MISSION OPPORTUNTIES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
Colorado, January 2015. Youth Leadership Conference January 23-25th, 2015 at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Hillside, CO. For more information, please contact Heather Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Haiti, March 20-28; June 19-28; July 31-August 9, 2015. Additional team members are requested for any or all of these 3 trips to Haiti. The cost is $1700 and includes airfare, room and board, and supplies for the construction project. The main focus of this mission will be teaching English classes at an orphanage and helping build a home for a family. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, please contact Paula Heidrick, email@example.com.
Guatemala, May 22-30, 2015. Saraland UMC is leading a mission trip to Casa Alleluia, a large orphanage near Guatemala City. They will do light repairs to the campus and work with local children. The cost is $1350 and is all-inclusive, and a $400 deposit is due in mid-December. For more information, please contact Rev. Mike Hoppe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honduras, May 10-18, 2015 and Ongoing. The Carolina Honduras Health Foundation clinic in Limón, Honduras hosts 18 volunteer medical mission teams each year at their clinic on the Caribbean coast. A team leader is needed for the week of May 10-18, 2015. Assistance in organizing the team will be provided. Other teams throughout the year need doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, EMTs and pharmacists. If interested, please contact KenHook@CHHF.org.
YOUNG ADULT AND YOUTH MISSION MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT:
CASA ESPERANZA, NEW MEXICO
HEALTH AND MEDICAL MINISTRY
Volunteers in the past have purchased groceries for families on Thanksgiving, donated phone cards or have even planned a birthday party for some of the children staying with us. Each volunteer makes an incredible difference for the families who stay at our home. Just like at your own home, there is always so much to do at Casa Esperanza!
We have the ability to accommodate volunteer groups and clubs of all sizes or just one individual. We plan many projects throughout the year, and we are so grateful to be able to say that we can rely on our volunteers to help us check them off our to-do list.
Please call our Guest Services Team to schedule a time to come and tour our facility and to fill out a volunteer application.
SIERRA LEONE AND UMC MOURN EBOLA DEATH OF SURGEON
"We are trying to come to terms with the reality of his death," said Bishop John K. Yambasu. "We never thought we would be losing one of our head doctors to Ebola."
"He was everything to us," Yambasu said, adding Salia was one of only a very few surgeons in the country.
The bishop reported that everyone in the United Methodist office in Sierra Leone was crying and reeling from the sad news.
UMVIM WJ requests prayers for Dr. Salia's family and all those we have lost to Ebola.