2012 Wesley Volunteers in Mission teams:
Team Member forms:
- June 4-June 10: Wesley UMVIM'ers will travel to San Fernando, El Salvador to assist the small village with some vocational plans and to offer the children a Vacation Bible School. More information.
- July 26 to August 9, 2012: We return to Navuniyaro, Fiji to offer the villagers medical assistance, Vacation Bible School, and help with construction of the village Methodist Church.
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Nueva Huixcolotla, December 26, 2010-January 1, 2011
| Navuniyaro, Fiji, July 20
2011-August 7, 2011
Tizimin Iglesia Calvary, January 30, 2011-February 6, 2011
Eleven team members from Wesley and several other churches spent two weeks working with the wonderful people of Navuniyaro Village and two other villages in the area while in Fiji. Our medical and dental team treated 350 patients and offered physical therapy to those in need. Well over 100 children attended Bible School lessons daily, which included lots of music and crafts.
The village has been constructing a church for the past few years, and our team assisted in the ongoing building project. We are looking forward to our return in 2012!
members were joined by a group from the Puebla Methodist Church in the
village of Tizimin, Mexico, not too far from Cancun. They worked during
the week clearing growth and removing an old fence from the church
property. A wall is being constructed around the church property, so
team members also worked on digging the trench needed to construct the
Calvary Church members provided delicious
meals and wonderful friendships were formed. Our group was able to
visit two other small villages with newly formed Methodist Churches in
traveled to this small village near Veracruz in December and worked
local church members as they helped raise the roof, cleared and leveled
the site for a
Methodist Church on this piece of land. Be a part of this amazing
opportunity. This church is built on faith and we
are honored to have the opportunity to start construction with
What was once an open field is now a promising start for a church
community to grow and to replace
the small room in
which they met to worship, sing and praise God.
|San Matias Atzala, May 2010
|A team of eight
traveled to San Matias Atzala, a small community near Puebla, Mexico in
May. (Also went in 2009) We were joined by many local church
members, all intent on
improving their Methodist Church building. With our help and with money
donated by Wesley members and friends, wonderful things took place
during the time we spent there. We painted, and the church began the
process of adding a structure by digging holes and erecting rebar for
columns. Some of us organized some children's activities focusing on
Bible Stories. While all this was taking place, our medical team saw
almost 200 patients. Unfortunately over 35% of the adults seen suffer
from diabetes, so there is great need for health services in San
Matias. A local dentist was available for 2 days and treated many of
the community. A highlight of the trip was our visit to the local
Methodist Old Folks home, where we presented residents with lap
blankets made by Wesley Women. Thanks to everyone for your support and
|Tatoxcac, November 2004-November 2010
Each November a group from Wesley
travels to Tatoxcac, a small
village about five hours from Mexico City, and provides free medical
services at the Buen Samaritan Clinic, which was built by Methodist
Church work groups from the United States. Doctors, nurses and other
medical providers work for four days at the clinic, seeing
approximately 500 adults and children each year. One other village is
also visited for three days each year. We are able to purchase
medications at a very reduced rate from MAP
International, a Christian organization dedicated to providing low
cost medications for those in need throughout the world. The team also
provides Bible School activities for the children, who sometimes are
waiting all day with their parents to see a medical provider.
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Panzacola, July 2009
Wesley members spent a week in
July in Panzacola, Puebla, Mexico. We were blessed with a wonderful
experience. This was our fourth visit to the church, which is now just
about complete. With generous donations from Wesley church members and
the work team, we were able to donate funds needed for church
restrooms, and while there we worked on the roof and parsonage.We made
new friends and renewed old friendships.
Methodist Church Web Team
2010 - approximately
20 youth traveled to Slidell,
Louisiana, to do construction on two homes that families were
still waiting to be built or repaired after the Gulf Coast was hard hit
by Hurricane Katrina of 2002.
2010 - a member was part of a construction and VBS team in Fiji. Work on the community
Methodist Church included construction of a staircase to the second
floor of the church.
2010 - a member joined a Connectional Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team
traveling to Alaska to lead a
Vacation Bible School for children.
2010 - Wesley members joined a team that worked at the UMCOR West Depot
in Salt Lake City, Utah.
They prepared health kits to be used nationally and internationally, in
places like Haiti following the devastating earthquake.
2010 - Wesley team made a donation to the building project at the Tatoxcac Clinic.
2009 - a Young Adult team did roofing work on a home in Pharr, Texas, which was a part of
the continuing Hurricane relief efforts.
2008 - Medical services were rendered and parsonage repair in Puebla, Mexico, was done by an adult
2008 - a Young Adult team did repairs of a church and parsonage at an
Indian Reservation in Schurz, Nevada.
2008 - a youth mission team went to Caruthers
and Selma, CA, to run a Vacation Bible School for children and
build pantry shelving in a church there.
2007 - Medical and church cleanup and repair was done in a suburb of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.
2007 - a Young Adult mission team traveled to Dulac, Louisiana, to do repair and
rebuild homes damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
2007-2009 - Four Adult/Young Adult teams from Wesley have now
visited the Methodist Church in Panzacola,
Tlaxcala, Mexico between 2007 and 2009 where they worked with
church members there to help them build their new church.
2006 - a Young Adult team went to Slidell,
Louisiana, to do repair and rebuilding of homes damaged by
2004-2006 - annual youth summer mission trips were made to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
Since 2003 - annually, since 2003, a medical team from Wesley has
offered free medical care and medications to the community of Tatoxcac, Zacapoaxtla, in the state of
Puebla, Mexico. Vacation Bible School was also provided in
teams have also worked in the communities of San Juan and San Matias in the state of
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April 10, 2012