College Station TX United States 77842
U.M. ARMY is an acronym which stands for United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth. It is an opportunity for youth, college and adults to experience Christian growth through mission, worship and fellowship.
Participants combine their strengths to meet home repair and maintenance needs for low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners who are physically or financially unable to make needed repairs themselves.
U.M. ARMY was started 39 years ago in the UMC Texas Conference and has now spread to nine states and four chartered U.M. ARMY chapters. In 2013 U.M. ARMY, Inc. chartered a new chapter in NxNW Texas, and is continuing to expand nationally with mission opportunities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Virginia.
WHY U.M. ARMY?
Grow Closer To God: U.M. ARMY provides youth with an opportunity to impact the world around them, build relationships, and grow as individuals in connection with their faith, friends and positive adult role models.
Help Those In Need: U.M. ARMY repairs the homes of homeowners who would otherwise be unable to do so. Youth build relationships with the homeowners as they provide them with a more safe and livable home. U.M. ARMY participants are an answer to the prayers of many homeowners.
Create Lasting Memories: For more than 39 years, U.M. ARMY participants’ lives have been transformed. Youth choose to come back year after year, and even come back as college leadership after high school graduation. U.M. ARMY is the highlight of the year! Students are challenged to make spiritual decisions during the week. As a result, many participants have indicated that they have made a commitment to Christ, dedicating their lives to vocational ministry.
Transform Communities: U.M. ARMY host communities and participating churches exclaim that there is something special that occurs when you host or attend a U.M. ARMY mission camp. Churches become communities and the people of God are transformed in the process.
Right Place/Right Price: Because our mission camps are generally located close to home you won’t spend a fortune getting to a U.M. ARMY camp. In addition to less travel expenses, U.M. ARMY is more cost effective than other national mission camps because we utilize the connectional system to help offset the cost of housing, meals, etc. The U.M. ARMY 2017 camp fee is $295.00, with a non-refundable $75.00 deposit per participant.