Disaster Relief

Mission and Ministry
Lydia Chimonyo Girls High School students carry buckets to gather water at a borehole in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. There is no running water at the school since Cyclone Idai damaged the school’s water plant. Photo by the Rev. Duncan Charwadza.

Church mobilizes to help cyclone survivors

Cyclone Idai left a path of destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing at least 180 people and damaging United Methodist schools, churches, hospitals and homes.
Mission and Ministry
The candles on the altar at First United Methodist Church in Opelika, Ala. represent the 23 people killed in a March 3 tornado that hit Lee County, Ala. The remembrance service was held on Ash Wednesday. Photo courtesy First United Methodist Church, Opelika.

Pastors became counselors after deadly tornado

'Please come,' hospital chaplain told United Methodist clergywoman in Opelika, Alabama.
Mission and Ministry
Apartments are demolished in Nairobi, Kenya, including those housing 35 Congo refugees from St. John’s United Methodist Church. Photo by Gad Maiga.

Homes of Congolese refugees demolished in Kenya

United Methodists respond after more than 600 people, including 35 church families, are left homeless.
Local Church
Russell Alexie and 45 other residents of Karluk Manor took shelter at St. John United Methodist Church after the Nov. 30 earthquake. Photo by Anne Hillman, courtesy of Alaska Public Media.

Church steps up after earthquake

St. John United Methodist of Anchorage becomes temporary shelter after 7.0 temblor.

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