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Social Concerns
Jose Antonio Marchas Novela recounts the threats of violence that caused him to flee Mexico with his wife, Irlanda Lizbeth Jimenez Rodriguez, and their 1-year-old son, Jose Antonio. The family took shelter at the Christ United Methodist Ministry Center in San Diego in August 2018 while seeking asylum. United Methodists are initiating a $2 million project to support asylum seekers in the U.S.  File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

UMCOR, partners start asylum seekers project

The three-year, $2 million pilot project also will engage local church members on a community level as they embrace the biblical mandate of welcoming the stranger.
Mission and Ministry
Laurine Deemi and Thomas Mallah stand in front of medical supplies at The United Methodist Church in Liberia’s health department in Monrovia, Liberia. The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has donated over $40,000 worth of anti-malarial medicine, tests and mosquito nets to the church in Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Church in Liberia gets malaria medication

An Imagine No Malaria grant also will help United Methodists with the capacity building of health facility staff and better monitoring.
Mission and Ministry
Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Liberia is among the agencies and programs that will be receiving new grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief. The hospital will receive $431,042 for the second phase of renovations. 2017 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

New UMCOR grants target crisis areas, basic needs

United Methodist relief and development agency assists vulnerable populations with emergency needs but also focuses on preparedness and sustainability projects.
Evangelism
Translators (from left) Katherine Jolly, Maria Sonnleithner and Deborah Detka work together in the German translation booth at the Global Young People’s Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Translators connect young people at global event

With 40 countries represented and five languages spoken, translators play an important role at United Methodist gathering.

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