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The Humble Place Project, which includes an orphanage in Mukon, Uganda, meets the educational needs of children, like the student pictured, whose lives are affected by poverty, civil war, and HIV/AIDS. Advance #14191A.
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 Casting New Vision for the Future

by Shawn Bakker and Chris Heckert
The blissful four-year-old voices ring out to visitors as they enter the preschool building at the McCurdy School in Española, New Mexico. The work of The Advance, the designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church, ... (continue)

A New Advance for a New Century 
by Larry M. Goodpaster
We are preparing for an anniversary in the mission outreach of our denomination and in so doing, we are invited to remember and anticipate, to celebrate and reinvent. The year 2008 will mark the 60th anniversary of The Advance ... (continue)

Word and Deed
 China and the Advance

by Diane Allen
Trying to keep up with China's economic and social development is like the well-known Chinese expression, "trying to smell flowers while galloping on horseback." Facts and figures dash by as China changes at a dizzying pace. ... (continue)

Red Bird’s Wings of Love 
by David Malloy
The Red Bird Valley, nestled in the Appalachian mountains of southeastern Kentucky, is an isolated area where three counties come together. The area is underdeveloped, cut off from the educational and medical services of the ... (continue)

Celebrate 60 Years of The Advance 
by Jodi Cataldo
Resources to use to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Advance for Christ and His Church.... (continue)

A Way to Share Hope 
by Christie R. House and Helen Sheperd

This issue of New World Outlook is a celebration of The Advance for Christ and His Church, a second-mile giving program that was set up in 1948 and is still going strong almost 60 years later. How strong? The latest estimate for total Advance giving since 1948 is $1,201,211,569. That's 1.2 billion dollars. As impressive as that is, that's not what the celebration is about. ...(continue)

The online version of New World Outlook features selected articles from the printed magazine. These additional stories appear in the print publication.
Life After Tsunami: Rebuilding Continues by David C. Wu
Global Ministries’ Medical Work in Africa by Cherian Thomas
Advance Bolsters Texas & Côte d'Ivoire Conference Partnership by Eleanor L. Colvin
The Covenant Relationship Program: Missionary Support
The Lithuania Mission Initiative
The Cambodia Mission Initiative
The Evangelical Methodist Church of Nicaragua
From Vacation to Vision: Four Decades of Hope for Haiti's Children by Rachel Mills and Alison Kern
Poster Pull-out Section: 60 Years of Sharing Hope Through The Advance


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All Advance projects are also eligible for Supplementary Gifts through United Methodist Women’s giving channels.

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