Pastor bringing music to Haiti

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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.
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.