International Mission Projects

Bandera UMC supports many international mission projects through different organizations. Jesus said to Love they Neighbor, and we at BUMC believe this is the greatest job given to Christians.

Colegio Metodista in Costa Rica

Spencer and Kendra Thomas are currently serving as missionaries at Colegio Metodista in Costa Rica. If you would like to keep up with their adventure and see the many people they are helping, please visit their blog here.


UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. 

UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.

While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.

UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.

For more information please visit their website