02 August 2011

Iquitos, Peru Amazon Mission

Hello Mission Friends,

The United Methodist Church Wisconsin Conference, International Volunteers in Mission will be taking part in a Women’s Health Project near Iquitos, Peru.  The team will be working with DB Peru, a non-profit organization that focuses on health care and education in the Peruvian Amazon jungle.  Please see the website:    http://www.dbperuong.com/ 
Mission Dates:  February 23rd to March 8th, 2012.   The first 8 days of this mission will focus on the villages along the Napo River near Iquitos, Peru.  We will arrive Friday, February 24th and return to Lima Saturday, March 3rd.   For the second part of the mission, March 5th to 7th, we will be working in the outer area of Lima serving clinics and providing health education for those that have limited health care.  (More information will be announced later.)  Travel to Machu Picchu or other places of interest is optional.

Team Size: 15-18 (2 to 4 medical doctors: OB/GYN, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners (midwives, OB and pediatric) and family practitioners.  RNs are needed for health education and assisting the doctors.  We will need translators (Spanish and an indigenous language is spoken in the Amazon).
We will be working with the local medical staff and the Health and Welfare Ministry of Peru.   Non-medical helpers are also needed to assist the medical staff. The Amazon mission will be moderately strenuous.  

Costs of the mission:  Estimated costs per person are approximately $2,200. 

We are collecting “gently” used or new bras for the women in the Amazon.  We will also accept new underwear for men, women and children.  Sunglasses and reading glasses will also be accepted for our mission.
Please contact:  Judy Bruun, IVIM leader and Individual Volunteer in Mission for Peru.  Email: jbruun6507@gmail.com   or cell: 414-530-1448.  Our team is limited, so please email or call me to confim a place on the team. 

Registration for this mission is through the Wisconsin Conference IVIM.  To register, please send $100   (non-refundable) to the IVIM Wis. Conf. Treasurer:   Karen Sandstrom; 2581 Bluff Road; Baileys Harbor, WI 54202.  Make check out to:  WI Conf. IVIM- Peru Mission   
Paperwork will be sent to you after you register. Please fill out and return to me by November 1st:  Judy Bruun; 14271 Waters Edge Trl.; New Berlin, WI 53151
Please give this mission some prayerful thought and consider joining us.  You will experience the wonders of the Amazon and its’ people.  You will share your time and talents with those in need and enjoy the benefits of knowing and better understanding your neighbors.
  Judy Bruun
Individual Volunteer in  Peru
Mission Volunteers Unit of the
General Board of Global Ministries
United Methodist Church
Wisconsin Conference

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