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International Missions

Mount Olivet Around The World

Bahamas

July 5-11, 2020

We are excited to announce that this year we will be venturing to the Bahamas Islands to work through the Methodist Habitat Project.


This trip is open to rising Grade 12 and older, including college students, working adults, and parents. This trip is meant to signify something of a capstone experience to the Youth Program and we look forward to what God will reveal through the people and communities of Eleuthera.  


We are still determining cost of the trip due to the variability of flights but we are hopeful the cost will be around 1000$. Registration will be up in the next few weeks.


Contact: Sam Riedel | sriedel@mtolivet-umc.org

Haiti

We are accepting applications for future teams. There are many ways to serve, such as leading hands-on learning activities with students. Building a garden bed for botany lessons. Grounds improvements. Painting and repair. Talking with local businesses about partnership opportunities with the school. And starting a hot lunch program.


Mount Olivet’s work with the school is done through the Thomas Food Project (TFP), which began as an outgrowth of another UMVIM team’s experience serving after the 2010 earthquake. A different kind of mission experience, the TFP is establishing 21st-century learning environments in some of Haiti’s poorest schools. The initiative works cooperatively with the schools and their communities to support locally defined needs and work towards sustainable operations.


The Mount Olivet team will follow up on the technology and education project we began last year. Our first team deployed classroom computers, installed solar power and a water purifications system, and taught basic first aid to teachers.


Contact: Kenn Speicher | speicharak@verizon.net | 703-534-0877