Help our Tochi Mission Team

Be a Tochi Buddy!

  • $10 purchases a 90-day supply of vitamins for one child
  • $15 purchases a lead exposure blood test for one person
  • $20 purchases 20 toothbrushes/toothpastes
  • $30 purchases reading glasses for 15 people
  • $50 purchases VBS supplies for five children
  • $100 purchases prescription medications for five people
  • $250 purchases professional dental tool rental for one dentist$500 purchases roundtrip airfare for one team member to get to Mexico

Click link below to DONATE to TOCHI BUDDIES: (through Grace UMC’s giving portal)

Tochi Buddies Update

The Tochimizolco Medical Mission was canceled due to the COVID-19 virus approximately a month before the team was scheduled to leave.  The president of the Clinic Board doesn’t live in Tochi, and couldn’t tell us what the situation was there.  Our prayer is that they are taking preventive measures and staying safe.

The team was very fortunate that American Airlines refunded the airfare completely and Blessings International where we purchase the majority of the medicine we take with us, allowed us to return the medicine for a full refund.

There have been a few Tochi Buddy/Ops donations and they can be returned if requested or stay in the account for the trip in 2021, God willing for the team to go.    Money will be sent for additional medicine in Tochi should they need it to replace what we usually take for their on-going use.  The usual quarterly support for the doctor, dentist and supplies has been sent and will continue to be sent.  Thank you to all who support this mission in prayer and donations and to Grace Church for caring about the people of this small mountainous place in the world.

Guatemala 2020 Summary and Photos

Pastor Cheryl, Carl Stoll, and John Moon from Grace UMC, along with 10 others from the Great Plains Conference, worked with Mission Guatemala at Chuisajpac, Guatemala from February 1-9, 2020. Their project was to build a retaining wall for a soccer/basketball field for the local school and community. Their tasks included tying rebar, laying blocks, and pouring concrete. During the week, they also visited a weaving coop, enjoyed a cultural presentation by a local Mayan group, played with the children of Chuisajpac, drank lots of locally grown coffee, and ate delicious food. Daily Devotions focused on John Wesley’s General Rules: ‘Do no harm, Do Good, and Stay in Love with God.’ Everyone enjoyed the beauty, warm weather, and hospitality of the Guatemalan people.

Adult Mission Trip to Guatemala in February, 2020

Take time away from the Kansas winter to participate on a mission team in the “land of eternal spring!”

Pastor Cheryl will be leading a mission team to Guatemala from February 1 to February 9, 2020. The team will work with Mission Guatemala, a faith-based nonprofit whose mission philosophy is based on John Wesley’s teaching: “Do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God.” The team is open to anyone who feels that their talents can be used by participating. Construction skills are needed, as well as unskilled, general laborers.

The approximate cost of the nine-day work trip is $1550. This covers airfare, local transportation, food, lodging, and most other trip-related expenses. Experience the beauty of Guatemala, and the hospitality, faith, and hope of the Guatemalan people. The team will be limited to 14 people, so sign up soon with a $150 deposit to secure your spot. Bring a check to the office, put in the offering plate, or bring it to Pastor Cheryl.

Please contact Pastor Cheryl with questions: [email protected]