NORTHVILLE/NOVI CROP WALK
For nearly half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people worldwide have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources. From combating droughts in Nicaragua to providing agricultural training in Indonesia to stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the United States, CROP Hunger Walks help end hunger by raising funds to support local food programs and the international anti-hunger work of Church World Service. For general information: www.crophungerwalk.org.
GLOBAL MISSIONARY SUPPORT
We support Mary Zigbuo who is a General Board of Global Ministries missionary in Monrovia, Liberia.
A career missionary, Mary and her late husband, Herbert, worked for 20 years in Liberia. After his death, she came home to the United States, but in 2014 voluntarily returned to Liberia in response to the Ebola epidemic. For six months, she worked with the Liberia Church’s Board of Health and church leadership in equipping congregations and families to deal with the health crisis.
Today, Mary works with the health board and the Liberian conference’s department of connectional ministries in the areas of capacity building, financial management, and healthcare planning. Special emphasis is on Ganta Hospital, which serves a population of 65,000 people as the only hospital in northeastern Liberia.
More information about Mary can be found at www.umcmission.org.
NEW AMERICAN SERVICES
Refugees We are hosting information and training sessions for our members to get involved with helping to host refugees to become new Americans through the Samaritas organization of SE Michigan. See: www.samaritas.org
We support the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. The goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. See www.UMCOR.org.
We send teams to the distribution center in Chatham, Illinois to prepare relief and mission supplies for US and Global projects. To see more information on our next scheduled mission trip to Chatham, Illinois, please click here. For more information about MMDC, please visit their homepage at www.midwestmissiondc.org.
Since 2017, we have sent a team to San Jose, Costa Rica to help with the construction Will and Ella Faircloth – Methodist Church of Costa Rica of the Methodist Children’s Home, a project of the Costa Rica Methodist Church. The project is being led by Rev. Will Faircloth who teaches at the Methodist Seminary in San Jose. The purpose of the Home is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children who have been declared legally abandoned. See www.fairclothcostarica.com.
We are sending another team this year! Check our COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP page for more information.
ADDITIONAL GLOBAL PROJECTS:
UMC Hospital in Ganta, Liberia
Haiti Hot Lunch Program