First UMC Announces Christian Pen Pal Ministry: How Can I Pray For You?

February 17, 2020 – The First United Methodist Church (UMC) of Center and Polly McKissick Montemayor, First UMC Missions Committee Chair, extends an invitation to our community by joining the members at First UMC by becoming a pen pal and connecting with an individual in the congregation of Gold Creek Agape Church in Mezcales, Nayarit, Mexico. The goal is to establish a relationship between the two churches as well as our community by connecting members and residents directly and encouraging them to pray for one another.

How to become a Pen Pal?

Write a letter of introduction to be delivered to a member of the church in Mexico. The writer introduces himself/herself with a short bio and some personal information. Writers can include photos or their email address if they wish. Somewhere in the body of the letter, the writer asks,” How can I pray for you?” The letters will be delivered to members of the Agape congregation, along with a translation to Spanish. Agape members will reply to the letters, and the replies will be delivered, along with an English translation, to the letter writers from First UMC and our community. Agape members will also ask, “Como puedo orar por ti?”

Where to send your letters?

Your letters can be sent directly to Polly McKissick Montemayor at her email address or delivered to the church office at 211 Porter Street, Center, TX. If you have questions or need additional information regarding this outreach ministry, please contact Polly at (936) 591-5586 or Pastor Karen Jones at (936) 598-2707.