connectNmission: December 2010, Issue 2
Here is good news for everyone.Your savior has arrived, born in Bethlehem.
Go there." Read more.
In just six weeks, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) completed construction of nine school buildings on behalf of UMCOR in the Corail resettlement camp in Haiti. The new buildings will provide a safe learning environment for 900 children displaced by the earthquake. Read More.
Phakamisa is a Zulu word meaning "to lift up and support." This ministry and Advance project does that for some 15,000 children in South Africa every day through a variety of programs that support women and their caregivers. Read more.
"For immigrant families that are far away from their home countries and their families, churches can be a family and a place for refuge for them," writes Sonya Luna, Global Ministries missionary. Read more.
In the Medellin area of coastal Colombia, Methodists are working among impoverished communities that have suffered the abuse of militias, drug lords and guerrilla warfare for years. Read more.
Leter Mhone, a layperson in the Malawi Missionary Conference, is helping pastors, circuits, and nursery schools get on the road to self-sustainability through agriculture. Read more.
Lucrecia Sanchez (not her real name) fled Guatemala in 1998 after receiving numerous death threats as a result of her work in the fight for women's rights. She escaped to the US seeking safety, but found none. Read more.
Increasing access to water not only improves the overall health of a community, it also improves the quality of life for the women and girls who traditionally trek long distances to bring water to their families. Read more.
While many Americans were watching Thanksgiving football games, United Methodists in a southern Sierra Leone city took to another kind of football field to save lives.
Less than a week after the UMCOR beekeeping training concluded, Boadu constructed two beehives and colonized each hive on his own. Boadu went on to train others in beekeeping. Read more.