Born and raised in Mexico, Willie Berman attended the Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo and earned a degree in engineering. He worked in the computer industry while serving part-time as VIM coordinator for the San Pablo District of the Eastern Conference of the Methodist Church of Mexico. Willie's call to mission was inspired by the work of his parents (lay persons) as they received and worked with mission teams in the poor areas of Reynosa, Mexico. He began sensing God's call to mission as he saw how US teams in Reynosa worked with the people with so much love and care, and how inactive his local church was in mission. "I felt they (US teams) were doing what we (the Methodist Church of Mexico) were supposed to be doing as a church," Willie says. Willie and his wife Veronica are the parents of two young children. The Bermans attend Ebenezer Church in Reynosa, Mexico.
Willie Berman serves as the coordinator for ministries along the border of Mexico, and also works with VIM teams coming into Mexico. New ministries have been started in communities with which the work teams serve: sewing classes, wood-working shops for men, medical clinics, scholarship programs, Bible distribution, construction of houses/schools/community centers, breakfast and lunch programs, craft programs, a Personal Energy Transportation (P.E.T.) Shop and many others. "I have seen wonderful growth of the social outreach ministries of our church and hope to see many more," Willie says.
How You Can Help
Your support of Willie will help the Church in Mexico and the United States offer the salvation of the Gospel through both proclamation and service. Like all United Methodist missionaries, Willie is responsible for raising his own support through covenant relationships with individuals, groups, and congregations. To support Willie, you may donate on the West Ohio website by selecting his name from the drop-down menu on this page, or send a check to West Ohio Conference, 32 Wesley Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085, with 'Guillermo Berman, #3019612' in the Memo line.