May 20, 2022
Operation Ukraine Loaded and Shipped
Hearts Working Together Create Abundant Blessings
Over the last two weeks, more than 400 volunteers gave nearly 3,000 hours to fill 48,000 rice meal bags for the people of Ukraine.

We are thrilled that 275 new volunteers were on campus for the event.

Keep spreading the word about Midwest Mission opportunities. Bring your friends and family. They'll be glad you invited them!

This morning, Friday, May 20, your efforts culminated in the shipment of 40 pallets with 30 cases each. Way to go! It is a privilege to serve alongside you to send hope and empowerment around the world and around the corner.

Value: $96,000

Additional funds that come in for Ukraine will be designated for ongoing support there.
VBS Supply Drive Opportunities
Midwest Mission wants to be your mission focus for Vacation Bible School. It's a great way to teach your kids how to show God's love in a practical way. Those who receive the one-handled bag of supplies are grateful for the tools they receive to help them have a better learning experience. Your kids can help!

There is a video for each day that tells stories and encourages kids to bring one or two items per day, and culminates on the fifth day with a video showing how to put the kits together.

We are excited to have your kids help us "Send Hope and Empowerment Around
the World and Around the Corner."
Campus Upgrades
Dorm Gets Insulation
Your comfort is important to us here at Midwest Mission. After hearing from you that it was cold in the dorm, we did some checking. The dorm attic had very little insulation. That is no longer an issue. After Prairie Insulation blew in 65 bags of insulation, your personal comfort level will improve, as will the energy efficiency of the dorm.

The dormitory is available to individuals and groups to reserve for overnight accommodations while they serve at Midwest Mission. It can house a maximum of 32 people and consists of a common area, full kitchen and washer/dryer. There are six rooms with two bunk beds in each and two rooms with a bunk and 2 single beds.

We can't wait to see you on campus! Contact Pat Wright at 217-697-4063 or to get registered and to reserve your space for your next Mission Journey.
Spring is in the Air
Thanks to Chelsea and Josh from the Apple Barn in Chatham, IL for adding the beautiful flowers to the front of the Twice Giving shop on campus, where you'll find fun fair trade gifts. The Apple Barn is a locally-owned shop featuring amazing baked goods, fresh produce, plants and more.
Volunteers Prep Brick by Brick Mailer
This week we had the annual Brick by Brick mailer ready to get out the door.

Volunteers stuffed all 7,700 envelopes into the 7,700 brochures. Be sure and check it out when you receive it. You'll see the major improvements your donations helped come to fruition last year, and the special projects we need help to fund for 2022.

Click on the link above to donate or text Brick to 855-589-1314. We are so grateful for all of your volunteer efforts and gifts!
Share some GOD news with those you love!
Do you have family or friends that need some GOOD News - GOD News - to uplift them? If so please click on the button below and share the link provided. The more we can spread the word about the work God is doing here, the more we can make the world a happier place.

Please pray for those who will receive the supplies Midwest Mission has sent this week. May they feel all the love that was put into each item, kit and box. May it be a comfort and reminder of God's love.

"He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Psalm 112:4


Work of the Mission Volunteers

20,307 Rice Meal Bags made
  • 1,000 Ridgewood & Pleasant Hills UMCs - Parma, OH
  • 2,000 Medina UMC - Medina, OH
  • 15,060 MMDC for Ukraine
  • 1,520 First UMC - Olney, IL
  • 727 Sturgeon Bay UMC - Sturgeon Bay, WI

Projects completed
  • 128 Birthing Kits
  • 40 Student Kits
  • 100 Personal Dignity Kits (PDK)
  • 18 Student Desks
  • 7,700 Mailers

Other work done
  • Applied polyurethane to Student Desks
  • Repaired bikes
  • Repaired Sewing Machines
  • Sorted outfits
  • Counted into inventory
  • Cleaned facilities

  • North Star Foundation, Ukraine Rice Meal Bags Value: $96,000.00
  • Asbury Children's Supper Hour, Springfield, IL Cleaning supplies, trash bags Value: $132.00

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
July 24-29, 2022

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.
May 15-20 2022
Volunteer Leaders
JoAnn and Mike Orthel
Ankeny, IA
Michael and Dianne Cochran
O'Fallon, IL
Edith Ray
Seaton, IL
Sherry Sinnott
Springfield IL
Taylorville UMC
Taylorville, IL
Monticello UMC
Monticello, IL
Grace UMC
Jacksonville, IL
Wesley & Garver Brick UMCs
Decatur, IL

Not Pictured: Nettie Harmon, Springfield, IL
Ken Anderson
JoAnna Griffiths
Penny King
Alison Schlichting and Roger Schlichting
Marsha Johnson
Kent Douglas
Art Runge
Beverly Drillinger
John Richardson
Ron Kinner
Carolyn Halford
Bill Stephens
Ray Ogden
Ralph Barr
Jim Stricker
Roger McClintock
Jordan Turner and Jay Grim
Dan Blank
Todd Shelly
Mary Snider