The Sierra Leona Annual Conference has asked for prayers regarding the spreading of the Ebola virus within their country. If planning a mission or any other travel to Sierra Leone, please consult with the local ministry of health, the CDC and/or the US State Department to stay up-to-date on the latest information.
Dominican Republic/CaribbeanIf traveling to the Dominican Republic or the Caribbean, please be aware of a mosquito-born virus that could potentially become a problem. Please consult the State Department for vaccination requirements before traveling abroad and check with the Center for Disease Control as well.
For more information, please check out the following link from Doctors Without Borders. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/ebola-massive-deployment-needed-fight-epidemic-west-africa
**VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR TEAM TO URUGUAY IN NOVEMBER**
In a joint venture with teams from the Susquehanna Annual Conference and the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference we will be traveling to Salto, Uruguay November 6-18, 2014 for a Volunteers in Mission trip. We will be doing a renovation project with the congregation of the La Cruz Methodist Church in Salto (Northwestern Uruguay). The project entails painting, light construction and some plumbing. There will be ample time to learn about the Rio Del La Platte area and its rich culture. The cost is $2300 per person, which includes airfare from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Montevideo, Uruguay, hotels, meals and ground transportation. For more information please contact Rev. Miguel Arenas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Dr. Robert Cook at Kerygma5@yahoo.com