serve on global missions

Africa Mission Trip

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Ghana, West Africa Mission Trip in January 2017

This approximately 10-day trip will be spent with children, ages 4 – 17, at Touch A Life’s Care Center. Most of our time will be spent on special projects as needed. Last year, we painted, did art projects, helped younger children at the Care Center school, and had a birthday party for each child. Get your passport or check to ensure your current one does not need to be renewed.

Touch a Life provides long-term care to rescued children who were sold by their parents and rescued from working as a slave in the fishing industry on Lake Volta in Ghana. The care center in Kumasi, Ghana is now home to 47 children, ranging in age from 6 to 17.

Contact the African Mission Director Jonna Smith at jsmith@peoplezest.com or Martha Hagan at mhagan@fumccoppell.org. The Touch a Life website is: touchalifekids.org.

Missions Disaster Response Trip
to Leesville, LA

mission-teamWe are helping Louisiana residents who were affected by the March 2016 floods. We did a mission trip late last year and in January 2017.

A Liability Release Form and Skills Survey Form must be filled out by each volunteer.

Also, a suggested packing list may be helpful to download.

 

Costa Rica Mission

A group from FUMC Coppell has been traveling to Costa Rica for over 10 years, to build churches, homes and lead VBS for children there.

Trip is scheduled for March 11-18, 2017. Mission Leader: Samuel Duff, samuel.duff@gmail.com  and  Chris McGinn, chrismcginn@hotmail.com

Lydia Patterson Institute

A Methodist institution in El Paso, Texas that serves a predominantly Hispanic population.  The institute develops leadership skills and provides quality bi-lingual, cross-cultural academic education.

Mission Leader:

Website: www.lydiapattersoninstitute.org

Microfinance / Microcredit

This mission provides small loans to persons living in poverty around the world who have never had credit, helping empower people and alleviate poverty.

Church contact: Joyce Alcorn, joyce.alcorn@gmail.com

Website: www.kiva.org


To volunteer or to learn more about any of these missions, contact Martha Hagan at mhagan@fumccoppell.org or Leslie Hicks, Missions Chair at lhicks@sabrerealty.com.