Puerto Rico Mission 2019




The Roanoke District Common Table is working to assist families devastated by Hurricane Maria in Vieques, an island off of the coast of Puerto Rico where 9,000 persons are still without access to power. 

On behalf of the Puerto Rico Solar Panel Project team and the Roanoke District UMC Common Table, we would like to give thanks for all the prayers and interest we have received from our District churches. The total collected/ pledged so far is $48,527 of our $50,000 goal! 

Our challenge is to raise $50,000, enough to provide 400-watt Solar Panel Kits for 50 homes in Vieques.

Our team is working on Stage 2, which is purchasing the solar panels and gearing up to send an UMVIM Team to Puerto Rico, October 6 - 14, 2019. We are working with REHACE (Rebuild, Puerto Rico Methodist Church's Disaster Outreach Committee) and have assembled team, who will deliver the kits and help with installation. The cost of the trip is $1,000 per person. If you are interested in being part of this District UMVIM Team please contact Rev. Seungsoo "RJ" Jun at seungsoojun@vaumc.org.

So far, 22 churches out of our District's 57 charges, and two UM churches from outside the district, have contributed to this project. There is also a wave of contributions coming to us from the Roanoke and New River Valleys. The church is leading, and our communities are joining our passion to Share the Light!

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like the SHARE THE LIGHT team to help with resources or presenter to share this mission opportunity with your congregation.

For ALL the  information on how YOU can get involved go to:  SHARE THE LIGHT or contact Rev. Seungsoo "RJ" Jun, Team Leader, at: seungsoojun@vaumc.org