STORIES & NEWS
News is organized in reverse chronological order.
By James Melchiorre
9/3/08: Mission teams from United Methodist congregations in the U.S. go to Cuba every month. Connections keep growing, harbinger perhaps of a better, more mutually respectful future. Watch an 8-minute video of a Summer 2008 team to Cuba from St. Paul & St. Andrew (NY) UMC.
By Beth Buchanan
9/1/08: So you think you want to be a volunteer. But now what? Here are seven quick tips for how to become a volunteer. Be in prayer about all of these ideas and use all available resources and people when choosing a volunteer path!
By Susan J. Meister
8/29/08: New floors, new walls, a new roof, renewed hope in this home in Slidell, Louisiana, one of nearly 5,500 houses rebuilt or repaired in the past three years.
What Difference Does a Volunteer Make?
by Rev. Rhett Thompson
6/13/08: VIM teams organize the first vacation Bible school, train the first group of community-health promoters, and construct a "green" Camp in an area in Panama
By Jackie Campbell
8/13/08: Volunteers discover that their experiences are spiritual journeys as they get to know others, share stories about themselves and their churches, and build new relationships.
6/12/08: Ron Wilmot, a Volunteer in Mission died in Jalingo on June 9 while doing the Lord's work in a place he loved, surrounded by people he admired.
6/10/08: For seven years Ron Wilmot, a retired science teacher from Akron, Iowa, has traveled to Nigeria as an individual volunteer on behalf of the Iowa-Nigeria Partnership.
by Ilona Meilekh, Newton Kansan
5/29/08: UMVIMs with RVs come to a venue for three weeks to work and travel.
by Nancy Eubanks
5/19/08: Thirteen United Methodist Primetimers arrived in Macedonia on May 15 for two weeks of ministry.
by Tiffany Knowlin and Nick Elliott, New World Outlook
March / April 2008: A Volunteers in Mission team journeys from South Carolina to reconstruct an Alabama home.
by Betsy Keyack and Ann Fort
4/21/08: They came from all over Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. They ministered to sick people, gleaned potato fields, built homes and churches, served in many other ways.
by Times and Democrat Staff (Orangeburg, SC)
3/21/08: Teams of volunteers weatherized houses and used chain saws to cut trees away from homes and other property.