Virginie Sonan, Surviving Spouse, Cote d'Ivoire
The monthly pension payments that Virginie Sonan receives from her conference as a surviving spouse don’t go very far. She says, “The monthly rent and one
month’s 50-kilo bag of rice absorb slightly more than my entire monthly pension… It is only God who helps us.”
The Central Conference Pension Initiative was started to provide retirement support to pastors
and their surviving spouses, such as Virginie Sonan. To find out more about the initiative, explore www.ccpi-umc.org or write to
email@example.com. Donations can be made online or by calling 847-866-4230.