Texas and Mexico:
A Walk in the Light - Journey with us on the Border
May 4–12, 2016
Come with us to serve with the women of Mexico and women living in the colonias along the U.S. side of the border near McAllen, Texas. Learn more about the current-day issues impacting life on both sides of the border between Mexico and the United States. We will have one-onone conversations with women from both countries to learn of their past and current struggles. Together, we'll share our future hopes and dreams for our families, communities and churches. We will savor our cultures through local foods and customs as we cross not only cultural but ecumenical lines. Join us as we learn about and open our hearts to God's mission in this area.
Contact team leader Becky Harrell at email@example.com or 830-643-9717.
Women, Faith and Ecology / Mujeres, Fe y Ecología
Applications Closed: August 17–26, 2016
Join the journey to Ecuador—a wonderful land of incredible people and beauty. Meet with our Methodist sisters in the Sierra District's Pijal Church, the Costa District and the Tsáchila Community. Learn of their holistic relationship with the earth, their daily life. Share cultural experiences; learn of their handicrafts and Andean farming. Develop new friendships, visit cultural sites, and be prepared to laugh a lot and build networks among women of Christian faith.
Contact team leader Christie Leininger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-730-0007.
Listening with Love and Hope
Applications Closed: September 29-October 9, 2016
Travel to Tokyo and Sendai, connect with incredible Christian women involved with many mission-oriented groups along the eastern coast of Japan. Help prepare lunch at the Emmaus Center; visit with women who survived the 2011 tsunami and listen to their unbelievable journeys to recovery; visit a shelter for women where Global Justice Volunteers serve; and fellowship with women from the United Church of Christ in Japan. An opportunity will be offered for those who wish to visit historic Kyoto.
Contact team leader Jeanie Blankenbaker at email@example.com or 843-342-7092.
For additional information about Ubuntu Journeys, e-mail Ubuntu@unitedmethodistwomen.org