Peru - Bolivia Lake Titicaca Border Mission
Misión Fronteras serves the predominantly Aymara communities of Peru and Bolivia surrounding Lake Titicaca. Located in the altiplano at 12,500 feet above sea level, this is the poorest economic region of both countries. Boise First United Methodist Church has been visiting this rural area with Salem’s retired Reverend Arturo Fernandez since 2001. Teams have gone nearly annually to work with Methodist churches and communities as well as national church leadership of both...
United Methodist Volunteers In Mission?
“UMVIM…….What is it?” We hear this question so often…..and from Methodists!
As your Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference UMVIM Coordinators, we are trying hard to provide more information about the many programs available through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission.
Our own experience with UMVIM began as Individual Volunteers, serving for a year in Peru as onsite coordinators of the new Peru-Bolivia Border Mission. (Misión Fronteras) We were fortunate...
UMVIM Team Supports Learning in Costa Rica
A United Methodist Volunteer in Mission (UMVIM) Team has recently returned from Costa Rica. Glenn and Donna Waltman of Gresham were part of the team that worked at the Universidad de Biblica Latinamerica, a small United Methodist school.
As part of a team of fifteen from Oregon and Washington they contributed to an ongoing project to provide married student housing. A Team from Rose City Park Church in Portland, and another from Louisiana had preceded the group and torn down four old homes....