The United Methodist Choctaw Mission started as an evangelical project to indigenous peoples in Mississippi. Ministry emphasis has been varied throughout the years. Flexibility and innovation have been essential in the mission's long service to the Choctaw people. Presently, the mission is engaged in children and youth leadership development, demonstrating unconditional generosity in the community, offering a unique retreat setting for visiting volunteers, and equipping disciples for their journey to an abundant life in Christ. The mission operates in three worship fellowships on the reservation: Great Spirit UMC in Bok Cito, John Memorial UMC in Red Water, and Green Hill UMC in the Pearl River community.
Goals & Objectives
Provide a youth leadership development camp in May 2012. Double the size of kitchen and dining facilities by October 2012. Provide Saturday lunch, Sunday breakfast, and Wednesday dinner for 50 children during the school year.
Grant secured for sewer work in new kitchen. Volunteers will finish construction work. Grant secured for some of HVAC in new kitchen/dining area. Grant secured for weekend meals. God provided a volunteer cook who used to work on an oil rig. Seeking grant for leadership camp. Camp director has committed to lead.