US & International Missions
Disaster Relief Missions
Bethany Disaster Response Team
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
UMCOR is consistently among the first teams on the ground providing aide when disasters occur around the world.
Bethany has a long-term commitment to support Matete, Kenya through child sponsorship through World Vision and by sending hands-on mission teams.
Maua Methodist Hospital, Kenya
Maua Methodist Hospital is an agency of the Methodist Church of Kenya and serves as a regional medical center in the Maua area of Meru Province. Serving a population of over 450,000 persons - including 110,000 children - the hospital provides general medical services including maternity, surgery, dental and optical.
The program supports children under the care of the extended family members in the community who have been orphaned by AIDS; this involves offering them necessary skills, information, education, training on how to cope with psychological effects and the social effects of losing their parents and counseling them to reduce the risk of HIV infection.
Shalom Home, Santo Tomas, El Salvador
Bethany has a long standing relationship with the Shalom Home in Santo Tomas near San Salvador, El Salvador. It is an orphanage and school, with a recently completed a health clinic. Mission team members have an opportunity for construction, office work, a feeding program for the very poor, and lots of fun with the children at the home.
Clinica Betania, Reynosa, Mexico
Located in Reynosa, Mexico, Clinica Betania, or Bethany Clinic, provides medical and dental services for low cost or no charge to patients in the Reynosa area who cannot afford these services. It is a ministry of the Methodist Church of Mexico. Clinica Betania is represented in Reynosa by Bethany UMC’s covenant mission partner Willie Berman.
Nothing but Nets
Coordinated program between the NBA, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and the Episcopal Church’s NetsforLife program, to provide bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria claims a life every 60 seconds. One $10 donation to NBN provides a net which protects a family of 4 for up to five years.
Personal Energy Transportation (P.E.T.)
A "PET" is a three-wheeled, off-road wheelchair, operated by hand power. Built by a faith-based, non-profit, volunteer organization, PETs are delivered at no cost to people in developing countries who have lost the use of their legs due to birth defects, polio, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, landmines or war.