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UMCOR News: Sudan: Hope for Survival

Harvest and Hope Mark UMCOR’s First Year in Sudan
 


United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
General Board of Global Ministries
The United Methodist Church

475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115
http://www.umcor.org

Contact: Linda Beher
email: umcor@gbgm-umc.org

Hands working with a plant in extremely dry soil.

An UMCOR community worker lifts young groundnuts to show how bountiful the crops would be come November's harvest.
Image by: Stephen Guy
Source: UMCOR

Long before the convoy of visitors arrived at El Ferdous, the sounds of drums, chants, and singing reached across the woodland savanna. These were the sounds of welcome in South Darfur, Sudan.

United Methodist Committee on Relief workers and representatives of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, Tipp City, Ohio—the congregation that has partnered with UMCOR to fund a tools and seeds program for camp residents and their hosts—were in South Darfur to meet camp and village leaders, see one of the 5,200 farms in production, and talk with residents about their experiences.

A Look-Back, One Year Later
From Jan. 26—Feb. 9, during the first anniversary of the program,  UMCOR presents a series of stories about the work that United Methodists are funding in Sudan. Two stories will be featured each week.

You’ll meet Jane Ohuma, head of mission; Saba, a woman who remembers life before the war; Angelina, one of the women farming at Julha. You’ll see an innovation in camp hospitality and the bounty of the harvest.

Two stories and a photo gallery are available now:

UMCOR is working on assisting displaced people in Sudan to find their way home, to return to peaceful farming or work. United Methodists can get involved in these ministries through giving to UMCOR Advance #184385, Sudan Emergency. United Methodist Committee on Relief is a 501(c)(3) charity and all contributions are fully tax deductible. Checks may be mailed to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10187-9068. Donors using a credit card may call toll free 800-554-8583.


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Topic: Advocacy Christian love Donations GBGM news GBGM programs International affairs UMCOR United Methodist Church Advance Partners/partnerships Methodism
Geographic Region: AfricaSudan
Source: UMCOR Press Releases
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Date posted: Jan 26, 2006