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2008

 

Guatemala familyMission Volunteers
By Clinton Rabb
Nov/Dec 2008: The role of Mission Volunteers in the new quadrennium will be to engage and deploy UM volunteers in the mission of The UMC as outlined in the four focus areas of ministry.

 
Primetimers along South Georgia's Golden IslesPrimetimers explore South Georgia's Golden Isles
By Jeanie Blankenbaker
11/26/08: 38 older adults come to Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island from across the United States and the United Kingdom to learn about "All Creatures Great and Small" and early Methodist history in Georgia.
 

Following God's Call coverFollowing God's Call: Individual Volunteers in Mission
By Michael DeBorja
11/7/08: Walt and Betty Whitehurst have woven a narrative about the great work and witness individual volunteers have shared with others from the letters and notes of the volunteers themselves.

 

Ubuntu-Church in SW China-iconUbuntu eXplorers Team to Hong Kong and China
By Jeanie Blankenbaker
10/28/08: A group of United Methodist Women visited with migrant Indonesian and Filipino women workers in Bethune House in Hong Kong, as well as with Miao ethnic minority people and projects of the Amity Foundation in Guizhou Province in southwest China.

 
St. Paul & St. Andrew UMC VIM team in CubaVIMs build mutual respect in U.S., Cuba
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.
 
Columbia wellSeven Go-To's and Gotta Do's for UM Volunteers
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!
 
Miss Frances' homeMiss Frances' home rebuilt by UMCOR, partners, volunteers
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.
 

Panama-communityhealthWhat 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

 
UM Habitat House in MercerWestern PA UMs build Habitat House during annual conference
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.
 
Yam mounds - Nigeria Beloved Iowa Mission Volunteer Dies in Nigeria
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.
 
Nigeria PartnershipIncredibly Sad News from Nigeria.....
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.
 

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