MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
1) FATHER DYER UMC in Breckenridge, CO will be sending a medical team to San Juan la Laguna this Novemeber 4-12. Needed are a dentist, dental assistant, and nurse. Please contact Theresa Ashton at 970-485-2194 if interested.
2) March 15-30, Vietnam Medical Mission!
I have confirmation that our Volunteers in Mission medical mission to Vietnam is on track. The dates will be between March 15 - 30, depending on flights. The cost will be around $3500, depending on the price of flights and the number of Team members.
Ut and Karen will be our in country missionaries getting everything organized. As soon as they have more details on where we will be working I will pass that along. We need medical as well as non-medical Team members who are willing to give freely of their time and talents to the poor villagers with limited access to basic health care.
MD's, NP's, PT's, EMT's, PA's, nurses, and chiropractors can be very beneficial to this mission. Please let me know if you are interested or if you have any other questions. I hope to here from you soon. Sincerely,Beverly DinnelTeam Leader for VIM Louisiana firstname.lastname@example.org
SPACE OPEN FOR TEAM TO CUBA
NEEDED: VIM MISSIONERS TO CUBA
The next VIM mission to Cuba needs more team members. The 10 day mission will be October 17-27, 2011. The cost is $2,200 for food, lodging and transportation. You must have a current passport with an expiration date over 6 months from the mission date. The Methodist Church in Cuba has asked our team to work on a church building in the town of Baquanas in Holguin, Cuba (on the eastern side of the island).
The team will work with church members on general construction and improvements of the church building. If God is calling you to be a part of a mission that will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others, then call Dr. Mark Martin (318)290-1179 or e-mail at email@example.com, to sign up for the Cuba VIM team in October. Six additional team members are still needed. The absolute deadline is August 15th.
Contact: Dr. Mark R. Martin, Associate Pastor
Pineville First United Methodist Church
2550 Monroe Hwy., Pineville, LA 71360
CAL-PAC CONFERENCE NOW HAS TRAINED EARLY RESPONDERS (ERT)
Cal-Pac had two ERT classes and now has 45 trained folks to respond as Early Responders! The classes were held at Glendale First UMC in Glendale, CA and another was held at Murrieta UMC in Murrieta, CA. The response was overwhelming with both classes reaching the maximum limit. As such, more ERT classes will be scheduled. If you are interested in getting ERT training in your annual conference please contact your UMVIM Conference Coordinator and Heather Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This video on Facebook featuring UMCOR consultant, Barbara Tripp, explains some of what UMCOR-trained Early Response Teams (ERTs) do after a disaster.
Are you among the thousands of people certified by UMCOR to be an ERT? If so, share your video story on UMCOR’s Facebook page.
Support this important aspect of UMCOR’s work by giving to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670.