April 29, 2022
Continuing to Ship Humanitarian Aid
This week Midwest Mission received a request from North Star Foundation to fill a shipping container with Rice Meals for Ukraine. Always up for a challenge, Executive Director Chantel Corrie and Operations Manager Brad Walton pulled together a team from the staff to figure out how we could make it happen. Here is the plan:

All next week, we will welcome the public and our regular volunteers to pitch in to assemble 48,000 Rice Meal Bags at our location outside Chatham, IL. The schedule is listed above.

We will also welcome financial donations to help cover the $48,000 cost of the supplies: $1.00 pays for 1 bag which feeds 6 people. $40.00 fills a box and feeds 240 people. $1,200 sends a pallet that feeds 7,200 we need 40 pallets to fill this container.

Want to help?
12,000 Rice Meal Bags On Their Way to Ukraine
On Friday, April 8, 10 pallets of Rice Meals were loaded onto a truck at Midwest Mission and bound for Ukraine. A cooperative effort between Midwest Mission, Operation Ukraine, and the U.S. Military's DENTON Program have made this shipment possible.

These 10 pallets contain 12,000 Rice Meals which will feed 72,000 people.

We are thankful for our partnerships and all the Food Pack Event volunteers who assembled these Rice Meals.
Food For The Poor Shipment for Haiti
On Tuesday, April 26 Midwest Mission staff loaded a Food For the Poor container headed to Port Au Prince, Haiti. This is our fourth shipment to Haiti in 2022. We are so excited and grateful to be part of this humanitarian effort that will help so many school children in Haiti.

Staff and volunteers gathered together to pray over the shipment before it left our campus and to thank all of the volunteers and donors who made it possible.

The shipment included:
  • 216 Midwest Mission School Desks
  • 2,240 Student Kits
  • 24,000 Rice Meals

The shipment was valued at $146,240.00
Final Stop: Ghana
Dr Edem Agamah and his wife, June, of the International Health and Development Network in Springfield, IL were onsite for the departure of a container of medical supplies bound for the IHDN Mission Hospital in Ghana.

Midwest Mission has partnered with IHDN for over 15 years to help ship a combination of donated and purchased equipment to supply their facilities and projects in Ghana.
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Please pray for the shipments, Midwest Mission is able to raise funds for Ukraine and get the rice meal bags packed with plenty of help.

 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow.
They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his
splendor was dressed like one of these.”

Matthew 6:28-29


Work of the Mission Volunteers

Kits completed
  • 1,300 Student Kits
  • 10 Personal Dignity Kits
  • 8,550 Rice Meal Bags - Troy UMC in Troy, IL
  • 2,850 Rice Meal Bags - Midwest Mission for Ukraine

Repairs completed
  • 18 Sewing Machines
  • Bike Repairs

Other work done
  • Applied polyurethene to Student Desks
  • Built Student Desks
  • Prepared for Food Pack Events
  • Counted items into inventory
  • Sorting Little Girl/Little Boy Outfits
  • Cleaning

  • Food For the Poor, Haiti. Value: $146,240.00
  • Central IL Christians in Mission - Decatur, IL. Value: $21,120.00
  • Maryville Food Pantry - Maryville, IL. Value: $46.00
  • Academic and Career Education Academy - Midland, MI. Value: $2,138.00

Midwest Mission is able to do this work because of your generous donations and willingness to volunteer. Thank you!

2024 Volunteer Matrix Calendar
Is Now Open
Bring your team or book yourself for a Mission Journey.

Reservation link below

2022 Full-Week Availability
May 15 - 20 newly available
June 5 - 10 (7 rooms) newly available
July 4 - July 8
July 10 - 14 (4 rooms) newly available
August 29 - September 2

There are also partial week opportunities and 2023 dates are available.
Need help booking? Contact Pat Wright at:
or call 217-697-4063

Click below to check our calendar for all openings.
Volunteers at Work
April 25 - 29 , 2022
Praying over a completed pallet
Assembling Student Kits
Cutting fabric for School Bags
Sorting bike parts
Repairing sewing machine
Applying polyurethane to desk parts
Packing Rice Meals for Ukraine
Volunteer Leaders
Jeff and Jane Johnson
Glen Carbon, IL
Audrey Westendorf
Cedar Falls, IA
Sewing Group
Springfield, IL
Great Lakes Team
Midland, MI
Murrayville UMC
Murrayville, IL
Union Reunion Team
St. Louis, MO
Lutheran Women's Missionary League
Springfield, IL
Ken Anderson
Brad Boucher
John Richardson
Louise Corder
Marsha Johnson
Kent Douglas
Kelly Bagley
Roger McClintock
Jordan Turner and Jay Grim
Art Runge
Todd Shelly
Mary Snider
Mike Snider
Bill Stephens
Clint Ham
Bill Walden
Alison Schlichting and Roger Schlichting
Ray Ogden
Not Pictured: Penny King and JoAnna Griffiths