1.UMVIM is an approved United Methodist ministry.

2. The mission projects are vetted and screened.

3. Volunteer teams can continue their relationship with the project site they served at via The Advance and missionaries.

4. All are welcome to serve.

5. Training, forms, insurance, etc. available

6. It's simple. Contact umvimwj@hotmail.com to get started!

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Photo: Flooding in Casper, WY, courtesy weather.com.

1) CASPER, WYOMING - Volunteers are URGENTLY needed to help homeowners recover from flash floods that occurred in July. Over 930 homes and 70 businesses experienced flooding from 1 feet to 9 feet! Work includes removing drywall and insulation and doing mold abatement. Housing provided by First UMC Casper. They will also provide access to their kitchen and showers. There is also a campground nearby that has some 30 amp RV hookups for free. To schedule yourself or your team please contact Joy Clark, 307-234-9386, fumccpr@tribcsp.com.

2) GUATEMALA - October 30-November 8, 2009 - Medical mission trip. Urgent need for 1-2 DENTISTS! Location is Lake Panajacha area for medical/construction team from Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge. Very experienced leadership. Contact Theresa Ashton, lravenhouse@gmail.com

3) ALASKA - Volunteers needed NOW to help people recover from ice-flooding. Fly into Fairbanks or Dawson City, Yukon, Canada (passport required). Transportation from these locations can be pre-arranged. Housing is in tents - sleeping bags rated to 0 degrees needed. Food and showers provided. Bring hand tools. For more information see http://www.umvimwj.blogspot.com/ or contact Lori Staats, UMVIM Coordinator, staatslori@gmail.com

4) Mc CURDY School, New Mexico - September 13-21, 2009. Sponsored by Shepherd of the Hills UMC in St. George. Those interested should contact Mike or Sherry Cummins at 435/272-4577 (home) or 435/313-4112 (cell). Mike & Sherry's email is cummins_m_s@yahoo.com (the spaces between the s m & s are underscores).

5) GUATEMALA - April 30-May 10, 2010. Dental mission trip sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Conference. Both medical and non-medical volunteers needed! Non-medical volunteers to help the dentists and play games with local children. Dental mission trips are particularly satisfying because you can see immediate results of providing pain relief! Learn about health and education-related ministries with the indigenous Mayan people of Guatemala. Contact Mark Ely, marcos@puravida.org, http://www.puravida.org/.