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The Rev. Gesner Paul is president of the Methodist Church in Haiti.Methodist Church in Haiti:
A Small Church with a Big Heart

by Mary Beth Coudal
3/25/10: After the January earthquake, the Methodist Church in Haiti served its neighbors by distributing food and water and searching for people missing and trapped in the rubble.


Community leader Sharlene Jean offers a sample of treated drinking water to a child living in a makeshift camp in GresierGroups Call for Full Participation of Women in Haiti Reconstruction

Global Ministries News
3/25/10: "Haitian women are disproportionately impacted by the crisis as well as key to their country's recovery," said a statement to the United Nations by a coalition that included UMWomen.


Students and staff from Africa University raised money for Haiti relief by holding ice cream sales and other events. Africa University Supports Haiti Relief

by Andra Stevens
In a country where hyperinflation snatches the opportunity for many to go to college, students at United Methodist-related Africa University are reaching out to Haiti, more than 7,500 miles away.

UMCOR HaitiMarch 19 Weekly Haiti Update 

United Methodist Committee on Relief
Read about how UMCOR is responding to the needs of people in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake.

Rev. Edgar Avitia pauses to reflect amid the rubble in the Haitian capital.Unbroken Road to Renewal Passes through Haiti

by Linda Unger
3/ 15/10: When Rev. Edgar Avitia got to Port-au-Prince shortly after the January earthquake in Haiti, the first thing he noticed was the absence of children in the street. The second was the dust-covered absence of music.


A young girl from First United Methodist Church in SidellUMCOR in Haiti, Two Months Later

by Linda Unger
3/11/10: The United Methodist Committee on Relief is poised to deepen its relief work and move into the early stages of long-term recovery operations in Haiti.


Attorney Thomas J. Mills (left) helps Haitian clients at Justice for Our Neighbors’ New York clinic.UMCOR Helps Haitians stay in the U.S.

by Kathy L. Gilbert
3/10/10: He lost his wife, his home and his job when the Jan. 12 earthquake hit Haiti. The man identified only as "Bernard" also found himself alone with an infant daughter.


UMCOR HaitiWeekly Haiti Update: March 4

Read about how UMCOR is responding to the needs of people in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake.


Bishop Joel Martinez (right) receives a check for UMCOR Haiti relief work from Bishop Rafael Moreno-Rivas and Milagros Martinez-Colan of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.A Gift from the People of Puerto Rico

United Methodist Committee on Relief
3/4/10: A check received in the amount of $20,000 brings to $40,000 the total contributed to date by the Methodist faithful of Puerto Rico to UMCOR's Haiti Emergency fund.


Haiti's economy will have some "breathing room" with debt cancellation.Mission Leader Welcomes Rich Nations' Pledge to Cancel Haiti's Debt

by Elliott Wright
2/10/10: Bishop Joel N. Martinez says the cancellation "...will not solve all of the economic challenges ..."


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