Mission Trips

Asbury UMC participates in many different types of outreach mission trips, both locally and abroad. We typically do three or four trips per year, including once or twice per year to help with disaster recovery somewhere.

For 2018 the following mission trips are planned:

January 27th – February 3rd – Trip to Guatemala to distribute wheelchairs

Late February or early March – Trip to Haiti to work on our school program there

April – Likely trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana or Houston to assist with flood recovery

Spring or Summer – Begin to assist with recovery of wildfires in Santa Rosa, California.  Dates TBD.

Early Fall – Disaster recovery, location and date TBD

For more information, please contact the church office or Steve Elliott.

Mission Trip Summary

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

In April, 2017, we went to help recover from the major floods in the area.  Our job was to start construction of a long term volunteer center and to rebuild a damaged church.

UMCOR Depot Mission Trip

In the fall of 2016, a team went to Salt Lake City to work a week at the UMCOR Depot there.  Our role was to assist with processing relief supply kits.  These kits, of various types (birthing, health, flood, etc.) are used to assist with needs all over the world.

Calaveras County, California

We worked at the recovery of the Butte Fire in the fall of 2016.  Our role was to assist with rebuilding homes lost in the fire.

Weed, California

We went to this far Northern California town in the spring of 2016 and fall of 2017 to assist with rebuilding from the “Boles Fire.”  About have of the town had burned down.

Staten Island, New York

We went in the spring of 2015 to assist with recovery from Superstorm Sandy.  Sandy was one of the most damaging storms on record.  We worked on rebuilding homes still needing work two years after the storm.

Camp Lodestar, California

We have been making an annual fall trip to this United Methodist owned camp in the foothills of the Sierras for several years.  We assist with construction, repair and maintenance of various camp facilities.


Other storm recovery teams include:

  • New Orleans Area: home repair, Hurricane Katrina
  • La Place, Louisiana: recovery from Hurricane Issac
  • El Reno, Oklahoma: home rebuilding after tornado damage
  • Cedar Rapids: flood recovery
  • Galveston, Texas: home repair, Hurricane Ike
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama: tornado recovery