We have created a Peace Church support team for Tom and Monica Liddle and their children Hannah and Simon. Andy Fena is chairing our team with help from lots of others. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, August 13th at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. We hope to work in lots of ways to show our support!
Here are some of the ideas that came out of the meeting:
- Better sharing of information about their work through a church bulletin board, regular posts of their blog, hoping to have a video of them to share with the congregation.
- Emotional support of the Liddles — more regular contact with them, sending care packages, the Sunday school connecting with Simon and sending letters, regular prayers for them and their work — both daily in our personal prayers and in the congregational time of worship.
- Financial support — generating more donors to support their work, sending of supplies or money for supplies that they need.
- Working toward sending a group to visits them Summer of 2018. We would send folks that have skills that would be helpful to them in the ministry in East Timor.
Join us as we think of other ways to support our amazing missionaries! Call or email the office (724-3637, email@example.com) if you would like to be added to the “Liddle Support Team” email list.
Tom and Monica are sponsored by the UCC Global Ministries, funded by donations from congregations and individuals. They work through The Protestant Church of East Timor (IPTL). This is their third time of service in East Timor, this first being in 2003. Monica is a Naturopath and Midwife, and is continuing her service as the doctor in Clinic Immanuel in Lospalos. In that role, she will provide direct care to patients, provide leadership and on-going training to the clinic staff, and work with local health authorities in the areas of maternity care, nutrition, and public health, especially related to tuberculosis. Tom is an ordained UCC minister, and is developing pastoral leaders for rural congregations and assisting with its social outreach foundation which runs two clinics and a rural vocational school.