September 2, 2010 | A United Methodist Volunteers in Mission team from the California-Nevada Annual Conference is en route to Haiti for 10 days of "service, construction, and learning," as the Rev. Jennifer Murdock, a member of the team, expresses it.
The team has established a blog site and will be updating us on their experiences throughout the trip. To read their blog posts (and add comments and prayers), go to www.cnumchaiti.posterous.com.
In addition to Murdock and team leader Phil Bandy (Conference Volunteers in Mission director), the team consists of Bruce Burr, Leslie Carmichael, the Rev. Mark Cordes, Stephen Elliott, Warren McGuffin, Jay Rosenlieb, Suellen Rowlison, and Janet Steele. All but one are scheduled lead their own teams to Haiti in 2011.
Team members assembled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in preparation for a 4:30 a.m. flight to Haiti today. They are scheduled to say at the Methodist Guest House in Pétionville, which is just outside of Port-Au-Prince, and to work on repairing a parsonage.