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6-year-old Osman Konteh was shunned by his village after his parents died of Ebola and he survived. He now lives in a private orphanage with other Ebola orphans in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photo by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications

Ebola: The Struggle to Recover in Africa

The deadly virus left a path of destruction in Sierra Leone. A year later, learn how The United Methodist Church is working to revitalize this resilient nation. Read More

Wolfgang is a service dog for a veteran with PTSD.

For some vets, service dogs are the ‘best medicine’

Veterans dealing with PTSD say training a canine companion "provides a one-time fee for a dog, instead of a lifetime of medication." View

A chain of people linking Venice Park United Methodist Church and a family’s home being rebuilt by United Methodist project, A Future With Hope. Photo courtesy of the Greater New Jersey Conference.

A ‘chain of hope’ two years after Hurricane Sandy

People join hands along a street in Atlantic City, New Jersey between a local church and a home being rebuilt by A Future With Hope. Read More

‘Moments of deep grace’ after church fire

"People from all denominations have rallied to our cause" with prayer and encouragement after church fires. Part 3 of a Special Report. Read More

The Rev. Laura Bender, a United Methodist Navy chaplain and  regimental chaplain for Wounded Warriors, shares a moment of laughter with Lance Cpl. Damaso Soto. A UMNS photos by Jay Mallin.

Sports help warriors on path to healing

Not all war wounds are visible. "One of the greatest wounds is the soul wound," said United Methodist Navy chaplain Laura Bender. Read More

2012: A year’s worth of disasters

As pain stretched across continents and touched some places already damaged, United Methodists throughout the connection responded. Read More

Arkansas program helps addict ‘let go’

'I lived in the dark, and now I live in the light,' says Monte Payne, who found hope at Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Read More

UMTV: Church Rethinks School Lunches

Pastor says meal program is "not about churchianity; it's about Christianity. It's not about the building, it's about the people we are building." View

UMTV: Mom’s Grief Inspires Peace Walk

"It's like his spirit is pushing me." Chicago mom who lost son says prayer labyrinth lets people focus on following God, and can end violence. View

Chemical dependency ministry marks 30th year

Oklahoma Conference effort, born out of husband seeking help for wife, now teaches others how to build the same ministry. Read More

Indiana volunteers take VBS on the road

Edwardsville United Methodist volunteers provide 'Construction Junction' for children in tornado-stricken Henryville. Read More

UMTV: Grace House Heals Families

Church turns home across the street into a place of hope for families in transition. "Everybody needs a little jump start once in a while." View

Joplin one year later: Moving forward

Tornado victims remembered as Missouri city rebuilds with assistance from United Methodist donations, volunteers. Read More

Young men attend a bible study at the home of The Rev. Keith Kaufold as part of 8th Avenue ministry.

Street Pastor with a Past: Rev. Keith Kaufold

A former heroin user, the Rev. Keith Kaufold speaks firsthand about addiction and redemption. "God will turn your misery into your ministry." View

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