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connectNmission: December 2010, Issue 2

Dec. 2010, Issue 2
 Click Here Featured Resource  Click HereAdvocate of the Month
Click hereWelcome to connectNmission
Click hereChildren’s Health and Wholeness
Click hereTraining Church Leaders
Click hereJustice For Our Neighbors
Click hereHealthcare in Africa
Click hereHaiti Recovery
Click hereGlobal Missionaries
Click hereChurch Planting Worldwide
Click hereClean Water and Sanitation
Click hereSustainable Agriculture


Letter from Thomas Kemper
"Don't be afraid!
Here is good news for everyone.Your savior has arrived, born in Bethlehem.
Go there." Read more.


Haiti Recovery

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.

Children’s Health and Wholeness

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.

Missionaries in the US and Around the World

"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.

Training Church Leaders

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.

Church Planting Worldwide

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.

Justice for Our Neighbors

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.

Clean Water and Sanitation

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.

Healthcare in Africa

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.
Read more.

Sustainable Agriculture

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.

Advocates of the Month
Global Ministries recognizes with gratitude creative efforts to share the gift of mission this holiday season. Read more.
Featured Resource

The B1 Student Handbook for 2011 is now available for download.
Read more.