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Beverly Nolte in Costa Rica-smallRetired long-time NCJ Coordinator on her UMVIM Experiences: an interview with Beverly Nolte
June, 2009: When persons participate in work trips, they learn about servanthood, attitudes of gratitude, reaching out to help the least, lost, left. How our host friends express their faith in vibrant, vital and vigorous ways inspires team members.


Individual Volunteer Holly HeyrothMy First 100 Days as an Individual Missionary Volunteer
by Holly Heyroth
5/11/09: At Methodist Angel House Orphanage in Tarime, Tanzania, a children's home that opened five years ago to assist with the care of 40 "amazingly strong and beautiful children,” Holly works alongside three other UM Individual Volunteers.

Latin American& Caribbean UMCOR-UMVIM Mexico GatheringConsultation on Volunteer Collaboration in Latin America and Caribbean
Mission Program Updates: April, 2009
Methodist leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and US gathered in Mexico City to strengthen relationships through sending and receiving volunteers when responding to disasters.
Mexico consultationLatin American, Caribbean and US Churches Explore New Ways of Being in Mission Together
United Methodist Committee on Relief
4/3/09: A gathering in Mexico City sparked honest dialog across borders and cultures about engaging in mission together.
Ind. Vol. trainingStep Up in Mission Volunteer Training
Mission Program Updates: April, 2009
The closing months of 2008 and opening months of 2009 saw a number of training events for volunteers, both teams and individuals.
Dental team in HondurasGlobal Health Volunteers
Mission Program Updates: April, 2009
A meeting in Austin, Texas, examined current health ministries, learned about volunteer-related health projects and explored strategies for connection.
UMVIMs in HaitiPlan Emerges for Work of Volunteers in Haiti
Mission Program Updates: April, 2009
An October 2008 consultation put the spotlight on partnerships between United Methodist Volunteer in Mission teams and communities in Haiti.

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