First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge has a very active adult mission trip program designed to encourage and involve members of the congregation, and non-members as well, in answering God’s call to serve the needs of His children wherever needed. Part of this ministry has involved sending medical mission teams to Honduras for the past 10 years.
The church’s teams are connected to an organization called United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, Southeastern Jurisdiction. An in-country coordinator helps plan the trips, and coordinate the activities with the United Methodist Churches in Honduras. The church has served in several communities, most recently in Talanga, a town northeast of the capital city of Tegucigalpa. In March, the group will return there for their seventh time.