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One year after tornado, rebuilding forges ahead

By Fred Koenig, Special Contributor… It’s been just over a year since an F5 tornado devastated the town of Joplin, Mo., killing 160 people and leaving the central core of the town in rubble. People close to the Missouri Conference’s role in the recovery effort are in agreement on two things regarding progress since that […]

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 […]