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TAYLORVILLE — Shown above are: Jenny Moats (President of UWCC), Carol Alexander (Vice President of UWCC), Trish Groeninger (Guest Speaker and Co-author of the book “WAM/What About Monday”), and Kay Frevert (mission team member).
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — During the UWCC November meeting Trish Groeninger and Jenny Moats shared information regarding a mission trip they attended during June 2021. A group of 8 people went to the Dominican to serve, provide, and work alongside Christain Dominican Medical Mission (CDMM) through different events. The group was able to provide VBS for 120 local children in Salamanca over a two day period. Then they provided a youth day at New Hope Mission Center in Nigua for about 170 adolescents from the surrounding villages. In addition, they facilitated a women’s wellness day that focused on physical, mental, and spiritual health.
The First United Methodist Church in Taylorville collected personal hygiene items for the wellness day. Then the youth from their church put together 120 hygiene bags for the trip. Prior to attending the mission trip, funds were raised for a service project. The team of eight were able to renovate a local pastor’s home during their time there. Providing a concrete floor and additional living space. While finishing the project by painting the inside and outside living areas.
Trish co-wrote a bible study devotional book called “What About Monday” (WAM) which is a book about hope to encourage people. The proceeds from the book go directed to CDMM to support their mission work. For more information and additional ways to help, please visit the WAM website. www.whataboutmonday.com