Families

Disaster Relief
The Rev. Yulia Starodubets (right) comforts Oksana, who told of fleeing her home in Kharkiv, Ukraine, after the Russian military destroyed her apartment building. She is among some 40 people displaced by the war who are staying in a former Soviet printing plant turned shelter in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ukrainian United Methodists care for fellow countrymen

United Methodists in western Ukraine are opening their churches and homes to house evacuees from the war with Russia.
Local Church
Toendepi Samson Marikasi sobs with grief over the loss of his wife, Alice Marikasi, 87, and her sister, Ellah Muti, 90, during a special memorial service at St. James Hwedza United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. Pastor Daniel Luckson consoles him. United Methodist churches in Zimbabwe held services where people who lost loved ones during COVID-19 could gather to console one another and celebrate life — things they were unable to do during pandemic restrictions. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Church offers closure to grieving families

United Methodist churches held memorial services where people who lost loved ones during COVID-19 gathered to console one another and celebrate life — things they were unable to do during pandemic restrictions.
Immigration
People wade or ride rafts made from inner tubes across the Suchiate River, which forms part of the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. The busy, informal crossing is used by migrants as well as by people hauling commercial cargo in both directions. A ride across on one of the inner tube rafts usually costs between 10 and 20 Guatemalan quetzals, roughly $1.25-$2.50 U.S. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Church leaders explore ways to help migrants in Mexico

A group of leaders from the Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church traveled to southern Mexico in April to meet with groups working with immigrants crossing into the country.
Faith Stories
Peter Braima gives his son, Moses, a haircut with a safety razor at their home in Manjama village, near Bo, Sierra Leone, in 2014, while their new, insecticide-treated mosquito net airs out behind them. The nets were provided by The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Photo essay: Reflections of a father’s love

UM News photographer Mike DuBose shares images from around the world to remind us that fathers from all walks of life have dreams for their children and deserve to be celebrated.

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