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Volunteers In Mission Team Openings

Potrerillos, Honduras: Feb 22-29, 2020 and Feb 29-Mar 7, 2020 (Louisiana Annual Conference)
Potrerillos, Honduras: Feb 22-29, 2020 and Feb 29-Mar 7, 2020 (Louisiana Annual Conference)

In 2020, St. Luke Simpson in Lake Charles will return for its 10th mission to Honduras and are inviting others from across the Louisiana Conference to join them. A medical and children’s VBS mission will be in Honduras February 22-29, 2020. A dental and construction mission will be February 29- March 7, 2020. Skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed and welcomed for one or both weeks. The cost is $1600 for one week or $2400 for both weeks. If you are interested in supporting or participating in this mission, please contact Dean Sawyer, medical/VBS team leader (337-274-9238) or Helen Page, dental/construction team leader (337-502-2554).  

Maua, Kenya: Sept 23-Oct 8, 2020 (Louisiana Annual Conference)
Maua, Kenya: Sept 23-Oct 8, 2020 (Louisiana Annual Conference)

The sponsoring church is Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church in Monroe, LA. Team leaves on 9/23/2020 – Returns to the U.S. on 10/08/2020. Team will be 10 to 15 members, it currently has six members.  There are four to nine spaces available. In conjunction with the Maua Methodist Church, Maua Methodist Hospital and the Community Elders, our team’s mission will be to build one home for an AIDS Orphan in the surrounding area. The homes were designed by the community with strict criteria to decide who qualifies for a home.  Mission teams provide the money for building material and labor to build the house.  Anyone 18 years and older can be a member of the team, no special carpentry skills are needed.  We will work with a Kenyan carpenter who has built many of these homes.  Other projects - distributing Days for Girls Kits and a visit to a local school/orphanage.  We will also go on Safari for three days while in Kenya. Team Leader: Cyndy Hardaker Phone: (318) 381-5258, please leave a voicemail if I do not answer. Email: Chardaker11@gmail.com Cost: $3,765, plus the cost of a VISA $55

Kenya: September 1 – 10, 2020 (Central Texas Conference)
Kenya: September 1 – 10, 2020 (Central Texas Conference)

Travel with others and Zoe Empowers to Kenya September 1 – 10, 2020. You will visit with and learn from young people who are engaged in each stage of the Zoe Empowers program. You will have an opportunity to be a guest in their homes. You will see how the relationships they have with fellow group members are providing them with an extended family within their communities. You will witness firsthand how their group projects and businesses are helping them to thrive in the midst of adversity. And you will even get a taste of the local culture through a tourism experience that is unique to the country you visit. Visit  https://zoeempowers.org/get-involved/vision-trips/ or contact  Katherine Hunter (817-877-5222 or katherinehunter@ctcumc.org) for more information.

Texas/Mexico Border: November 24-27, 2019 (Central Texas Conference)
Texas/Mexico Border: November 24-27, 2019 (Central Texas Conference)

A group from Central Texas will be traveling to the Texas/Mexico border November 24 - 27 to learn from and serve our neighbors in this area. During the week, we will volunteer in Brownsville and Mexico preparing meals as well as learning about how different ministries and organizations are responding to the border crisis. The approximate cost of the trip is $250. If you have a current passport and are interested in this trip, please email Katherine Hunter (817-877-5222 or katherinehunter@ctcumc.org).