City and Ingle’s groceries and found the average cost to be around $33. Now, I know there are sharper shoppers with keener eyes for good deals sitting out there in the pews so the $33 is just a cost estimate. If anyone would prefer to participate in the mission project by donating money towards the cost of the items that will be gladly accepted also. Below is a list of the requested food items:

  • 1 Bag Sugar (4-5 lbs.)
  • 1 Bag self-rising flour (4-5 lbs. )
  • 1 Bag rice (2 lbs.)
  • 1 bag dried beans (2 lbs. )
  • 1 Powdered Milk (10 oz. or less)
  • 1 Canned Ham (2 lb. Total)
  • 1 box quick/instant Oats (18 oz. or less)
  • 1-Bottle Cooking Oil (48 oz. or less)
  • 1 Box Splenda/Sucralose (50 count or less)

We will begin to collect the items in April and we expect the Conference will pick the buckets up the first week of May.

If you have any questions please call the office at 457-2287.