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One Year After the Haiti EarthquakeUMCOR: One Year After the Haiti Earthquake

UMCOR news and updates one year after the Haiti earthquake of January 12, 2010.



Haiti Podcast 2011Podcasts from the UMCOR Haiti Update:


Mike Willis with Haitian children

Mike Willis, the first Volunteer Management Coordinator for the Haiti Response Project, returned from Haiti early in November. In this Advent/Christmas reflection, Mike expresses his gratitude to all who held him in prayer, remarks on the miraculous and healing work of Christ, and expresses hope for the future.


Haiti Response Plan 140Haiti Response Plan Approved for Additional Three Years

The Board of Directors of UMCOR approved a grant of $3,094,500 to continue to field and host volunteer teams to address the humanitarian needs and priority projects of the Eglise Methodiste de Haiti (EMH). Read more.


Members of Iglesia Cristiana Reformada Bíblica La Caleta gather to share their stories as persons of Haitian heritage living in the Dominican Republic.Exploring the Haitian Diaspora

by Melissa Hinnen
As part of the 2010 Mission Travel Study to Haiti, nine United Methodists explored the culture and challenges of the Haitian Diaspora through interviews, community visits, and meetings with church leadership.


Team Leader Reflects on Haiti Before and AfterAs I reflect on Haiti many images and thoughts come to my mind as a pastor, a clinical psychologist and a team leader. I think of the Haiti I knew before January 12, 2010, and simultaneously those images are mixed with images from my recent mission trip in September. Read more of Nora Jones reflection...
Jones also developed a Bible Study resource for the UMVIM trip, Restoration of Community in the Aftermatch of Natural Disaster. (PDF, 2 pp, 92 KB)


Mission Students Meet in Miami Mission Students Meet in Miami

by Melissa Hinnen
11/12/10: After eight weeks of conducting personal research and corresponding by email and online chats, nine United Methodists met in Miami this week as part of the Mission Travel Study to Haiti.


UMCORNavigating a Landscape of Hope in Haiti

by Cynthia Fierro Harvey
7/16/10: The destruction the earthquake in Haiti caused is unprecedented, and so must our efforts in relief and recovery be in terms of creativity, patience, and perseverance.


A young woman is at her chores outside a makeshift homeHaiti Relief, Six Months after the Quake

by Linda Unger
7/6/10: They aren't out of the woods, not by a long shot. But over the past 6 months, the Haitian people have begun to mobilize for recovery. UMCOR is there-digging in for the long haul.


Literacy and teacher training were topics of discussion at a development planning workshop in Haiti.L'Eglise Methodiste d'Haiti Plans for the Future

by Melissa Hinnen
6/29/10: In the midst of earthquake recovery, staff from UMCOR met with leaders of the Methodist Church of Haiti to strategize long-term development.


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