SW District Missions

Upcoming Trips:

VIM to Ilula Orphan Program - Dec 29, 2016 thru Jan 16, 2017

An extra week(s) option is available for those who want to remain on the mission field longer or just experience more of beautiful Tanzania.  If you or an acquaintance want to participate, $2000 is needed by August 1st for airline reservations, insurance and fees.  The estimated cost is $3,600 which covers food, lodging, transportation but does not cover your passport or immunizations.  The remaining payment will be due Nov. 1.  Please make checks payable to "Emerging Mission Ministries, Inc." and note on the check "Tanzania 2017".  Mail your check to Emerging Mission Ministries, Inc, First UMC, PO Box 116, Forth Branch, IN 47648.  For more information contact, John Windell on his cell at  812-499-3849 or home 812-536-2332 or by email at john.windell@inumc.org.  Click here to download his latest letter with more information about this trip and ministry!

Kenya Mission Trip - Feb 3, 2017 thru Feb 18, 2017

Leader: Rev. Lynn Renne, RN, Associate Pastor, Aldersgate UMC Evansville IN

Mission:  We will prepare for and hold a 4 day medical/dental/eye clinic in Ekerenyo village and a 2 day eye glass camp in Dago village.  Both are in the southwest part of Kenya where we have had a presence for over 10 years.  Our medical camps, held in the Reading Centre we built in 2005, includes staffing by local clinical officers/nurses and dentists, eye glass fitting, (both prescription and reading) and lab testing.  We will be initiating a cataract surgery program in a nearby hospital.

Non medical workers are needed on the team.

 We have a sponsorship program for 4-5 year old children in an Early Childhood Development school and participate in the local classrooms, make home visits, and attend local church services.  

The great thing is being able to get to know and work with the Kenyans, learning from each other and learning about the culture. The final two days are spent on safari in Masai Mara.  

This will be Rev. Renne's 15th trip to Kenya. 

Cost: In country travel (vans, drivers, lodging and most meals, safari) will be approximately $2000. Airfare (can be arranged for the group), immunizations, visa and passport costs are on your own.

Contact Lynn Renne at 812 477-7816 (Aldersgate) or via email at lynn.renne@aldersgateum.org 

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