From the Field (personal stories)
Not Without Hope: Healed and Free
All she wanted was a good paying job. Instead, Anna from Yerevan, Armenia, ended up enduring a traumatic five-month ordeal of forced prostitution in Dubai.
Not Without Hope: Step by Step Recovery for Trafficked Survivors
Staff Psychologist Liudmila Badaylan, UMCOR Armenia, says communication and relationship building are among the first steps toward recovery for survivors of trafficking. Learn how she helps survivors on their road to recovery.
Rev. Cynthia Harvey writes about recovery after the January Earthquake: Six months after the earthquake in Haiti, Haitians continue to smile through recovery, showing their strength and resiliency.
A Mission Intern and Sojourner: From North Carolina to South Africa to New York
Six years after Brittany Brooks' father dropped her off at Pfeiffer University for her first year in college, he drove her back again last month. However, Ms. Brooks returned to the United Methodist University not to pick up her dorm-room keys but to give the keynote address for "Mission Awareness Week."
UMCOR Selected to Lead Case Management Training
New York, NY The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will train as many as 600 case managers to work with families in Texas whose lives were uprooted as a result of Hurricane Ike in September 2008.
UMCOR West Opens in Utah
United Methodists from throughout the Western Jurisdiction gathered on Saturday for the grand opening of UMCOR West office and depot.
UMCOR Provides Relief for Displaced People in Sri Lanka
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is providing direct assistance to people displaced by the recent weeks of fighting in Sri Lanka.
Remarkable Michigan Woman Remembers Relief Agency in Will
"A remarkable, independent and generous woman," is how Rev. Cathi Gowin describes Anne Ryckman, a deceased parishioner at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, Mich.
UMCOR Directors Approve Funds for US and International Disasters
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) directors approved $1.9 million in grants to provide long-term assistance for people in the US and Cuba who were affected by the 2008 hurricanes in their semi-annual meeting.
Maize Distribution Brings Relief to Zimbabwe
Because of a difficult agricultural season combined with hyperinflation, most households in Zimbabwe report they are now eating fewer meals.