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China Outreach Ministry

China with 1.4 billion people is strategically located to influence 45% of the Earth’s population. At this time, only about 5% are Christian. More than 300,000 Chinese students and scholars study in the United States each year. There are 3,000 of them right here in our backyard at the University of Michigan. China Outreach Ministries, with ministry locations all over the US, works to reach these future leaders with the Gospel and prepare them for Christian leadership and witness. There is a need for more dedicated workers with a heart and desire to serve and share the love of Christ. The UM ministry is coordinated by Lynn and Mary Deneger.

China Outreach Ministries uses the strategy of relationship building, by having them as guests in homes, creating a feeling of family, inviting them to church where they can receive more Biblical teaching and by providing Christian education for their children.

Why We Support China Outreach Ministries

Dexter UMC and its members support this ministry financially and socially by connecting with some of the Chinese students in homes, churches and participating on some trips to area attractions and festivals. COM’s mission is based on Matthew 28:19 where Jesus said “Go and make disciples of all nations.” China is sending its best and brightest to US universities and COM works to reach them with the Gospel message and prepare them for Christian leadership and witness.

What You Need to Know

COM organizes two large outreach activities near Easter and Christmas and welcomes help with those efforts. There also is need of website maintenance, a weekend camping trip, planning and coordinating events like possibly a picnic for students following the Dexter Memorial Day Parade. China Outreach Ministries is coordinated by Lynn and Mary Degener at lynnandmarydeg@gmail.com. Lynn’s cell phone number is 734.834.0922 and Mary’s is 734.904.9088. You can learn more, volunteer or donate to this ministry by visiting China Outreach Ministries.