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Missions Abroad is an initiative designed to emphasize mission needs to the members of the Columbia Union and give them an opportunity to be part of a short-term mission project to build a church, school, or healthcare facility overseas.
How Does it Work?
The Columbia Union has elected to provide funding and coordination for specific projects in selected overseas "sister unions." Unions chosen represent the heritage of Columbia Union members. We are a diverse union with members from Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, so you'll notice that for this quinquennium, we have adopted the Southern Asia Division (India), Southern Africa Union, Venezuela-Antilles Union, the West African Union, and in cooperation with Maranatha Volunteers International, projects in El Salvador.
What's the Overall Goal?
Missions Abroad is not just about building buildings, it's about building people. With every church we build, we partner with the local members to conduct evangelism and/or Vacation Bible School series. These partnerships have proven mutually beneficial as we learn from each other.
How to Get Involved
Columbia Union members, schools, and members are needed to serve as volunteers in the Mission Abroad initiative. To get involved, check with your conference and read the Visitor magazine for news stories and updates on Missions Abroad projects and opportunities.