How to Help the Church in Puerto Rico
Click here for general information.
We anticipate sending many teams to Puerto Rico over the next couple of years to help rebuild. If you’re interested please click here and let us know.
Click on a world area to find out about assignment opportunities
Togo – Youth Camp Team A team needed who could help conduct a youth camp. Team members would help with the various activities of the camp: some teaching (because French would be needed, teaching in English would be limited since a translator would be used), sports, drama, devotion times.
Various work teams are needed in Butuan City to come and put up pillars in preparation for putting a roof over a cement slab. There is currently a conference center, but it is maxed out at 300 people. When the roof is completed, the crowd can keep expanding since there will be no walls to hold the sound of the microphone in.
Philippines – Community Care Center About 5 miles outside of Butuan City, they are working on a Community Care Center. Eventually, this center will be a home for women who have been trafficked, a home for orphan boys, a home for orphan girls, and a retirement center for pastors. Currently, the home for orphan boys is the only building completed, but construction is ongoing. Development projects will also be ongoing, such as swine raising. The director of Ahon Ministries, in relationship with ICCM, is also in charge of this ministry
Philippines – International Child Care Ministries Minister in International Child Care Ministries centers. Past teams have accompanied the social workers as they visit homes, assisted Filipino dental teams, helped teach life skills, visited area schools, and worshiped with them on Sunday afternoon with their parents. Watch a video about the Hope Street Children’s Ministry at this link to learn more.
Thailand – English Camp The people of Thailand are eager to have native English speakers teach the language to their children. Teams are needed to conduct English camps for groups of students, particularly ages 7-12. Team members are welcome to include Bible stories and songs in their lessons as well as other fun activities for the kids. The opportunities are wide for serving the Lord and meeting a need.
Bulgaria - Summer Camps Team members for each of the camp options listed below need to be available for 6-8 days: at least 2 days before camp, 4-5 days of camp and 1-2 days for debriefing. (This will be worked out when the camp and dates are scheduled.) Cost is $50 a person/day, which includes meals, in-country transportation and lodging. The team is asked to provide some project funds to run the camp (amount to be determined with Team Bulgaria).
1. Summer Youth Camp Team Team Bulgaria is looking for teams (6-10 people) to help run summer camps for the children and youth of the newly formed Light & Life Free Methodist Church. The team would partner with Bulgarians to plan and implement the camp for the appropriate age group. The camp could include music, sports, crafts, games, teaching and anything else that might go into a summer camp experience.
2. Summer Day Camp Team Team Bulgaria is looking for teams (6-10 people) to help run day camps at our community center(s). Teams will partner with Bulgarians to organize and implement the day camp experience (running typically from 9 am-4 pm) focusing on either of these options: • Music, Dance & Drama The outreach team will hold classes each day - singing, drama, dance and maybe even some instrumental music. The last day will in end with an evening performance in the town square for the family and friends of the participants. • Sports The team will go to a different town each day and run a day long sports outreach with a morning session, break for lunch and an afternoon session. In the evening all players will be invited back to hear their teachers' testimonies.
3. Summer Family Camp Team Team Bulgaria is looking for teams (6-10 people) to help run a summer family camp for the newly formed Light & Life Free Methodist Church. Teams will partner with Bulgarians to organize and implement the camp to include activities for all age groups. These could include music, sports, crafts, games, recreation, teaching and anything else that might go into a summer camp experience.
Bulgaria - Women's Conferences Team Bulgaria is looking for women (individual or team) who would help hold women’s conferences and events. These could be a weekend or a one day event, or even nightly for several days. Each one is individually designed based on location and topic. Cost to team member is $50 a person per day, which includes meals, in-country transportation and lodging. Additionally the team is asked to provide some project funds to run the Women’s Conference(s).
Bulgaria - St John’s Home Construction Team Bulgaria is looking for individuals and/or teams to work alongside Bulgarians assisting with the remodeling and construction of the safe house for at-risk girls. The duration of this trip would be 7-14 days depending on the specific project and needs. Cost is $50 a person per day which includes meals, in-country transportation and lodging. Additionally the team is asked to provide some project funds to assist with the supplies of the current project.
The Free Methodist church in Brazil has need of a work team of 8-10 people to help with construction. The team would be working alongside Brazilian volunteers and hired laborers for 9-16 days. The project is to construct a building in Cuiaba, a city of 500,000 people, to house the Cuiaba Downtown FM Church. Teams could also participate in evangelistic presentations at local schools and churches.
Haiti – Construction
Having faced several recent natural disasters, the Free Methodist Church in Haiti has a number of construction projects that could use a team’s assistance. The Haiti Team asks that construction teams raise funds for project costs in addition to the expense of food and lodging for the trip. This money is used to purchase materials and hire local workers to work alongside the team.
1. Prayer Team
2. Medical Teams
3. VBS Teams
4. Theology Teachers-Egypt
5. Leadership Coach
6. Small Maintenance Team -General Building Repair.
If interested, contact Jonathan Eccles at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.