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Global Health
Dulce is living with a rare genetic bone marrow disorder that carries a grim prognosis. A United Methodist medical ministry is arranging to get a bone marrow transplant for the ten-year-old. Photo courtesy of the South Carolina Conference.

Healing Guatemala hopes to save girl's life

Healing Guatemala, a medical mission in Guatemala that is connected with the South Carolina Conference, is taking a huge leap of faith in the hopes of saving a young girl’s life. The ministry is arranging to get a bone marrow transplant for Dulce, a 10-year-old with a rare genetic disorder. But Healing Guatemala needs financial help for the procedure.
Social Concerns
Dr. Amy Gordon Bono. Photo courtesy of Hatcher & Fell Photography.

Church should update abortion stance following court decision

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year has put women’s lives at risk, and The United Methodist Church should revise its Social Principles, a physician says.
Mission and Ministry
Members of Capital City Christian Church in Frankfort, Kentucky, celebrate the congregation’s campaign to eliminate the medical debts of some of their neighbors in partnership with RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit based in Long Island, New York. Like Capital City, United Methodist churches in Michigan, Tennessee and Nebraska have staged successful medical bill forgiveness campaigns. Photo courtesy of Capital City Christian Church.

Churches help pay off medical debt

The fundraising campaigns of several United Methodist congregations have led to millions in medical debt forgiveness through RIP Medical Debt.
Global Health
Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna is joined by the Rev. Jolly T. Nyame, former governor of Taraba state and onetime director of connectional ministries for The United Methodist Church in Nigeria, during a commissioning service for a new emergency ward at Jalingo United Methodist Hospital in Jalingo, Nigeria. Photo by Ezekiel Ibrahim, UM News.

United Methodist hospital in Nigeria expands

Bishop John Wesley Yohanna led a commissioning service for a new emergency ward to enhance services at the church hospital in Jalingo.

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