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United Methodists Respond with Prayer, Aid for Haiti
January 13, 2010 —“We are OK, the building held up, thanks for your prayers.” After hours of uncertainty in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake that rocked Haiti, those words from his wife, Pam, and two other members of a mission team were an answered prayer for the Rev. Kenneth Carter Jr. of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C.
 
Advance Projects Combat Tragedy of Human Trafficking
January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In this season of the Epiphany, your support of anti-human trafficking projects through The Advance can make the difference in someone's life.
 
Artists Creatively Combat Chagas Disease
Brenda Phillips, an artist residing in Meriden, New Hampshire, is on a national crusade to use her artwork to fight Chagas infection in the Andean villages of Bolivia.
 
Animation: How to track your church's gifts
The Advance Online Gift Tracking tool is a great way to verify the receipt and allocation of Advance gifts. A new animated tutorial has been developed to demonstrate how to generate a report on the gifts of your church. The animation shows step-by-step how to go from The Advance home page to the customization of your report.
 
Ministries in Panama: Bridges Being Built
Almost everyone asks when the bridge will be built. It was washed out years ago in a torrent of rain, not uncommon in the Caribbean, so the indigenous people must bring their wares to market by pulling themselves by rope in a basket, one or two at a time across the Rio San Juan.
 
"Slumdog Millionaire" and the True Story of Hope in Methodist Street Children's Ministries
"Slumdog Millionaire" swept the Academy Awards. Yet the subject of the movie is not new to the Methodist Ministry in Mumbai, India, which has been helping street children for decades.