For the past several days many of us have had the wonderful opportunity to reconnect with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in Indiana and across the nation. As we gathered with our loved ones to give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us throughout this year, be it with our family, work, church, community or wherever you've found joy, we pray that you and yours were reminded of the things, people, and moments that are invaluable, and make the holidays unforgettably special. 

This annual holiday also allows many of us to gear up for the fun of engaging in Christmas shopping to find the perfect gifts or great deals to round out our list or if you're like many of us, you might be just at the beginning. 

Today is Giving Tuesday, and you have several more opportunities to 'save' on this unique day of global generosity that can help transform lives through wonderful ministries and non-profits that reach the least of these each and every day.

We invite you to take a moment to find at least one great group to support today and potentially find something that might peak your interest to foster a new charitable relationship. 

As you prepare to share and 'save,' here is one of the great ministries connected to the Indiana Conference:

Africa University (AU) is a United Methodist-related institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe and has helped students from across the continent of Africa become world-changing leaders for their countries, as well as nations all around the globe. For 25 years AU has offered Africa a chance for change by offering its young people a future with hope. The Indiana Conference has a long history of supporting this ministry and has been actively engaged in a campaign to raise $1.6 million for scholarships including a scholarship to honor the late Rev. William ‘Bill’ Keith, Jr., as well as to endow a chairperson for the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

The campaign is nearing the end, but your support is still needed to make a difference in the lives that this vital educational ministry reaches each and every day.

Click here to donate. 

You may also send donations to: 

United Methodist Foundation of Indiana

8401 Fishers Center Drive

Fishers IN 46038

Click the image below for an informational video about AU: