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Three Part Series: Volunteers in Mission and Children
There two boys build a windowsill as part of a mission trip to Costa Rica.

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These two kids are planting a tree as part of a mission trip to Costa Rica.

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Part 1:

"How are we going to teach children, who live amidst so much affluence, about their responsibility for their fellow human beings?" asked The Rev. Don Underwood, Senior Minister, Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas. Read full text...

Part 2:
Mission Trips Within The US

When thinking about mission opportunities for children, think creatively. Mission goes way beyond constructing new churches or homes in faraway places. Families can participate in local United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) experiences in ways and places close to home. Read full text...

Part 3:
International Mission Trips

United Methodist Volunteer In Mission (UMVIM) Coordinators have been getting phone calls from folks who want to take their families for a meaningful vacation, instead of Disneyland or a cruise. The parents want their children to experience more of a servant quality on a trip. They want their kids to learn about other parts of the world because they realize that in residing in only one part of society, they don't see a true reflection of the world. Read full text...

When searching the web, check out the family volunteer opportunities list at

To learn more about the possibility of a family mission trip to Costa Rica, visit

To learn more about the Individual Volunteer program, go to

This series of three articles is adapted from a talk to a United Methodist inter-agency meeting on children at the General Board of Global Ministries, New York, Dec. 15, 2006.

See Also...
Topic: Children Christian love Family GBGM programs Mission opportunities United Methodist Church Volunteers Youth
Geographic Region: United States
Source: Mission Volunteers

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Date posted: Feb 06, 2007