South District Baton Rouge Flood Recovery Mission Team

09.22.18 | Missions, Articles, Volunteer, Mission News

    A mission team of 18 participants including two from First Church (Marjory Clyne and Ray Henderson) will travel to Baton Rouge September 22-29 to work on homes damaged by the 2016 floods. We ask for prayers for the team members and also monetary donations to support the team.

    Message from South District Louisiana Flood Recovery Mission Team 

    We are going to Baton Rouge to work on homes damaged by a 500-year flood and 1000-year flood both in 2016. We have 18 people from six different Cal-Pac churches and one Desert Southwest church serving on the team this time. All but four of them are from five different churches in our district. Over half are repeat South District team members, but eight are new to a South District Mission Team with five of those being first-time ever mission team members. 

    After receiving the $200 deposits from the team members, we have needed to raise approximately $465 per team member to cover all of their travel and living expenses while they work 40 hours on rebuilding homes damaged in the superstorm.  We have been busy raising funds through requests to UMW units and Outreach and Missions Committees, but can use a few more donations. 

    Blessings and love,
    Jennifer Demaree, Leader of the South District Louisiana Flood Recovery Mission Team

    Please email Jennifer ( ) or call  (619-540-5257) with any questions.

    How you can help 

    2018 South District United Methodist Church Baton Rouge Flood Recovery Mission Team
    September 22-29, 2018

    Please keep these 18 team members in your prayers until their trip is over. Thank you for your support in helping them help others!

    Community UMC, Julian
    Mark Churness, Fred Fabre and Paula Hackman

    First UMC, San Diego
    Marjory Clyne and Ray Henderson

    Foothills UMC, La Mesa
    Dave Henselmeier and Erich Schmitt 

    San Carlos UMC, San Diego
    Jean Stasko

    Other Cal-Pac Church:
    Camarillo UMC
    Don Howald, Nancy Howald and Beverly Schippmann 

    Other UMC Church:
    Red Mountain UMC, Mesa, AZ
    Jo Robinson, Holly Nottingham Adams, April and
    Mike Palmiter

    Financial help is once again needed this year. Each team member has contributed $200. The cost per person will be about $665. We need to raise about $4,700 more. Please consider sponsoring any of the following items the team will need for the week: 

    * One minivan rental cost per week: $700

    * One roundtrip plane ticket on Southwest Airlines: $322

    * One week of food and lodging for one participant: $140

    * One minivan rental cost per day: $100

    * One tank of gas while in Louisiana: $60

    * One day of food and lodging for one participant: $20

    Please make the check out to your church and put Louisiana Mission Team in memo section or on offering envelope. Thanks!

    If you are interested in joining a district mission team in the future, please contact Jennifer Demaree at