AC2020 Global Health Initiative

October 09, 2019

The 2020 Iowa Annual Conference will be focusing on Global Health and we are excited to share about two very deserving groups who are making a difference in the lives of others here in Iowa and around the world.  

Iowa Mission of Mercy is a large scale, two-day community dental clinic where dental professionals and general volunteers donate their time to provide free oral health care to individuals who face barriers to receiving dental care. The clinic moves to different areas of the state each year. 2019 The clinic was in Davenport, 2020 it will be in Des Moines.  

As United Methodists, we are committed to creating Abundant Health for all – a global connection striving for mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Lifesaving health ministries are enriching the lives of people around the world, from South America to Africa, from India to the Philippines and the U.S. This means a prosthetic solution in Sierra Leone, personal transportation in Zambia and shade and fresh water in Brazil.  

We hope you will and your churches will consider raising money for the global health initiative. This could be through a Christmas or Easter offering, a special collection, a fundraiser or any other creative way. (Abundant Health has many resources available.)  Money can be sent directly to the Iowa Annual Conference and please designate 2020 global health.  

The AC2020 Global Health offerings will be split between the two organizations.