We at Indian River City UMC truly believe that our job is to Love God. Love People. Serve the World. As part of our service, our church participates in several mission trips throughout the year. We are currently sending teams to Kentucky to assist in the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief effort. If you are interested in finding out about any of the mission trips we have planned for the future, please call the front office at 321-267-7922.
We who follow Jesus are a sent people, even as Jesus was sent into the world by his Heavenly Father. We are a community sent on a mission together: to keep on doing the ministry of Jesus so that all people and all creation might experience the reconciliation of God. Below are the international missionaries we support.
Kathleen Peterson has been our partner since 2010. She is married to Mark and has two adult daughters, Anna and Lauren. She travels often into the Latin countries of Cuba, Panama and others and is led to edify and build His church’s leaders. She teaches and encourages the church during her travels and while here in the USA, she provides hospitality for pastors who are here for furlough and restoration. Teams are ongoing throughout the year; all details can be found at www.ahiminc.org.
Ben and Krista Taylor have been our partners since 2006. Ben first entered the mission field on December 31, 2005 and served North Africa for 3.5 years before marrying Krista in 2010. They returned to serve together in Poland in 2011 and serve in Wroclaw, a city of Universities, where they focus on the student population; 120,000 in partnership with a local church. Their focus is to disciple these youth to go and plant churches, passing their faith along for others to know Him too! Winter snowboarding camps and Fall youth trips are most popular for their target group of college students. Men are greatly encouraged to come and serve in the mentoring of these young adults. For more information contact Ben Taylor.
We entered into a covenant with our Sister Church, La Resurreccion, in 2002. They are located in the Holguin district in the city of Holguin. We support our sister church by prayer and in relationship. The church in Cuba is multiplying rapidly and in all domination of the Christian faith. Come and see, so you can go and tell!! Caravans go to the island quarterly and you are welcome to join one. You will come home more blessed than you leave, able to go and be a blessing. Email Kelley McLester if you are interested in going or call 321-267-7922.