Earthquake in Japan - Update from Hikari Kokai Chang

April 26, 2016

It was Thursday, April 14th when the southern island of Kyushu in Japan was hit by a M6.5 earthquake. On Saturday, another M7.3 quake caused even more damage. In particular, the Kumamoto Prefecture - the epicenter of the quake - was hit so hard that numerous buildings collapsed and caught fire.  Infrastructures across Kyushu were severely damaged, and landslides caused by quakes made relief work more difficult. Despite their difficult circumstances, many NGOs and religious organizations, ...

Marilyn Chan Visiting Livelihood project with GBGM Auditor on March 11-2016

April 24, 2016

On March 11-2016, Marilyn and her secretary, Sophany visited women's Livelihood that was granted by Women's Desk Program . To help support them for the small businesses that they can earn some benefit to take care their family and to reduce the poverty. Also they can send their children to school to get more knowledge that can help their family to have more confidence and to have better life. We took the picture with Pastor and his wife and Sunil our Auditor from GBGM In Front of the church at ...

Evangelical United Methodist Church of Ecuador (EUMCE) Earthquake Update

April 22, 2016

On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the central and northern coastal areas of Ecuador. The Ecuadorean government has now (Friday April 22) confirmed over 602 deaths; 12,492 wounded with 130 persons still missing as a result of the earthquake. There are approx. 25,000.00 displaced persons from the affected region, some 7,000 buildings destroyed and 2,740 buildings and 280 schools damaged.  The rescue work is still very important and volunteer teams from Ecuador and neighboring...

Finding New Ways to Offer God's Hope

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

April 13, 2016

“I’m not very big,” said the Little Blue Engine. “I have never been over the mountain.” “But we must get over the mountain before the children awake,” said all the dolls and the toys. The little engine looked up and saw the tears in the dolls’ eyes. And she thought of the good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain who would not have any toys or good food unless she helped. Then she said, “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.” These words from the beloved, “The Little ...

Bishop Middleton's Easter Message

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton

March 23, 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:   Grace and Peace to you in this Easter season. On March 8 and again on March 14, I spent several hours during long layovers in the Zaventem International Airport in Brussels while traveling to and from Sierra Leone. It is a beautiful, modern and serene facility. It is very passenger friendly. All of that changed in a moment on March 22, 2016, when two explosions wreaked unspeakable destruction on innocent people, killing and maiming dozens of women, men and ...

NYAC Mission/Outreach Office Newsletter, Spring 2016

Joseph Ewoodzie

March 21, 2016

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Missionaries Sara Flores Quinones and Douglas Dakin Cook Newsletter from Ecuador

March 18, 2016

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“Washed Clean” by Telling Our Stories

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

March 14, 2016

“I feel clean again.” Who said that?  He is in his nineties and facing major changes in his life. Most of them he did not expect. As loss piled on loss, he began to think differently about life. He did not like what he was thinking, but even so, the thoughts kept coming. Up until this point, he had always been sure of his faith. Now he was thinking his faith was wavering and he did not like that reality. He talked one day, unloading his situation and his reason for wondering if his faith would...

Message from Rev. John Calhoun Mission Advocate, Northeastern Jurisdiction

March 11, 2016

Dearest friends in Christ,   Greetings and peace to you all!  I pray that you and your families and loved ones are well.  Here in New York, the winter weather is quickly receding, and already little buds of flowers are appearing in the moist, warming soil.  We give thanks to God for the coming spring, and for the season of resurrection that awaits us in these next weeks.  May your hearts be filled with hope and joyful expectation, as we await the celebration of Jesus' victory over sin and death,...

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