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|Monday, October 1, 2012|
"UMCOR and Imagine No Malaria gave myself and my best friends, my colleagues, an incredible opportunity. And I think many young people in our church are looking at us saying, 'We want to do that, too. Can we join you?'" - Shannon Trilli, director of Global Health, United Methodist Committee on Relief.
Young women of UMCOR
NEW YORK (UMNS) - Melissa Crutchfield, Shannon Trilli and Nyamah Dunbar have become leaders at the United Methodist Committee on Relief. In a story and video, United Methodist News Service and UMTV look at their lives and the impact they make:
UMTV: Young women of UMCOR: "Our African counterparts are surprised at how young we are. And they even comment on that. &ellipsis;So indirectly the church is also presenting a face and really breaking some ceilings not only at the head office level, but even towards the partners in the field," says Nyamah Dunbar, who manages Imagine No Malaria.
3 young women = UMCOR's 'triumvirate': "I know we've all been through some incredibly difficult challenges in the work we do for UMCOR," says Melissa Crutchfield, agency staff executive for international disaster response. "For a lot of people, if you ask them about their job &ellipsis; they go to work from 9 to 5. They come home. I think for all of us it's much more than just a job. It's really our life. It's who we are; it's not just what we do."
10-Fold. 1 Click. Be Counted
NEW YORK (UMNS) - It's October and10-Fold, an annual interactive global gathering that features United Methodist projects around the world supported by Global Ministries and UMCOR, has returned. This year 10-Fold features five projects, each highlighted for a full week. Encourage friends and church members to visit 10-Fold.orgweekly, all month long, for a project-focused multimedia experience that includes videos, chats, devotions and worship resources. Each visitor can trigger a $1 donation from sponsors to that week's project by clicking on the BE COUNTED button.
October 2012 Schedule
Speculation on Jesus' marital status
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Almost two weeks after it was made public, a piece of papyrus with the phrase "Jesus said to them, my wife" is still stirring conversation among scholars, including United Methodists. One question up for debate: Would it matter if Jesus had been married?
Wanting to say thank you
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - "Shannon and I are healing in all kinds of ways these days and life is beginning to regain some semblance of order and reasonability," writes the Rev. David Goran. Life for the Gorans changed tragically July 10, 2012, when an accident at the youth mission in Li'iv, Ukraine, seriously injured David Goran and took the lives of a U.S. volunteer worker at the mission and a Ukrainian student.
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