A mission team from Tom’s Creek UMC traveled to Puerto Rico to provide support and to help Puerto del Cielo Methodist Church rebuild its pavilion that was destroyed during Hurricane Maria. The pavilion was used to cook food and provide meals to the people in the community and to support the ministries of the church. In addition, a solar panel system was brought, so they would have a form of power when future emergencies occur. The team of eighteen missionaries left from Emmitsburg to travel to Puerto Rico on August 8, 2018, for ten days. The team took school supplies for school children in need and helped the teachers paint their rooms before school started. They also were able to lead a service on the beach with music and communion. As with most mission trips, the team received more than they gave and they plan to continue the relationship by returning next year.
Tom’s Creek UMC’s Mission Team helps the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico rebuild its pavilion, which was destroyed during hurricane Maria.