Cuba Mission Trip
The 2013 Cuba UMVIM Mission Trip consisted of 24 team members. The team traveled to Havana and assisted the Methodist seminary in building housing for visiting seminary professors. Opportunities existed for interacting, praying and worshiping on a daily basis with members of the church, as well as those at the Methodist Center in Havana. In addition to construction work, the team was able to worship, witness the Holy Spirit and participate in worship services of local Methodist churches.
Mission trips to Cuba through UMVIM are assigned by the Bishop of the Methodist Church in Cuba based on the needs of the people and its churches.
Photos from Cuba:
Photos from our sister church in Cuba:
Nicaragua Mission Trip
Hyde Park United Methodist sent a team of 23 adults into the mission field of Leon, Nicaragua in November 2013 to provide help and outreach to the poor and needy. This was the seventh mission team in the same facility. The teams we send work in partnership with the El Ayudante mission providing aid wherever it is needed. Team members conducted Bible lesson activities for preschool and elementary children at different locations, provided medical care for women and children at local clinics, and worked in construction activities.
View the video below to see a slideshow created by those who went on our 2013 Nicaragua trip.
2014 Mission Trips:
Family Mission Trip, June 7-14. For more information, contact Dave Nelson or Sue Nelson, 813.871.5116.
Adult Mission Trip, Nov. 8-15. The cost will be $1,400. First meeting will be 6–7:30 p.m. April 28 in Knox Hall 150. Contact Vicki Walker to RSVP. For more information, contact Glenn Simpson.
South Africa Mission Trip
The South Africa Initiative is a multidimensional program designed to offer the opportunity to experience the fears, hurts, needs and hopes of the disadvantaged in South Africa. Hyde Park has supported many different ministries in South Africa during the last five years. The ministries are located in Johannesburg and its suburbs, and in the cities of Durban and Pinetown. The ministries are: For Love of Children, Come Back Mission, Central Mission Methodist Church, Pinetown Methodist Church and the Seth Mokitimi Seminary.
During the mission trips, the team set meetings with ministers, attend services, visit preschools and spend time with people in their homes. Home-stays in a community of Christian volunteers outside of Johannesburg were a “must.” In many ways, making such a trip is one extended worship experience that can take you to a new place in your spiritual journey. It will leave an indelible imprint.
For more information, contact Tina Dampf Monfreda, church liaison.
Mission Trip Forms
All forms are required for all mission trips unless noted. All forms are electronic PDFs that can be filled out and saved on your computer. To do so, you must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. Click here to download the latest free version of Adobe. To save the information in the PDF file you must hit the floppy disk symbol in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Once the files are saved onto your computer, send them as an attachment via email to Vicki Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms denoted with an * indicate that they must be printed out and signed by a notary or doctor.
- Hyde Park Mission Trip Application
- UMVIM – Medical Information and Release of Claim*
- UMVIM – Missioner Profile
- UMVIM – Notification of Death
- UMVIM – Physician Release*
- UMVIM – Parental Consent* (Family Nicaragua Mission Trip Only)
- El Ayudante Medical Release Form* (Nicaragua Mission Trips Only)
- El Ayudante Release of Claim (Nicaragua Mission Trips Only)