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Mission team witnesses miracle of children hearing for the first time

During the week of Oct. 6, a six-member Hope of Hearing mission team tested 351 children and fit 97 with hearing aids.

Computer training feed minds, bodies in Haiti

THOMAS, Haiti—Angeline, 12, looked at the computer screen in front of her and saw the world opening up. “I want to use it for research. I would like to know a lot of things,” she said. She was one of the first students at the Thomas Food Project to sit in front of a monitor […]

Children’s hearing ministry restarted in Haiti

By J. Richard Peck, Special Contributor PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—A three-member team led by Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on United Methodist Men, recently conducted hearing tests on 415 children in three schools in this island nation. During the Nov. 3-10 trip, the team fit 30 children with hearing aids, and they made […]

Revised covenant will speed recovery in Haiti

By Anne Dukes, Special Contributor… LAKELAND, Fla.—One of the last official acts for Bishop Timothy Whitaker before his retirement was signing a revised Haiti-Florida Covenant in front of hundreds gathered for the final day of the 2012 Florida Annual Conference. The Rev. Gesner Paul, president of the Methodist Church of Haiti, joined Bishop Whitaker at […]

GC 2012 resolution supports reconstruction work in Haiti

By Linda Unger, UMNS… TAMPA, Fla.—During its first plenary session on April 30, General Conference 2012 ratified a General Board of Global Ministries resolution urging support for the reconstruction and development of Haiti in the wake of the massive destruction caused by the 2010 earthquake. “In the midst of crisis are opportunities to change the […]