United Methodist churches across the United States are offering radical hospitality to Afghan families caught in the aftermath of a 20-year war.
Mustard Seed Grants from UMCOR continue an 80-year tradition of Welcoming the Stranger. Five UM churches in Michigan received these funds.
United Methodists continue to minister daily with migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The pandemic has ended face-to-face interaction with those living in camps.
“We cannot throw away 200 years of relationships and history,” Thomas Kemper says, of the UMC’s long legacy of care for God’s people around the world.
Jack Amick considers what it might be like to live inside the four walls of a church in search of safety and hope as Texas bishops call for a solution at the border.
The Rev. Jack Amick, UMCOR’s Director of Global Migration, talks about the human side of migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border. He has experienced both great sadness as well as hope.
Cindy Johnson, a United Methodist deaconess, recently led a group of church leaders to the Matamoros Bridge in Brownsville, TX.
Five members of the JFON – Michigan team arrived in Tijuana, Mexico on January 27 for a week of service with Otro Lado, a local organization assisting migrants.
As Methodists in Mexico open hearts to migrants at the border, they find the caravan is about people not politics.
More than 300 faith leaders — including United Methodists from Michigan — walked to the border wall in San Diego on December 10th to bring blessing to people in Tijuana.