Wheelchairs from Pennsylvania and a $5,000 grant from Michigan both to Liberia. New possibilities for Volunteers in Mission in Haiti. God is at work among covenant partners of The Michigan Conference.
UMW in Liberia is training women to make soaps and sanitary pads to generate income and provide needed products in rural villages.
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.
Liberia is fighting two threats to health … COVID-19 and hunger. Gifts from UMCOR and Covenant Partners are providing food relief that’s making a positive difference in people’s lives.
Wearing masks, social distancing, and taking temperatures are “new normal” practices in churches in Africa as well as the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Michigan’s covenant partners in Liberia have undertaken an Anti-COVID-19 campaign. Assistance is needed in their efforts to raise awareness, distribute supplies, and provide food.
United Methodists in Africa are raising awareness, breaking down myths and using experiences with Ebola to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Nine persons from Michigan traveled to West Africa last month to attend the Liberia Annual Conference. Covenant-signing and visits to mission sites were highlights of the trip.
Liberia’s General Conference delegates are mandated to work for changes in the financial aspects of the Protocol and lower the percentage of votes needed for a conference to leave The UMC.