Slideshow: Hope and despair at the border

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Disaster Relief
Isabel João (right) and Maria Lidia António salvage what they can of their corn crop, which was killed before it matured when their field was flooded by Cyclone Idai in Buzi, Mozambique. “Hunger is the number one problem now,” Joao said. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

After the cyclone, faith abides

The United Methodist Church helps people pick up the pieces of their lives after Cyclone Idai killed hundreds and displaced thousands.
Global Health
Program director Caitlin Sussman (left) joins in singing with the Voices of Hope choir at Friendship House, a mental health drop-in center in Morgantown, W.Va.

Relationships key for churches to help addicts

It’s said the opposite of addiction is connection, and making connections is helping West Virginia churches be in ministry with substance abuse sufferers.
Social Concerns
Ann Hammond tells the Rev. Barry Steiner Ball of her plans for creating a recovery house for women living with addiction in an older home on the grounds of United Methodist Temple in Clarksburg, W.Va. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Conference asks ‘What If’ the church confronted the opioid crisis

Constant media coverage of opioid epidemic makes it seem hopeless, but churches in West Virginia are offering hope instead.