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UMVIM

South Carolina United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

South Carolina United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

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UMVIM Guidelines

Guidelines for Scholarship for Young Adult Mission Team


AGE REQUIREMENTS

UMVIM-SC supports the idea of families doing mission work together and recognizes the value of these experiences; however, travel in developing countries can be both frightening and hazardous as well as unpredictable. Children are likely to see and experience things that are frightening to them; such as persons with weapons, political demonstrations and unexpected public behaviors. Health issues included lack of competent medical care and unreliable water sources that likely harbor bacteria and potential parasites with requirements for Malaria medications are always recommended.

Therefore, UMVIM-SC recommends a minimum age of 16 for team members. However, we realize a parent’s right supersedes any policy we may establish and the parent then assumes all responsibility. The final decision regarding team members will always rest with the team leader. A team leader is always welcome to bring any issue to the UMVIM-SC group for consideration.

Approved by UMVIM Core Committee and General Body UMVIM-SC February 5, 2013.


UMVIM, SC TEAM LEADER TRAINING CALENDAR:

Anyone interested should contact Rev. Cynthia Taylor

Please see requirements below for becoming a team leader.

Instructor for most classes is: Rev. Cynthia Taylor 

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A CERTIFIED UMVIM, SC TEAM LEADER:

IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON A TEAM AND RECEIVE THE RECOMMENDATION OF YOUR TEAM LEADER.

IF YOU WERE ON A DOMESTIC TEAM AND YOU RECEIVE A DOMESTIC TEAM RECOMMENDATION FROM THE TEAM LEADER, YOU MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A DOMESTIC TEAM LEADER.

IF YOU WERE ON AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM AND RECEIVE A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE TEAM LEADER, YOU MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR TEAM LEADER OF A INTERNATIONAL TEAM BY:

SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE TEAM LEADER TRAINING

RECEIVE THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE UMVIM, SC COMMITTEE


THE NEXT TEAM LEADER TRAINING IS AT:

Cynthia Taylor will offer an UMVIM Team Leader Training in the Upstate

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Trinity UMC of Anderson SC 1809 North Main St.
(in Asbury Hall – small building behind the church)

3:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $25

Respond by emailing Carolyn Brashear – familytumc@gmail.com

This training is recommended for anyone or any church who may be considering a mission trip or would like to learn what is involved in planning a mission trip and the protocol for those on a mission trip.


Speaker’s Bureau

If you would like someone to visit your church or group to speak to you about

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission, 

we would be happy to do so.

If you are interested in sharing your UMVIM story with others, simply let us know! and we will be in contact with you soon.

Chairperson: Derial Ogburn

dogburn537@aol.com


UMVIM-SC Approved Teams 2018

As of June 1, 2018
Team Leader Destination Dates
Keesler/Brasher Costa Rica January 13-21, 2018
Michael Goldston Haiti Jan 15 thru 21, 2018
Hal Croswell Dominican Republic   Jan 31 thru Feb 28, 2018
Leigh Randall Guatamala Feb 24 thru March 4, 2018
Bob Dobson Eleuthera Bahamas    Mar 10 thru Mar 17, 2018
Ken Lowe Eleuthera Bahamas    Apr 11 thru Apr 18, 2018
Aaron Meadows Ecuador May 13 thru May 28, 2018
John Goodale Ecuador Jun 23 thru Jun 30, 2018
Tim Teaster El Savalador Jun 23 thru Jul 1, 2018
Diane Smith Costa Rica Jun 9 thru Jun 14, 2018
Courtney White Kenya Jun 11 thru Jun 21, 2018
Alice and Gregg Belle Belize June 3 thru June 10, 2018
Janice Collins Bolivia Jun 8 thru June 17, 2018
Bobby Oliver Guatemala June 7 thru June 15, 2018
Robin Landers Costa Rica Trip 1 Jul 7 thru Jul 14, 2018
Robin Landers Costa Rica Trip 2 Jul 14 thru Jul 21, 2018
David Coker Costa Rica July 21 thru Jul 28, 2018
Leigh Randall Guatemala Jul 21 thru Jul 29, 2018
Steven Taylor Guatemala Jul 30 thru Aug 4, 2018
Brian Igram El Savalador Jul 23, or Aug, 1st thru 5th
Derial Ogburn Cuba July 12 thru July 21, 2018
Tony Rowell Latvia Sep 11 thru Sept 25, 2018
Derial Ogburn Cuba Nov 8 thru Nov 17, 2018
Paul Webb Cuba November (waiting on request)

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