Angola Ministries

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After a period of discernment, Good Shepherd leadership made the decision to shift our missionary support from Latvia to Angola. Elsa Ingles Mateus offered us a glimpse into her beautiful country and thanked us the decision to begin this mission relationship with Angola. The specific mission is Quessua (pronounced Kes-Wa) Agriculture and the United Methodist missionary is Kutela Katembo from The Congo. Please be in prayer for Kutela's work in Angola and be aware the he is praying for Good Shepherd Church. Attached is his March newsletter describing the mission work.

In addition to prayers, we will be providing monetary support. We have decided to divide all donations evenly between Quessua Agriculture and salary support for Kutela.

There are many ways to donate:
  • » Checks should be written to GSUMC with "Angola" in the memo.
  • » Electronic donations can be made through our electronic giving platform. Go to and click on "Donate Now".
  • » From our webpage you can also use PayPal, just make a note in PayPal that it is for Angola.
  • » You can also give quickly from your cell phone using text giving. Simply text to the number 301-804-6012 the amount and purpose of donation (for example, to donate $20 text "20 Angola". If this is your first time using the text giving you will have to enter your personal info. This is securely stored for future text giving.

We are excited about this new opportunity to partner with Kutela and the Quessua Mission to offer the love of Jesus and to nourish the people of Angola body, mind and spirit and look forward to seeing how our church family will respond in faith as GSUMC has so many times before.

Many Blessings,

Rev. Laurie Gates-Ward