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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zimbabwe — Aug 15, 2 weeks. About $3,000 per person. Medical mission sponsored by Mississippi Conference. Contact team leader Hollis Crowder email@example.com.