Registration is now officially closed. Please consider donating or pledging our riders.
You may also send a donation by mail. Please make your check out to “West Michigan Conference Treasurer” and send to Rev. David Morton, Chapel Hill UMC, 157 Chapel Hill Dr., Battle Creek, MI 49015. If possible, please include the name of the rider whom you are pledging.
Below are the Haiti Projects we will be sponsoring in 2013.
Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI) is an initiative of The Advance that was co-founded in 2007 by West Michigan Conference Council on Ministries Staff Office Manager Valerie Mossman-Celestin and Paul Prevost, a former mayor of Mizak, Haiti. It is a United Methodist Women-supported project that was founded as a fair trade artisan co-op focused on spirituality and creativity with a strategy of marketing the resulting art to support women’s economic development and empowerment. Women are most likely to invest in the education and health of the children, thereby breaking the cycle of generational poverty.
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission – Haiti UMVIM exists to promote, encourage, and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad. UMVIM provides opportunities for service by developing and nurturing relationships with domestic and international leaders. We continually nurture our contacts with these leaders to respond to the needs of local communities and provide comprehensive training resources for team leaders to help them prepare their teams for the mission field.