Senegal

The first medical mission trip from UUMC to Senegal went in May 2011. It was a 10 person medical team, including three doctors, two nurses, and 5 non medical assistants. Over 950 patients were treated and we were able to provide much needed medication and supplies for others. UUMC has partnered with the Mbour UMC (Mbour Eglise Méthodiste Unie au Sénégal). Our assistance helps support feeding programs, wellness ministry, and employment training skills.  Since that initial trip we have treated several thousand patients and  recently returned from a very successful trip in February and March 2014.  We had two teams serving from February 21-March 2 and February 28-March 9.

If you are interested in more information about this growing ministry click on Linda Hearne's name at the bottom of the page.

To Donate to a team member please click HERE.

Team Leader: Linda Hearne

S.A.G.E.

SAGE is an organization based in San Antonio, Texas. Each summer for the past 8 years, SAGE has taken a team of approximately 85 volunteers into the mountains of rural Guatemala to provide medical care and community development to those in need.

Many Guatemalans never have the opportunity to receive medical care, and their illnesses often go untreated for years.

Over the course of 5 days, SAGE medical teams work to provide medical care to these Guatemalans. The team sees patients in medical clinics, dental clinic, vision clinic, and performs surgeries such as cleft palate repair. Last year alone, the clinics saw 1,500 patients and the surgeons performed 86 surgeries!

The community development team works tirelessly to provide a makeover for Guatemalan homes, installing concrete floors in lieu of the dirt floors, efficient wood stoves to replace open fires, and water filters to eliminate water-borne diseases. The end result of these efforts provide a safer, more efficient environment for these Guatemalan families to live, grow, and face the future.

 

For more information and an application for the 2012 trip please click here: SAGE – San Antonio Guatemala Endeavor

 

To view pictures from the 2011 Trip click here

Haiti

The United Methodist Volunteer In Missions (UMVIM) Haiti Response Plan staff has been working with the Eglise Methodiste d’Haiti (EMH, the Methodist Church of Haiti) to host volunteer teams to address the humanitarian needs and priority projects of the EMH. The EMH in partnership with the General Board of Global Ministries, has developed priorities for rebuilding ministries in Haiti. Schools are the first priority. 

Our July 2014 trip, scheduled for July 22-30, will involve basic construction and debris removal as directed by the UMVIM coordinator.  Additionally, we will conduct some type of evangelism activity. (VBS, Bible study, camp) We will receive our assignment approximately six weeks prior to our departure date. For more information about this trip or past outreach efforts in support of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti contact one of the team leaders below.

To make a donation to the team or a specific team member click Here

 

Team leaders: Richard Holt and Deb Stark

Camanchaj, Guatemala

The annual February eye surgery trip to Camanchaj is now just six months away, and it is time to start getting organized. The second team meeting will be Sunday, November 13th at 12:15pm in the 3rd floor Loft (room S311) of the South Campus at The U. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us. A light lunch will be served. Any volunteers to bring food can contact Susan Graybill.

The dates of the mission trip will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 to Sunday, February 19th ; the optional two-day extension in Antigua (return February 21) will entail an extra charge. We hope to keep the basic cost in the same range as last year: $25 application fee, airfare (last year it was around $825) and ground costs (last year $875) for a total of $1725. However, we are still gathering information, which we will share with you at the meeting.

We hope to see recent participants at this first meeting as well as some who have not been able to go in the last couple of years. Of course, if some of you know new people who may be interested, please bring them along.

Team Leaders: Dan Tappmeyer and Susan Graybill

CLICK HERE FOR A 2012 APPLICATION PACKET