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Serve our World

 

St. Thomas sponsors its own 0mission trips as well as joins with the VA Conference for some missions. For opportunities with the VA Conference see their page at VA Conference UMVIM. 

S.T.A.R.T. Short Term Aid & Relief Team

The START team travels to places that have been hit by hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.  The group helps out local relief groups to rebuild structures that have been damaged.  All skill levels are needed on the trip.  We usually do a spring trip and a fall trip.  Please check the bulletin for the next trip.  

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El Salvidor Mission

Our church has been supporting the El Salvador mission project for about a decade. Our teams have met people in their homes while delivering food, operated a medical clinic, taught a children’s Bible school and helped build homes & churches, working...

El Salvador Mission

Our church has been supporting the El Salvador mission project for about a decade. Our teams have met people in their homes while delivering food, operated a medical clinic, taught a children’s Bible school and helped build homes & churches, working alongside local people.

 

During our last mission trip in Nov 2019 (not possible during 2020 COVID) we helped build a huge Christian High School. https://www.salvadoranmissionprojects.com/

The Miracle School in Winter 2021

There are some ways you can support this mission. You can join our UMVIM team for a week-long trip for a phenomenal personal experience. One missioner said, “traveling to Ahuachapan, directly meeting and working with the people, helps to dispel cultural stereotypes on both sides”. We typically travel in November, returning before Thanksgiving. We plan to travel in 2021 pending COVID restrictions.

You can financially support directly by sending funds to St Thomas UMC with “El Salvador Mission” designation.

Look for Jhenny Michalek’s authentic and “famous” Pupusas for sale the next time her family offers them! They are a delicious treat very common in El Salvador.

For fundraising, we do home service projects for anyone in need and ask for whatever level of contribution you can offer. Some examples are yard cleanup, painting, furniture moving, fences, drywall, minor elec/plumbing/carpentry, house & pet sitting, and computer assistance.

For more information, please contact Tim Grembowski @ 703-753-7471 or timgrembowski@comcast.net