Individual Volunteer Orientation at Alma Mathews House, October 13-15, 2006
Fifteen candidates for the Individual Volunteers program came to New York City from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the Orientation/Training held on October 13-15, 2006. They ranged in age from 21 to 68 and will serve in locations from Mississippi storm relief sites to Kenya and South Korea. They heard Paul Dirdak, Deputy General Secretary for UMCOR and Mission Volunteers, share about the work UMCOR is doing in Sudan and other parts of the world. Elliot Wright, GBGM Information Officer, gave the group pointers on how to tell their story and solicited their stories while they serve. Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie, UMVIM Coordinator for the New York Annual Conference, served as an excellent resource and led the group in closing worship and communion on Sunday.
Small group bible study
Elliot Wright speaks to group
Participants in group discussion