All Saints Day, Missions and Development Offering
The Missions and Development Program
We take a Missions and Development Offering each year on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday closest to 1 Nov (All Saints Day), this year it is 4 Nov. The Offering is taken up from CEC churches and individuals and then sent to the ICCEC offices in New York. The funds are recorded online, so each Rector can see that their funds have been received and credited properly. The four General Secretaries in Africa are then given the amounts they can expect to receive.
-Bishop Gogo (Uganda, South Sudan, and Southern Congo)
-Bishop Koyo (Kenya)
-Bishop Sekelwa (Tanzania)
-Bishop Emmanuel (Rwanda and Northern Congo)
The CEC seeks to make a lasting change in developing countries while helping those in need today.
We provide funds and guidance to help those in need, develop their own profit-making micro-businesses. The profit from these businesses will produce more income over time, with more local control.
We recognize that there are needs today, so we set aside 20% of all our funds to provide for those who are hurt, hunger, and helpless. The local Bishops distribute these funds as they see the need.
CEC Development seeks to empower local leaders to provide for themselves. We have two legs of the plan. The first is to deal with the immediate needs of mercy and clean water. We designate 20% of funds from every donation to meet immediate needs and raise funds for clean water to stop the diseases stealing the children’s future. 80% of funds are designated to build for the future by building income producing micro-businesses that will allow the churches in Africa to support themselves, and decide their own future.