Volunteers in Mission is planning a trip to the Holy Land from Sept. 5 to 16 and would like to extend an invitation to others in our conference to join in this life changing experience!
The group will be visiting several organizations that are supported as Advance or Partner Projects of the United Methodist Church, including Four Homes of Mercy, Bethlehem Bible College, Wi’Am Conflict Resolution Center, Sindyanna of Galilee and Mar Elias Institution (Archbishop Elias Chacour’s school in Ibillin), to name a few.
The group also will visit many of the holy sites in the region and areas that are dealing with Israeli occupation issues. The trip is being hosted by the United Methodist liaison office in Jerusalem.
For more information, contact Carol Ekdahl-Garwood, Great Plains Conference secretary of global ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We participate in United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM). UMVIM is a grassroots movement within The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short term assignments at their own expense.
UMVIM exists to promote, encourage and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad.
UMVIM provides opportunities for service by developing and nurturing relationships with domestic and international leaders. We continually nurture our contacts with these leaders to respond to the needs of local communities and provide comprehensive training resources for team leaders to help them prepare their teams for the mission field.
Learn more about our involvement at the VIM News.