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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.



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.


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