"We thought it was the end of the world. The water kept going up. It was up to our chests." - Erlinda Andal, who with her family survived Typhoon Haiyan.
United Methodists Lugar, Inouye receive freedom medal
WASHINGTON (UMNS) - Richard Lugar and the late Daniel Inouye have been recognized as the type of public servants who have "strengthened our nation." The two United Methodists, who both had lengthy careers as U.S. senators, were among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom lauded by President Barack Obama in a Nov. 20 ceremony at the White House.
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UMCOR gets food packages to typhoon survivors
TACLOBAN, Philippines (UMNS) - The United Methodist Committee on Relief has delivered food packages to waiting residents of an impoverished community in Tacloban hard hit during Typhoon Haiyan. The UMCOR convoy of three vehicles departed from Dasmari