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‘Queen’ reigns over Liberian hospital

In addition to her duties as warehouse assistant at Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Ester Deline also serves as Ganta's 'queen.' Read More

Community health workers bring healing

In remote areas of Liberia with few resources, a team of volunteer health workers is often the only way villagers receive medical care. Read More

Sierra Leone students to fight malaria

Plan is for schoolteachers to train health club members who will spread knowledge to their peers, families and communities. Read More

Malaria fighter faces his son’s battle

Phileas Jusu's job is to help prevent the spread of malaria, which hit home recently when his own son was stricken with the disease. Read More

Hispanic church offers model of growth

A Chicago-area congregation with lay missioner at helm has expanded from 12 to more than 120 in two years. Read More

Adding skills to end malaria in Africa

Conference sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and hosted by UMCOR teaches health board members fine points of maintaining initiatives. Read More

Emerging S. Sudan now faces malaria battle

United Methodists are working to help newest nation in world as it puts behind 50 years of one war only to fight another. Read More

Conferences talk bishops, focus areas

United Methodist U.S. annual (regional) conferences and central conferences tackle a variety of issues during 2012 meetings. Read More

UMTV: Catering Work for Homeless

Inside the Box buys a meal for a homeless person for every lunch sold. Homeless teens train for jobs in food service. Good food for a good cause. View

Finding God in unexpected places

Denver encounter with a homeless man reminds traveler that 'we all have a hole in our soul.' Read More

Young leaders watching church in action

The Bishop Melvin G. Talbert Leadership Institute Fellows are being nurtured to become ethical leaders of vital congregations. Read More

Malaria Lab Fights Killer

Andrea Henkel is a scientist with personal reasons to Imagine No Malaria. She got malaria in Togo and children close to her died from the disease. View

Leadership Summit tackles church future

Thousands of United Methodists tuned in to learn how leaders plan to increase vital congregations. Read More

Malaria Ravages Congo Poor

George Clooney's malaria made news but in Africa, the disease is ever-present. The UMC offers aid but it came too late for one woman's family. View

Church Home for Homeless: Rev. Brian Combs

Brian Combs leads a congregation of the "housed and unhoused" who share meals, do community service and worship side by side. View