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Congregation raising money for AIDS orphans

December 19, 2007

Thomasville-- Around 500 people attend Thomasville First United Methodist Church every week.   The church is asking members to spend $50 less on Christmas this year, and instead put it toward building a home in Africa for 12 orphaned children who's parents died of AIDS.

Chris Goff, Director of Outreach says, "We're going to have an opportunity to build relationships with the 12 children by individually sponsoring them.  For $30 a month we can provide them with food, a house parent, medical care and vocational training."

A puzzle at the church represents how much money they have raised so far.  They've already raised almost $20,000 of the $25,000 needed to build the home.




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