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Mission and Ministry
"Kids Above All" Vice President of Resource Development Zulma Colon (left) poses with the late Rev. Doug Williams in 2017. The Rev. Doug Williams, who died in 2019, brought the idea of making and distributing toy wooden cars to his congregation at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockford, Ill., in 2011 as a new ministry to children. Photo courtesy of the Northern Illinois Conference.

Toy car ministry rolls on

Two churches are continuing a unique ministry created by the late Rev. Doug Williams to make brightly colored wooden toy cars to give to children in foster care and those enrolled in the church's early childhood program. Between them, the two churches have distributed more than 17,000 toy cars.
Global Health
Dulce is living with a rare genetic bone marrow disorder that carries a grim prognosis. A United Methodist medical ministry is arranging to get a bone marrow transplant for the ten-year-old. Photo courtesy of the South Carolina Conference.

Healing Guatemala hopes to save girl's life

Healing Guatemala, a medical mission in Guatemala that is connected with the South Carolina Conference, is taking a huge leap of faith in the hopes of saving a young girl’s life. The ministry is arranging to get a bone marrow transplant for Dulce, a 10-year-old with a rare genetic disorder. But Healing Guatemala needs financial help for the procedure.
Mission and Ministry
Reidland United Methodist Men built a large ramp for Gary Davis of Paducah, Ky., who is suffering from terminal cancer. The ramp was completed before Davis came home from rehab. Pictured from right to left are Jason Moore, Chuck Bearden, Joe Burkhead, Stephen Douglas, Dallas (friend of Jason), Rose Davis (wife of Mr. Davis), Keith Williams, Ed Bach, Vince Kahne, Mike Clark, Anthony (friend of Keith). Photo courtesy of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference.

Men's group set to build 1,000th ramp

During the past 27 years, Reidland United Methodist Men and multi-denominational partners have built more than eight miles of handicap ramp. This month, the men’s ministry is on schedule to build its 1,000th ramp. The Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference has the story.