Mission Trips

Asbury UMC participates in many different types of outreach mission trips, both locally and abroad. Asbury’s ongoing missions include a program in Haiti and an annual trip to Camp Lodestar.  We travel once or twice per year to help with disaster recovery somewhere.

For 2017 the following mission trips are planned:

January 22nd – 29th – Trip to Guatemala to distribute wheelchairs

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

April 1st – 8th – Trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to assist with flood recovery

Late Summer or Early Fall – Fire recovery trip to Weed, California or to work at Camp Lodestar.

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

Mission Trip Summary

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 to assist with rebuilding from the “Boles Fire.”  About have of the town had burned down.  We worked on three homes there.

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.

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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