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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015



1) Happy New Year!  HAPI is looking for a dentist to join a dental team from Houston, TX , July 2 - 11 to Musac, Haiti. If interested, contact Gail Girbach at ggirback@gmail.com or Valerie Mossman-Celestin, United Methodist Deaconess
U.S. Executive Director, Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI) / 616-446-9558

2) June 22-30, 2015. Nicaragua.  Cost is $1300 per person.  The June team will be especially for High School and older youth, as well as adults.  The work will be mainly be in schools: interaction with students, some construction, school maintenance, public hospital visitations, Bible school with a Nicaraguan Methodist Church, and other activities.  Time for worship, sightseeing and shopping will be included.  An application form and brochure is available upon request to Jack Reif at jack.reif.zoomtown.com.

3) Bahamas Methodist Habitat is now accepting volunteer applications for 2015 Summer Staff.  Spend seven weeks of your summer working in the Bahamas! We are looking for passionate young adults who are seeking God while helping others.  You must be at least 19 OR have one year of college completed. For more information go to our website at www.methodisthabitat.org.
4) Interested in serving as an Individual Volunteer? Upcoming training event at the Colby Retreat Center in Palmdale, CA February 24 - 28, 2015.  For more information and an application please contact Malcolm Frazier at mfrazier@umcmission.org.

5) Two job openings at UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, LA Dir. of Volunteer Services and Volunteer Program Manager.  More information and the application process can be found at the Global Ministries website at www.umcmission.org.  If you know of any interested persons, I would be happy to speak with them and answer any questions they may have.  I appreciate any attention you can give to this. from Kathy Kraiza / cell 337-578-0156 / Executive Director of Relief SuppliesUnited Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) 

6) Make your Spring Break count! Spend a week, half-week, or weekend with ARM in Tuskegee, AL where you'll extend the love of Christ through home repair ministry. Many dates in March and April are still available! Bring your middle school, high school, or college students, your Sunday School class, or your small group! Contact Joe at (334) 501-4276 or joe@arm-al.org for more information. You can register online today at www.arm-al.org/springbreak.

Spots are filling up for ARM's Summer Mission Camp! Dates are still available throughout June and July. Provide a transformative experience for your middle and/or high school students as they serve and reflect together with us in rural Alabama. Contact Joe at 
(334) 501-4276 or  joe@arm-al.org for more details or register your group online today at www.arm-al.org/summercamp. Registration fee is only $50, but only until February 1st! 

6) Do you want to learn how to be a caring Christian presence in times of a natural disaster?  Then attend the 2nd Annual Western Jurisdiction Disaster Academy.  It will be held in Denver, CO March 2-5, 2015.  For more information please contact Heather Wilson at umvimwj@hotmail.com.

Jim Gulley, UMCOR consultant, recalls the events of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti in this new video that marks its 5th anniversary.
Five years after surviving the devastating January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti, Jim Gulley, UMCOR consultant, recalls moments of that tragic day and also looks forward with hope as the nation continues to rebuild. Visit www.umcor.org to watch the video and learn more.