Domestic - Disaster Relief/Short
Living in the Midwest, you never know what Mother Nature is going to hand you. We are working to get our own trailer so we are able to pull a team together at a moments notice to go to towns affected by disasters from weather, fire or any other need that we are able to assist with. In Spring 2019 we worked on flood cleanup in Iowa and plan to make it back to the area to help again.
We also want to be able to serve those with other needs right in our backyard. We are currently working to partner with another organization to help with some needs on one of the reservations.
With domestic trips we are able to take people who might not have the time available to go on an overseas trip. For some traveling a great distance is not an option so this is a way they can be a part of Midwest Missions as well!
Jamaica & The Care House
January 11-18, 2020 we head back to Jamaica! We've been excited to work with Pastor Vernon and The Care House. The Care House is a branch of The Rescue Church in Deeside, Jamaica (about 45 minute drive from Montego Bay), which provides a highly subsidized food program and operates once each month. We are working on multiple projects to work on while down there.
In February 2019 we were able to assess some of the needs in the area of Montego Bay. Besides The Care House, we were also able to meet with staff from CCCD (Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf), another organization we hope to work with more in the future as we have a number of long-time connections with them!
Jan. 2019 Forms
Haiti & Medical
In January a couple from our team were able to serve along side the Avera Medical team. When the team arrived, people had already been making their way to the clinic 24-48 hours ahead of time to be seen. Every age, from baby to elderly was there. Each person on the team had their bags filled to the max with medications and supplies. All of their supplies for the week had to be brought, including their food. There are multiple roles while there, for those not in the medical field. From minor medical procedures and lots of blood pressure checks, to tilling a garden and putting up retaining walls, there's plenty of work to do! Dr. "Katie" seems to always have a list of things to do! We have a tentative trip planned for early 2021. Many things go into the decision to go and the biggest factor is safety of our team.