Appalachia Mission: Henderson Settlement
Henderson Settlement is a part of the United Methodist Church in Kentucky. Continually adapting its mission to meet the changing needs of the community, there are community care and outreach ministries, agricultural, craft and clothing ministries and work camps providing home improvement and building projects.
Leader: We are seeking a leader for this project. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Family friendly, youth volunteers welcome
Kenya Mission Project
FUMC partners with a rural Kenyan community to provide education and a sustainable feeding program to the poorest of the poor. The Bishop Lawi Imathiu Secondary School (BLISS) serves over 600 secondary school students and was built primarily with funds donated by FUMC Ann Arbor.
In addition, we are getting to know two other primary schools in the community that serve over 700 children living in acute poverty. Much of our recent focus has been on assisting the educational and feeding efforts at Gichunge Primary School. The mission team usually departs for Kenya in February.
Contact: Kathy Macdonald at email@example.com.
Youth Mission Trips
Costa Rica, Methodist Children’s Home
The Methodist Children’s Home of Costa Rica was initiated and funded by the Methodist Church of CR to provide a home for children who were considered difficult to adopt, primarily focusing on not splitting up sibling groups and taking in older children. The purpose of the Home is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children who have been declared legally abandoned. The project’s aim is to provide loving homes for children who have moved through the child welfare system in Costa Rica, yet have not been adopted. One of the main ways of getting the Home built is to have teams from the U.S. come and help the local workers with the construction work.
Pat Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org.