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New housing for Haiti Earthquake survivors

10/3/2012
MINISTRY WITH THE POOR "This house will last all our lives," said Enolia Pierre, as she jingled the keys to her new home. Pierre sells coffee along the dusty road that leads to Mellier, about an hour-and-a-half drive from Port-au-Prince. The home she shared there with three other adults and nine children was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti and stole, according to the United Nations, more than 217,000 lives. In all, 20 people in Mellier and 20 in the town of ...

Be Counted: 10-Fold returns highlighting five projects in October

9/27/2012
On October 1st, 10-Fold returns for a month-long celebration of five exciting projects, each highlighted for a full week. And with just a click of your mouse, you can become an advocate for mission! 10-Fold is an online event that shines a light on United Methodist projects around the world supported by the General Board of Global Ministries and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). By clicking on the site each week, you register your interest in a ministry, triggering $1 of support ...

Oak Grove UMC shares refugee family success story

9/27/2012
Hank Woolard of Oak Grove UMC, Decatur, sent the following update on the Thang Family: The Thang family -- Kum, Shay, and Eilisor -- arrived in our community just over two years ago. Their journey began in Thailand, after being forced out of Burma/Myanmar. They migrated to Malaysia and applied through the Church World Service (CWS) for approval to come to the USA. Once approved by our US State Dept., the CWS gave their names to UMCOR. In turn UMCOR contacted RRISA (Refugee Resettlement & ...

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