International Projects Overview

2016 – Tulum, Mexico (4 weeks, 30? vol.) We will build the first level of Church and Community Center for an existing congregation.
Rev. Célis will supervise this project.

2015 – Palmares, Costa Rica (3 weeks, 36 vol.)Building Classrooms/ and distributing Rice & Beans bags.
All arrangements were made though Fred Curry, Jr.

2015 – San Buenaventura, Honduras. (3 weeks, 24 vol.) Building a cottage for boys for the LAMB Institute.
Suzy McCall arranged our lodging & transportation.

2014 – Palmares, Costa Rica (5 weeks, 99 vol.) Erected a Community Center/ Sanctuary & Distributed Rice & Beans bags to local families in the area. The Rice & Beans Ministry is a United Methodist Advance Special, and all arrangements were made though the director Fred Curry, Jr.

2013 – Merida, Mexico (5 weeks, 50 vol.) Converted dormitory rooms into apartments for married couples at the San Pablo Presbyterian Seminary.
Rev. Célis. Supervised this project

2013 – San Buenaventura, Honduras (3 weeks, 50 vol.) Preparation for a well and did maintenance on the Residential Home for Children.
Suzy McCall arranged our lodging & transportation.

2012-mexico2012 – Punta Sam, Mexico (6 weeks, 85 vol.) Built a Community Center/Hurricane Shelter. Rev.
Célis Supervised this project

2011 – Ocho Rios, Jamaica (6 weeks, 111 vol.) A Vocational Training School in St. Mary’s Parish.
Supervised and arranged through Miss Faithlin Cambell, Managing Director of Trinity Evangelical Ministries

2010 – Cozumel, Mexico  (6 weeks, 123 vol.) Worked on the first phase of a Community Center/Church/Hurricane shelter for a Presbyterian church in northern Cozumel.
Rev. Célis Supervised this project

2009 – San Buenaventura, Honduras (7 weeks, 141 vol.) School for 100 students on the campus of the LAMB Residential Home for Children.
Suzy McCall arranged our lodging & transportation.

2008 – La Flecha, Honduras (5 weeks, 125 vol.) Led by my grandkids. Built 309 vented stoves and provided 587 water filters in homes of 11 villages.
This was an “International Aid” project, supervised by Kurt and Matteah Reppart who were on their staff.

2007 – Play del Carmen, Mexico (5 week, 98 vol.) Community Service Building + Women’s sewing project.
Rev. Célis. Supervised this project

2006 – Punta Sam, Mexico (7 weeks, 134 vol.) Built 17 cinder block homes after Hurricane Wilma.
Rev. Célis arranged selection of families to get new homes and arranged our lodging and transportation.

2005 – Flor del Campo, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (7 weeks, 142 vol.) Two story Day Care Center for 50 children. Now it’s a Day School for K-6th grades & Day Care. Worked with Suzy McCall again. 

2004 – Merida, Mexico (7 weeks, 141 vol.) Built 10 homes in a very poor suburb after Hurricane Isadore.
Rev. Célis arranged selection of families to get new homes and arranged our lodging and transportation.

2003 – Fuerzas Unidas, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (7weeks, 109 vol.) Addition to Methodist Church for Day Care, Community activities, and Clinic. Another UMVIM project, and Suzy McCall arranged our lodging & transportation.

2002 – Flor del Campo, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (6 weeks, 90 vol.) Built school for the LAMB Institute. Rev. Scott Martin, in Nicaragua, of “Food for the Hungry” gave us the name of Suzy McCall, missionary in Honduras. Suzy arranged bed & breakfast & transportation for us.

2001 – Rivas, Nicaragua (6 weeks, 105 vol.) Refurbished Hospital, built by Sandinistas. No maintenance for 15 years.
The brother of one of our volunteers lived in Nicaragua and introduced us to a Doctor on the staff of the Rivas Hospital who arranged lodging and transportation for us.

2000 – Yuguate, Dominican Republic (4 weeks, 55 vol.) Addition to church. Furnished drilling of well in Haitian Village of La Jagua (population – 3,000, no electricity)
We met the missionaries, Shannon and Ben Langley, at the UMVIM Conference in NC and they arranged lodging & transportation for us.

1999 – Panama City, Panama (5 weeks, 99 vol.) Added a room and did maintenance on Pedregal Church, and built a Sewing Factory and Manse in Veracruz. We met the Methodist Bishop of Panama at a UMVIM conference in North Carolina and he supervised our project.

1998 – Cozumel, Mexico (6 weeks, 106 vol.) Third floor of the Community Center/ Hurricane Shelter. Much appreciated during Hurricane Wilma
Rev. Célis Supervised this project.

guatamalateeshirt19971997 – Chimaltenango, Guatemala (6 weeks, 81 vol.) Earthquake proof house Campus of Guatemala Bible Institute. Visited school across Lake Atitlan. Left money for lavatories.
Rev. Célis introduced us to the pastor in charge of this Seminary and we stayed on their campus.

1996 – Cozumel, Mexico (6 weeks, 94 vol.) First floor of a large Community Center which served as a Hurricane Shelter.
Rev. Célis was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at this time and supervised this project

1995 – Orange Walk Town, Belize (5 weeks, 77 vol.) First floor and kitchen furniture for Manse.
Rev. Rios helped arranger our lodging and transportation.

1994 – Hato Viejo, Puerto Rica (5 weeks, 61 vol.) Rebuilt & expanded a Methodist Church.
This was a United Methodist VIM project, working with the pastor of the Hato Viejo Methodist Church.

1993 – Valladolid, Mexico (5 weeks, 56 vol.) Refurbished Pastor Manuel’s house, and worked on first phase of a Hostel.
Rev. Célis helped select and arrange this project

1992 – Orange Walk Town, Belize (5 weeks, 45 vol.) Built the first level of a Chapel.
Rev. Rios again arranged lodging & transportation for us.

1991 – Merida, Mexico (3 weeks, 18 vol.) Built furniture for the Rosa de Saron Methodist Church — a pulpit, a communion table, 24 pews
Rev. Célis made all arrangements for us.

1990 – Merida, Mexico (4 weeks, 45 vol.) First phase of a Nursing Home. Refurbished the Manse for Rosa de Saron Church.
Rev. Célis, living in Merida, made all arrangements for us.

1989 – San Jose, Belize (5 weeks, 63 vol.) Built a Chapel & Cistern Rotary helped us dig footings and pour floor for Clinic in Patchikan.
Rev. Célis introduced us to Rev. Roldan Rios in Belize who  made arrangements for our safe lodging and transportation.

1988 – Cancun, Mexico   (4 weeks, 32 vol.) Addition to a hospital in support town of Cancun, which served the poor.
We contacted Pastor Ramon Célis in Cancun, who was in charge of volunteer groups who came from the U.S, to build. He arranged for our safe lodging and transportation.

1987 – Kericho, Kenya  (3 weeks, 4 vol.) Stone addition to Media building on the campus of the Kenya Highlands Bible College. Toured Maasi Mara Game Preserve and stayed in African Motel!
First project led by Rowland and Barbara Carlson, the project in honor of their parents with money from their families. Stayed with and transported by the missionaries.

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