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Global Missions

Mission to Honduras

Fairfax Church has longstanding and successful relationships in Honduras based primarily on our experiences in Quimistan at the Honduran Independence Bilingual School (HIBS) and schools in San Pedro Sula. Our mission teams have built dormitory and teaching space, helped to expose and teach English to the teachers and students through music, crafts, and other educational opportunities and also have experienced Honduran life and culture by visiting local homes and farms. These heartwarming relationships will always be remembered by our team members and have created a strong bond with this Central American community. Generously donated items have been delivered from FUMC including a refrigerator, laptop computers, projectors, and many school and health supplies.

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Upcoming Honduras Mission

This July, the FUMC THRIVE Youth Group, along with an adult team, is serving for a week in Honduras with HIBS and the Organic Learning Center. We are excited to return to Honduras after so long away! The group departs July 17 and returns July 22.

 

Can’t come but want to help? HIBS and the Organic Learning Center desperately need donations of several types of items: backpacks (children and adult), collared long sleeve shirts, work boots, bath towels, whiteboard markers, bed sheets and pillow cases (twin size), antihistamines, anti-itch cream, hemorrhoid meds, antibiotic cream, Tylenol and Ibuprofen, Band-Aids, and non-gummy vitamins. Starting next Sunday, June 26, the church is collecting these items in the blue bins in the Narthex and church office. We’re also looking for large pieces of luggage that we can use to transport these supplies, so if you have any luggage you’d like to get rid of, please consider donating it. Thank you for all your contributions.

UMCOR Relief Ministry

Fairfax Church supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), an organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in 80+ countries, including the United States. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. Volunteers provide assistance throughout the year, based on needs. Groups and individuals (all ages!) are needed to plan, assemble, and distribute items such as backpacks, hygiene kits, and flood buckets throughout the year. Donation of various supplies are collected throughout the year. Monetary donations are also accepted to purchase additional supplies. Prayers for those affected by suffering around the globe are also welcome. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Christie Johnson.