Archives for January 2012

Typhoon lessons learned in Philippines

By Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist News Service… MINDANAO, Philippines—Although hundreds of people died as Typhoon Bopha raged over the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Dec. 4, lessons learned during Typhoon Washi, which ravaged the region a year earlier, helped hundreds to survive the disaster this time around. A variety of faith-based organizations, […]

Starting Over Ministries helps families to rebuild

By Bettie Land, Special Contributor… HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark.—Hardships can come at any given time. Some families, faced with rebuilding a life, find themselves in need of a caring hand and a kind heart. Two members of Mountainside United Methodist Church, Hot Springs Village, recognized such a situation and took action. When a job loss, […]