Mission Opportunities Around the Conference

Need additional volunteers to fill out your mission trip? Want to go but don’t know who you can join up with? The Hill Country District Mission Committee wants to be a connector between volunteers and unfilled teams. Let us know what you need.

Here are some mission trip opportunities we know about:

Mississippi Delta — Project Grace needs volunteers for roofing projects now. Contact Rev. Veronica Pritchard at deltagrace@deltaland.net or 662-466-2167.

Haiti — Mar 20-28, Jun 19-28, Jul 31-Aug 9. $1,700 per person. Open seats for team members to teach English classes at an orphanage and build a family home. Contact Paula Hedrick,  pheidrick119@gmail.com.


Brazil — Apr 2-12. $3,200. La Conference medical mission needs professionals and non-professionals for a dental and medical mission boat trip on the Amazon. Team Leader Beverly Dinnel, 985-320-2393, missionbev@gmail.com.

Mexico — Apr 15-19. $350. Very few seats left for a medical mission to three tiny villages in the mountains of northern Mexico. Short and cheap; good way to get your feet wet for foreign mission trips. Contact Angie Bacon, FUMC Johnson City TX, at 830-868-7414.


Tanzania — Apr 26-May 4. $3,500. Exploratory trip to see what opportunities there may be for working through a pair of UMC missionaries there. Good chance to establish a connection for your church. Contact UMVIM Executive Director Paulette West, team leader, at paulette_west@umvim.org.

Honduras — May 10-18 and beyond. Carolina Honduras Health Foundation needs health professionals of all kinds for team trips to their clinic on the Caribbean coast. Contact KenHook@CHHF.org.

Guatemala — May 22-30. $1,350. Saraland (Ala) UMC trip to Casa Alleluia, an orphanage near Guatemala City, for light repairs and interaction with the children. Contact Rev Mike Hopkins, mike@saralandumc.org.

Belize — June 13-21. $1,800. South Carolina team has vacant slots for construction mission building a high school. No skills needed. Contact Alice Vander Linden at ahend942@aol.com.

Scotland and Salt Lake City — July & October; not on the same trip, of course. Primetimers will go on these GBGM trips for less-strenuous duties with standard UMVIM teams. Information on GBGM website’s Primetimers’ page. Contact primetimers@umcmission.org.

Alabama Rural Ministries — Seeking college students for summer staff coordinating home repairs or running kids’ day camps. $1,700 scholarship. Also need middle or high school students for mission camp, helping with home repairs and day camps. Contact Joe at joe@arm-al.org or www.arm-al.org/summerstaff.

Denver area — Aug, $900 per person. Building mission in Denver area. Contact team leader Linda Smith at  2014LJSmith@gmail.com.

Hungary — Aug 6-16. $790 (plus airfare). Team needs more members to lead Bible studies and other group activities with the Roma (gypsies). Contact is Linda Carty at lmcarty2003@yahoo.com.

Zimbabwe — Aug 15, 2 weeks. About $3,000 per person. Medical mission sponsored by Mississippi Conference. Contact team leader Hollis Crowder  holliscrowder@aol.com.