What is the Mina Project?
The Parable of Minas (found in Luke 19:11-27), Jesus tells a story about a noble man going away on a trip. Before leaving, the noble man gives a “mina” (sum of money) to each of his servants – telling them to “put this money to work until I come back”.
Today, we are going to have a little fun with that story. At the end of our worship service, you will be invited to pick up an envelope containing money from our Missions account. Your challenge is to take the cash, apply your talents and skills to make the investment grow. MCC folks have done all kinds of things with their mina funds.
Here’s a brief list of some of their ideas:
bought material for blankets/quilts
baked cakes/pies/cookies for sale
bought and sold gift cards
world class Lemonade stand!
made artwork/photography for sale
had a yard sale
sold items on Craigslist
fuel for mowers - yard work
You get the idea! Our first two Mina Projects, we turned $10,000 into $20,392.34. Start talking to your friends. Brainstorm ideas to use your skills to increase our investment.
Where will the funds go?
The proceeds will go towards our October 22 Food Bagging Event, local food relief efforts and help offset mission trip expenses. Together we can make a real difference in the lives of hurting people!