Mission and Ministry

Disaster Relief
HAPIGro is a youth animal husbandry initiative that trains youth to raise and care for animals. As offspring are born, the youth "pass the gift" to other youth. Naïkenlove Antoine holds one of her rabbits in front of the hutch where the animals live. Photo courtesy of Valerie Mossman-Celestin, director of HAPI.

Church ministry partner grows in Haiti despite hardship

Haitian Assets for Peace International adds healthy heart initiatives alongside maternal health care, vocational training and other empowerment programs.
Disaster Relief
Repeated earthquakes and tropical storms coupled with poverty and widespread crime make it hard for Haitians to rebuild homes. Many people live in temporary shelters. Photos by David Draeger, Methodist Church of Haiti mission volunteer coordinator.

Haitians find comfort in faith in face of violence, hunger

Mission volunteer coordinator for the Methodist Church of Haiti says the country is in chaos but people continue to worship God despite the dangers.
Human Sexuality
The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Disobedience didn’t start with sexuality debate

Defiance of rules passed by General Conference goes back to the earliest days of the first Methodist denomination in the U.S. A United Methodist professor writes about why the current debate over homosexuality is driving a church separation.
Global Health
 The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation's mission is to tell the story of the “Four Chaplains” to promote Interfaith Cooperation and Selfless Service in individuals and organizations. The mission of the Corporation is to encourage selfless service in the tradition of The Four Chaplains and to teach and promote interfaith understanding and cooperation among all peoples. Image courtesy of the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation.

Remembering four chaplains

Four Chaplains Day commemorates the events of Feb. 3, 1943, when the USAT Dorchester sank during World War II. Four military chaplains, including the Methodist Lt. George L. Fox, gave their own life vests to others and went down with the ship.

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