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Val Keteline (left) and Rose Stephane Bazile (right) are among a group of young people from the Methodist Church of Haiti helping load bags with food for humanitarian relief. UMCOR Begins Pilot Aid Project for Haitians

by Kathy L. Gilbert
1/30/10: Six young Haitian Methodists spent an afternoon dividing 55-pound bags of rice and 100-pound bags of beans into family-sized portions to feed more than 160 families.

 

Signs requesting help are a common sight in earthquake-damaged areas in Port-au-PrinceHaitian Methodists and UMCOR Size Up Needs

by Kathy L. Gilbert
1/24/10: "UMCOR is committed to staying for the duration,"said UMCOR's Melissa Crutchfield . "We are going to build a solid foundation for the long term."

 

Rev. Cynthia Fierro HarveyTexas Mission Leader Will Link Haiti Relief Work to US Churches

by Elliott Wright
1/28/10: The Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey of Houston is taking a leave of absence from her current ministerial appointment to assist UMCOR in a time of challenge and transition.

 

ACT is helping in Haiti with clean waterACT Alliance in Haiti:
Audio Slideshow by Paul Jeffrey

Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a Global Ministries missionary, and an award-winning photojournalist. As always, these photos from Haiti are powerful and moving.

 

A girl plays between rows of makeshift homes at a temporary camp in the soccer stadium at LeoganeFood, Water, Housing Top Priorities for Haitians

by Kathy Gilbert
1/27/10: Because so much humanitarian aid has focused on the city, not much help has reached rural parts of Haiti like Mellier with than 3,000 people in town and 7,000 in the surrounding area.

 

World Council of Churches: oikoumeneThe Reconstruction of Haiti Must be Based on Justice

World Council of Churches News on oikoumene.org
1/25/10: As churches and related organizations bring relief to the people of Port-au-Prince, they also urge the international community to waive Haiti's foreign debt.

 

A community in Haiti learns how to purify their water for drinking.Haitians Get Keys to Clean Water Through UMCOR Partnership

by Kathy L. Gilbert
1/24/10: Working with GlobalMedic, UMCOR is providing the materials and skills so survivors can purify water to drink.

 

A funeral procession makes its way through the streets of Port-au-PrinceHaiti Methodists Offer 'Healing Love' to Survivors

by Kathy L. Gilbert
1/24/10: "You have your 9/11, now we have our 1/12." Rev. Ralph Denizard of the Methodist Church of Haiti describes the way people feel in the wake of the devastating earthquake.

 

Signs requesting help are a common sight in earthquake-damaged areas in Port-au-PrinceHaitian Methodists and UMCOR Size Up Needs

by Kathy L. Gilbert
1/24/10: "UMCOR is committed to staying for the duration,"said UMCOR's Melissa Crutchfield . "We are going to build a solid foundation for the long term."

 

Haiti EarthquakeUPDATE: Global Ministries Awaits Word on Students it Funds in Haiti

Global Ministries News
1/25/10: Since the initial report on 1/21, another student has been able to make contact.  Now three are known to be safe.

 

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