How the humble text message is fighting Ebola


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Global Mission Fellow Bellarmee Milosi gives a tutoring session for children in  Tramo, Philippines, as part of the Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. With the current budget constraints, expansion of this successful young adult ministry is unlikely. 2018 file photo courtesy of Global Ministries.

Church agencies cope with new realities

The changing landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty over the denomination’s future has created challenges for United Methodist agencies.
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The Paycheck Protection Program is a U.S. government loan program designed to help small businesses and nonprofits keep their workers on the payroll. More than 740 United Methodist entities have received loans of at least $150,000. Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; money image by Gerd Altmann, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Millions in federal dollars boost ministries

The U.S. Paycheck Protection Program threw a lifeline to hundreds of United Methodist ministries, but finances remain a concern.
Mission and Ministry
During the Ebola epidemic, East Congo Area Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda washes his hands and is helped by the Rev. Jean-Paul Omole, superintendent of the Goma District, during the Kivu Annual Conference in June 2019. Photo By Chadrack Londe, UM News.

Churches celebrate end of 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak

United Methodist churches played a part in helping to share health and prevention information, as well as work to prevent the stigma Ebola survivors often face.