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Changing a child’s story: Iowa’s literacy project

One million books and a million hours of reading with children – that’s the goal of Iowa United Methodists in a new initiative. Can you help? Read More

Dr. Alexis Ngoy Kasole Maloba (left), United Methodist Church health coordinator in Democratic Republic of Congo, and Dr. Philippe Okonda Akasa, health coordinator for East Congo, examine data on malaria at Alliance for Malaria Prevention Conference in Geneva. Photo by Gary Henderson, United Methodist Communications.

Imagine No Malaria proves it is about more than a mosquito

In addition to life-saving bed nets, funds raised provide upgrades for hospitals like electricity, medicines for sick people and communication technologies that aid in prevention. Read More

Sharon and Lynn Fogleman are family physicians serving with The Mission Society in South Sudan. Photo courtesy the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Husband-and-wife doctor team fights malaria

Physicians in South Sudan lead community-awareness trainings in Africa and speak at U.S. churches to have “more of a lasting impact” as medical professionals. Read More

Ebola: A cry for faith

Rose Farhat uses the story of the four men letting their friend down through a roof to see Jesus to describe the response needed for those caught in the Ebola epidemic. Read More

The Rev. Faith Fowler shows off her sandals, made from old tires by workers at Cass Community Social Service's Green Industries.  Photo courtesy of Faith Fowler

A ‘Faith’-based look at urban ministry

United Methodist pastor Faith Fowler’s new book shares ups, downs of 20 years of working with Detroit’s poor. Read More

Circles of Protection

The mission of Circles is to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive by creating circles of people and organizations in the community to end poverty. Visit Site

Society of St. Andrew

The Society of St. Andrew salvages fresh, nutritious produce from American farms — produce that otherwise would be left to rot — and delivers it to agencies across the nation that serve the poor. Visit Site

Spent: A Poverty Simulation Game

PlaySpent walks you through the tough choices that employed people who live at the poverty line have to make. Visit Site

The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith (left) visits with Lester, a homeless man who is taking shelter inside a box culvert beneath a busy street in El Paso, Texas. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Four Areas of Focus: Ministering With the Poor

United Methodists seek to alleviate conditions that undermine quality of life and limit the opportunity to flourish. More

On anniversary, witness recalls Kenyan mall massacre

United Methodist Scott Gilpin volunteered at the Red Cross after the attack. “The takeaway was not just the murders I saw, but … God's love in all these people's eyes." Read More

Resident of tent city in Greenville, South Carolina with puppy. Photo by Jessica Connor, the South Carolina Advocate.

Being real: Relationships serve people in poverty

One woman’s journey into a tent city reveals real stories of the homeless, and how ministry workers bring hope of a new life. Read More

Poverty: The common vector

Rev. Larry Hollon says as TV coverage of the Ebola crisis wanes, we must continue 'telling the story' of the people who are suffering. Read More

Rontrell reads the book

Freedom rings for happy summer scholars

Freedom Schools in 29 states are helping more than 11,500 children develop a love for reading and gain extra self-esteem. Read More

Vocational training transforms lives in Darfur

In volatile Sudan region, job training from UMCOR helps conflict-affected persons secure employment. ‘The training wound up giving me more than I expected.’ Read More

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