Relationships are a big part of the life of an annual Conference. Members heard the news about their covenant brothers and sisters in Liberia and Haiti.
There is no actual offering plate at a virtual annual conference. However, Michigan United Methodists are invited to make contributions that will support our covenant partners in Haiti and Liberia.
PAPA’s Ministries, with the help of the Rev. Lamartiniere Lucien and David Draeger, is sponsoring educational seminars in partnership with the Methodist Church of Haiti.
Members of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference did a new thing … a mail-in ballot. Those were counted August 28 and the vote totals were announced by Bishop David Bard on Labor Day.
Haitian Assets for Peace International, the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village, and Michigan Disaster Response are the 2020 recipients of Annual Conference giving.
Haitian moms have come to trust the care that they receive at the Start Right center in Mizak Haiti. Start Right is a ministry of Haitian Assets for Peace International (HAPI).
The Haiti Covenant Partners of the Michigan Conference are concerned about the country’s vulnerability to COVID-19. Chronic poverty, hunger, and cultural practices are challenges to the prevention of the disease.
While bad news dominates headlines about Haiti, Pastor Jean-Jacques Agones brings relief with a sailboat and big dreams for a better life for his people in La Gonave.
HAPI has been changing lives in Mizak since 2007. Mario Damis, Coordinator of HAPItech, came to Michigan to give an update on the work of Haitian Assets for Peace International.
The Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church has a long-standing covenant with the Methodist Church of Haiti. Several persons currently on the scene in Haiti report on present turmoil that makes mission with Haiti’s people difficult.