Fellows Serving in Central America

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NICARAGUA

Edwin A. Castillo
Serving At: Acción Médica Cristiana (AMC)
Location: Nicaragua
Home Country: Dominican Republic

Edwin is serving as a facilitator for communications and volunteer services at Acción Médica Cristiana (AMC) in Nicaragua. AMC is a Christian organization engaged in community health and development in poor communities. It puts an emphasis on women, children, and adolescents. Priorities include food security in urban areas, preparation for natural disasters, health care, and education. Edwin’s work involves documenting the impact of AMC’s work through interviews, site visits, and photography. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/castillo-edwin#sthash.lfbWPzcs.dpuf


MEXICO

Celeste Caton
Serving At: Iglesia Metodista de Mexico
Location: Mexico
Home Country: USA

Celeste is serving with the Northwest Conference of Iglesia Metodista de México (Methodist Church of Mexico) in Playas de Tijuana, México. The mission provides worship at the border for persons from both Mexico and the United States, as well as spiritual, material, and legal support to migrants. The US deports some 400,000 to Mexico each year. The church in Mexico provides a pastor on the Tijuana side and some services are coordinated with the Salvation Army. Celeste has special responsibilities for organizing worship at the mission.  – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/caton-celeste#sthash.3rVNzGjv.dpuf

Angelito Dalisay
Serving At: Iglesia Metodista de Mexico
Location: Mexico
Home Country: Philippines

Bong is serving with the Northwest Conference of Iglesia Metodista de México (Methodist Church of Mexico) in Playas de Tijuana, México. The mission provides worship at the border for persons from both Mexico and the United States, as well as spiritual, material, and legal support to migrants. The US deports some 400,000 to Mexico each year. The church in Mexico provides a pastor on the Tijuana side and some services are coordinated with the Salvation Army. Bong has special responsibilities for organizing worship at the mission.  – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/dalisay-angelito#sthash.ab9phNIc.dpuf


Edward White
Serving At: Iglesia Metodista de Mexico
Location: Mexico
Home Country: USA

Edward is serving with the Northwest Conference of Iglesia Metodista de México (Methodist Church of Mexico) in Playas de Tijuana, México. The mission provides worship at the border for persons from both Mexico and the United States, as well as spiritual, material, and legal support to migrants. The US deports some 400,000 to Mexico each year. The church in Mexico provides a pastor on the Tijuana side and some services are coordinated with the Salvation Army.  Edward has special responsibilities for organizing worship at the mission.  – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/white-edward#sthash.VHLyiUPi.dpuf


GRENADA

Hilary C. Glover
Serving At: Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA)
Location: Grenada
Home Country: USA

Hilary is serving as a program associate with the Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA), a broad-based agency working for social and economic improvement and self-determination among the rural poor, youth, farmers, fisher folk, and the unemployed. Participants include the major churches of Grenada. Hilary takes part in afterschool programs for young people, communications, event coordination, and office administration. The work is person- and community-centered. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/glover-hilary#sthash.vcHqGlof.dpuf


Erin Hancock
Serving At: GRENCODA
Location: Grenada
Home Country: USA

http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/hancock-erin


Relinjoy D. Pabrua
Serving At: Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA)
Location: Grenada
Home Country: Philippines, Asia

Relinjoy is serving as accounting officer with the Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA), a broad-based organization working for social and economic improvement and self-determination among the rural poor, youth, farmers, fisher folk, and unemployed. Participants include the major churches of Grenada. Her responsibilities include conducting training sessions in accounting, bookkeeping, and business development for small business owners and students. She also assists GRENCODA with its records keeping. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/prabua-relinjoy#sthash.MLVnHJZN.dpuf

 

GUATEMALA

Milton J. Ilovares
Serving At: ODIM Guatemala (Organization for the Development of the Indigenous Maya)
Location: Guatemala
Home Country: Honduras

Milton is serving in volunteer program coordinated with ODIM Guatemala (Organization for the Development of the Indigenous Maya). The organization promotes health and education in the villages of San Juan and San Pablo La Laguna, located on the shores of Lake Atitlán. It operates two family clinics and also a dental clinic in San Juan. It provides educational scholarships for young people and hosts volunteer-in-mission teams from the United States. Milton serves as a bridge between the volunteer hosts and the volunteers on a mission journey. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/ilovares-milton#sthash.QGWR0B5i.dpuf


ST. LUCIA

Suleman A. Isa
Serving At: St. Lucia Circuit
Location: St. Lucia
Home Country: Nigeria, Africa

Suleman is serving as a youth worker in the St. Lucia Circuit on the island of St. Lucia, a part of the South Caribbean District of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and Americas. The circuit is concerned about the situations of unemployed young people and seeks to promote faith development as well as vocational education and job training. He works with four congregations and their communities, especially through church-related schools, to expand ministries with young adults. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/isa-suleman#sthash.462NsJfa.dpuf


Brenda V. Nguwa
Serving At: St. Lucia Circuit
Location: St. Lucia
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Brenda is serving as a youth worker in the St. Lucia Circuit on the island of St. Lucia, a part of the South Caribbean District of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and Americas. The circuit is concerned about the situations of unemployed young people and seeks to promote faith development as well as vocational education and job training. She works with four congregations and their communities, especially through church-related schools, to expand ministries with young adults. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/nguwa-brenda#sthash.K6vZnORU.dpuf