March 29, 2024

Christ came to serve, not to be served. And He gave his life as the ultimate sacrifice, an act of service to His people. We model Christ, as we seek to serve His people around the world and around the corner. 

He sacrificed so we may live. Now, we sacrifice — time, treasures, and talents — so others may know who Jesus is, and have what they need to live.

Thank you for all the blessings you give to people you may never meet. Together, we share hope in Christ’s name. We are so thankful for your partnership.


"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said...”  Matthew 28:6

From our Midwest Mission Family to yours,

Have a Blessed Easter!

Home State Bank in Jefferson, IA Hosts Successful Operation Meal Madness

Every year, Home State Bank hosts a night of making meals for people around the world. This year, because of their partnership with Midwest Mission Iowa, they decided to pack Midwest Mission Rice Meals for their 5th annual event. 

Midwest Mission staff arrived at the Wild Rose Hotel on Wednesday, March 27 to set up the event. Within a couple of hours, they set up 16 Rice Meal assembly lines that would soon be filled with volunteers. 

As the event began, volunteers poured in, filling the room with the noise of rice plopping into bags, and cheering as they finished boxes. Several Iowa Volunteer Leaders were onsite to help facilitate this significant event.

Within two hours, over 160 volunteers of all ages came to pack meals. 

“We are so excited to partner with Home State Bank, Wild Rose Casino and Greene County Medical Center for this experience," Danille Curtis, Midwest Mission's Iowa Public Relations Specialist, said.

"It was a spectacular event bringing individuals and teams from several organizations and businesses around Greene County together in community to help provide meals for those in need around the world. Youth and adults aged 8 to 88 worked side by side with a single mission in mind, and the time of fellowship and service was meaningful to all involved. "

The Jefferson community packed 6,005 Rice Meal Bags that will feed 36,030 people around the world. 

Thank you, Home State Bank and the Jefferson community, for hosting this great event. These life-changing meals ensure that people around the world will be fed and given energy in their time of crisis.

Your community could host an event just like this!

Visit to see how you can get involved.

Our 2023 Impact Report is available for download! Using the button below, you can download the report and share with someone you know!


March Church Bulletin Insert

We offer monthly church bulletin inserts that you can slide in your church's bulletin. These inserts keep your congregation up-to-date on our current needs and upcoming events!

Download March Bulletin PDF

You can purchase these items at your local store and take them to Midwest Mission or a Collection Site near you. You can also buy items online and have them shipped right to Midwest Mission.


8-10 oz. bottles

click here to purchase online

Household Cleaner

 56-80 oz. total (no spray bottles)

click here to purchase online

Day and Night Pads

You can make them at home using our patterns — click here and scroll down to Feminine Hygiene Kit. Tips and tricks: Click here to visit the page

Or, you can purchase them online and have them sent to Midwest Mission — Click here!

Prayers to Lift Up

Thank God for the hope we have because of Christ!

" The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

Matthew 20:28

Midwest Mission Weekly Projects

Work of the Mission Volunteers

Work Done

  • 18 Desks
  • 14 Sewing Machines
  • 780 Personal Dignity Kits

  • Bike Shop
  • Desk Shop
  • Sewing Machine Shop
  • Cleaning
  • Sewing

Mission in Motion

6,755 Rice Meals

  • Troy Methodist - Troy, IL


  • Sew Much Joy, Glen Carbon, IL: 120 Hand Towels, 120 Wash Cloths Value: $288.00
  • St. Martin de Porres, Springfield, IL; 352 Hygiene Supplies , 7 Redirect Food Items Value: $715.90

Midwest Mission is able to do this work because of your generous donations and willingness to volunteer. Thank you!

Share some GOD news with those you love!

Do you have family or friends that need some GOOD News - GOD News - to uplift them? If so please click on the button below and share the link provided. The more we can spread the word about the work God is doing here, the more we can make the world a happier place.

Link to Share the Midwest Mission Newsletter

Ready to Get Involved?

Volunteer at Midwest Mission

Dates are available in 2024 and 2025.

Need a Saturday option for team volunteering

or assistance in booking? Contact Pat Wright

at or 217-697-4063

Click below to check calendar openings and to reserve your spots.

Volunteer Reservation Calendar

2025 Volunteer Calendar is open for dorm reservations!

Go to our Reservation Calendar, log in, reserve your rooms, and submit payment for your Non-refundable Reservation Fee via credit card or electronic check. We will email you the Access Code to reserve Volunteer Shifts for your team. You must complete this step for your team to volunteer at Midwest Mission.

For local teams and individuals: Volunteer Shifts will only be available 3 months ahead of time. For example, December 1, 2023 you will be able to reserve Volunteer Shifts for March of 2024.

Thank you for your patience as we try to improve the reservation experience for both local teams and those staying in the dorm.

Volunteers at Work

March 25 - 29, 2024

Volunteer Leaders

Jeff and Jane Johnson

Glen Carbon, IL

Volunteer Teams


First UMC

Glen Ellyn, IL

Sewing Group First UMC

Springfield, IL

Grace UMC

Jacksonville, IL

412 Youth Group

Worthington, IN


First UMC Youth

Baraboo, WI

We are so grateful for all our local and regular volunteers, and the time they give towards volunteering at Midwest Mission. We appreciate their passion and dedication to the ministry!

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