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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.
Disaster Relief
Twenty-four cleaning buckets were provided to an affordable housing community for low income and agricultural workers in Half Moon Bay, Calif., after it was flooded. Photo courtesy of the California-Nevada Conference.

As floods rise, United Methodists reach out

California is continuing to deal with storms causing devastating floods, and it’s still too soon to assess the scope of the damage. But United Methodists are already doing what they can to help.