Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Grace Adult Mission Experiences


Grace UMC sent groups to help with Katrina/Rita/Isaac Hurricane recovery in the Gulf states.  Gary Bochman is a certified UMC Volunteer In Mission leader and organized 2 trips: to Gulfport, Mississippi in 2006 and New Orleans/Slidell, Louisiana in 2014.
 
Everyone is invited to join in a GAME event.  No experience necessary.  Even helping with a task such as reloading staple guns helps the team.  Please recommend local opportunities.  Going on trips is fine but local help can involve more folk and make a direct impact on our community.

Comments from GAMErs
"Mission is a way to show God's love thru action. Being able to help take a burden off someone's shoulder is such a great feeling."

"Mission is a Project of people, both the people you help but also the people within our group as well. In building a home together we also built lasting relationships that we got to bring home. Doesn't get much better than that!"
 
TEAMWORK
In all my life experiences, I HAVE NEVER SEEN A GROUP OF PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO ACCOMPLISH A MISSION AS THIS TEAM DID!!
From the time we all arrived in to Slidell until we completed our work, this team was AMAZING. When we did some team building exercises in our training back in MN, we weren't total failures but we weren't very good!! The two exercises of "joining hands and escaping" and building a structure out of marshmallows and toothpicks did not go well. But when we all took that ride to New Orleans on that first Monday morning, not knowing what we were in for, everyone "dug in". Everyone walked in "wide-eyed" but went right to work without a lot of organizing and assignments. It just HAPPENED.
It wasn't just the physical work itself, but the team approach to the transportation, cooking, loading vehicles, support of Karen and each other, devotions, etc. There were also times when there would be personal support of a member who needed a 'lift' or help with something. "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grace United Methodist Church
15309 Maple Island Road, Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone: 952-435-5696

        Grace UMC is an Unidos en Cristo Affiliated Church