UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is a non-profit organization committed to alleviate human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.
"It sounded like something exciting where I feel like I could make a difference." - Jennifer Sanders
In 2015, 22 members of Argyle UMC traveled to Baldwin, LA to work in the UMCOR Disaster Relief Depot there. This was our fourth trip to serve at this Depot.
"The trip lived up to my expectations exceedingly well. It was so much better than I ever dreamed it would be." -Connie DuBois
Each morning on their trip, our members did a devotional on the bayou before they started their work day. They assembled school kits using bags that several ladies at our church made and had the opportunity to volunteer for other projects while they were there.
"I had never done a mission trip before other than when I was a young child. I experienced a sense of being connected to methodists across the world... it's worldwide and Christians worldwide are doing this together and it was awesome." -Jennifer Sanders
Through their shared experience, this group formed a community within our church.
"I experienced God everywhere, everyday. I could feel God; I just knew he was there. God was all through it and I wasn't ready to come home." -Connie DuBois
Reservations are now being reserved for UMCOR 2016. If you would like to join the team headed to Baldwin, LA in May 2016, contact Jane Kayler at firstname.lastname@example.org.