May 27, 2022
Midwest Mission Offices are closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
Three Containers Leave This Week!
Shipment #3 to Ukraine is on its way to Poland
This Wednesday, May 25, the third shipment for Ukraine was loaded with your rice meal bags and items from our partner the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. This shipment came together at the request of a partner organization, Operation Ukraine. Disaster relief blankets were dropped off in the morning and before the driver left the lot Operations Manager, Brad Walton, received a call from Operation Ukraine asking if we had blankets we could give them to get to Ukraine. When Brad was called to see if Midwest Mission could use the baby supplies he said yes as they can always be used but again before the day was over he got the request again. "We say 'yes' and know that God takes care of the rest. We are good at logistics, but God is on a whole other level, it never ceases to amaze us," says Brad.

The container contents had a value of $97, 310 and contained:
  • 12,000 Rice Meal bags
  • 2459 emergency blanket
  • 4224 disposable diapers
  • 468 baby wipes
Aiding the US Military's Humanitarian Mission
It is that time of year for the annual United Military's Southern Command humanitarian aid mission. This year's mission is called Resolute Sentinel and Midwest Mission is working with the Guatemalan exercise.

Resolute Sentinel provides joint training and improved readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals, and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. Resolute Sentinel 2022 will include four partner nations and integrate combat interoperability and disaster response training in addition to medical exchanges, training, aid, and construction projects. Follow the mission on Facebook click here to follow Resolute Sentinel or here to follow the US Southern Command.

This shipment has been in the works since the planning conference in October. Executive Director, Chantel Corrie attended the conference and worked with the delegation from Guatemala to find out what they needed to outfit the two schools and clinics that will be constructed by the joint forces. Outside of these projects, they want to start a sewing program so sewing machines were sent. They also asked for fire gear to help their firefighters who deal with forest fires. Equipment was donated from departments around the Midwest.

The schools will receive 60 Midwest Mission desks which will seat 120-180 students. 48 computers that Midwest Mission purchased at a discount from fellow non-profit Computer Banc. Computer Ban outfitted the computers to be programmed for Guatemala specifically.


Items donated to this mission are valued at $97,334
Fire equipment sent.
Firefighters who will receive equipment.
Ukraine Donations
Midwest Mission's Executive Director, Chantel Corrie, accepting check from United Methodist Foundation board member, Pat Wright.
We want to thank everyone for their donations that made the shipments to Ukraine possible. There were hundreds of donations that came in to help us meet the goal for the 48,000 rice bag container

We will continue to collect donations for Ukraine with 100% of the donation going to get supplies that are being requested. This is going to be a big effort that will take years of recovery.

"We appreciate each and every donation we receive. Your financial gifts allow us to bring hope and empowerment around the world and around the corner in practical ways," says Executive Director, Chantel Corrie.

We are still taking donations to go directly to Ukraine as we are prepared to support this effort for the long haul.
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.

Sewing the bags can be a great activity for older kids. One-handle bag pattern. Don't have sewers now worries put it in a plastic grocery bag and we will put it in a bag when it arrives and recyle the plastic one.

We are excited to have your kids help us "Send Hope and Empowerment Around
the World and Around the Corner."
Tours Offered on Campus
We are so excited to have people come in to experience who and what Midwest Mission is! Communications Manager, Lisa Rigoni gave 10 tours in May. "If you have been on campus, you know the breadth of all that is done through your time, in-kind donations and financial gifts. When you take a tour, it's an expanded level of understanding Midwest Mission, seeing the facilities and hearing stories of real hope for real people."

If you are new to Midwest Mission or haven't been on campus in a while, consider a tour. Contact Lisa Rigoni at 217-697-4681 or Lisa@midwestmission.org.
PRAYERS to LIFT UP

Please pray for Ukraine and Us Military and their partners as they begin mission Resolute Sentinel. May all those who received gifts of supplies from Midwest Mission this week feel a comforting reminder of God's love.

"You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God.
1 Peter 2:9

MIDWEST MISSION WEEKLY PROJECTS

Work of the Mission Volunteers

Projects completed
  • 6100 Rice Meals
  • 330 Feminine Hygiene Kits
  • 300 Home Care Kits
  • 190 Personal Dignity Kits (PDKs)
  • 18 Student Desks
  • 10 Student Kits

Other work done
  • Rice Meal prep
  • Applied polyurethane to Student Desks
  • Repaired bikes
  • Repaired Sewing Machines
  • Mowing/Grounds keeping
  • Sorted outfits
  • Counted into inventory
  • Cleaned facilities
  • Data Entry

Disbursements
  • Operation Ukraine, Ukraine Rice Meal Bags Value: $97.310.00
  • US Military Southern Command, Resolute Sentinel, Guatemala two containers (details above) Value: $97,334
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Midwest Mission is able to do this work because of your generous donations and willingness to volunteer. Thank you!
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THE CONNECTION CENTER

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.
Volunteers
May 23-26, 2022
Volunteer Leaders
JoAnn and Mike Orthel
Ankeny, IA
Volunteers
Sewing Group
Springfield, IL
First UMC
Plymoth, IN
Geneva UMC
Geneva, IL
Bill Walden
JoAnna Griffiths
Penny King
Alison Schlichting and Roger Schlichting
Marsha Johnson
Kent Douglas
Art Runge
Beverly Drillinger
Sherry Sinnott
Ron Kinner
Mike Snider
David Whitney
Lily Frazee
Brenda Lane
Louise Corder
Brad Boucher
Kelly Bagley
Bob Leach
Clint Ham
John Himpel
Carolyn Halford
Bill Stephens
Ray Ogden
Ralph Barr
Jim Stricker
Roger McClintock
Jordan Turner and Jay Grim
Dan Blank
Todd Shelly
Mary Snider