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NEWS: HAITI MOVES FORWARD
Three years after January 2010’s historic and devastating earthquake, Haiti is ready to turn the corner from emergency response—enormous as it had to be—toward long-term development again.
Inescapably, Haitians have to confront the same precarious conditions that existed before the quake and that continue to make them especially vulnerable to any disaster that may come again. Last year’s hurricanes Isaac and Sandy provided sobering reminders of the external shocks that can destabilize development at a moment’s notice.
UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, in its work in support of the Haitian people, has made absolute priorities of food security and nutrition, education, livelihoods, and health coverage, as well as the construction or reconstruction of homes that can withstand Haiti’s severe tropical weather and other challenges from nature.
The agency has recently completed a strategic plan, to run through the end of 2017, to direct its Haiti work toward maximum impact in sustainable development. Read more and view a new video
Look for UMCOR’s new report on relief and recovery work in Haiti, which will post to www.umcor.org next week. Please give to Haiti Emergency, UMCOR Advance #418325 to help continue that long-term effort.
PRAYER: HAITI RECOVERY
As we remember the many lives lost in on January 12, 2010 in the Haiti earthquake, hold in prayer those survivors who continue to seek safety, housing, and livelihoods, and those who are working to help them.
MEDIA: A LOOK AT HIV AND AIDS WITH REV. JUAN GATTINONI
The Rev. Juan Gattinoni, Mission and Evangelism executive of the General Board of Global Ministries, shares a story about an HIV-positive woman in his church in Argentina, and how the congregation warmly responded to her in this A Look at HIV and AIDS video.
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UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To
find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org. You
can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering
plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to
UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling
1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can
also give online by clicking any of the "DONATE" links or make a $10
donation anytime by texting “UMCOR” to 80888. UMCOR is exempt from
tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the
United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution
deduction by donors.
And, please pray for those who are hungry,
displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and
human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.
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Workers prepared, last September, to tackle the rebuilding of the Methodist Church of Haiti’s flagship school, New College Bird.
Linda Unger, UMCOR
A memorial at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince recalls those who died in the January 2010 earthquake and offers a place of solace to survivors.
View a new video on HIV and AIDS ministry.
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