The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church supports a wide variety of mission partners, both local and global, in advancing our common mission to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.' Each month, we will join together in praying for our brothers and sisters doing mission and ministry around the world.
For over 20 years, West Ohio has been sending medical mission teams to Mexico. Each year these teams partner with Manos Juntas Rio Bravo Family Clinic, a licensed Methodist healthcare ministry, in providing free medical care in 2-3 different locations. Our teams bring not only physical healing but also healing of the soul and spirit. Several years ago in a nearby community, a children’s home called Casa de la Esperanza (House of Hope) opened to care for children ages 6-12 who are without parental care due to abandonment or mistreatment. At House of Hope, they receive schooling, counseling and medical care, along with spiritual formation. Other ministries include a community center with preschool and elementary school programs, as well as a construction project.
This month, please pray for:
- Week 1: The VIM teams that plan to travel to Mexico in May, July, September, and November this year.
- Week 2: The ministries in Mexico, such as Manos Juntas, that have been stretched thin financially due to the pandemic.
- Week 3: Willie Berman, the United Methodist missionary who coordinates the ministries in Mexico.
- Week 4: The children and staff of Casa de la Esperanza, for their spiritual and physical well-being.
Never doubt that your prayers make a difference!