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Jacques Umembudi Akasa, a United Methodist missionary pilot for Wings of Caring Aviation, a program of The United Methodist Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is welcomed to the village of Minga by children who ran to the airstrip to greet his plane.
Photo: Paul Jeffrey
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The Road Out of Poverty

Ministry With the Poor: Looking Poverty in the Face 
by Edward W. Paup
Late last April, during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference, a near disaster hovered over the poor of the world. The prices of global food commodities, especially grain, reached all-time highs, jumping 150 percent ... (continue)

Circles to Break the Poverty Cycle 
by Mary Beth Coudal
At age 32, Sonia Holycross has "been there, done that"--lived in a broken home, joined a gang. But through the Circles™ Campaign,* Holycross, a single parent of five and now an Americorps volunteer, has patched her life ... (continue)

Aviation Ministry 
by Stephen Quigg • Photos by Paul Jeffrey
The world's biggest head of broccoli--that's what my passengers saw when they first looked down on the canopy of virgin rainforest covering much of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... (continue)

Breaking the Cycle of Malaria and Poverty 
by Margo Jacobs
Malaria kills. It kills a child every 30 seconds in sub-Saharan Africa, and those that die are disproportionately poor. The anopheles mosquito that spreads this deadly, but preventable, illness does not distinguish between ... (continue)

Fast Today and Change Tomorrow 
by Rachel Harvey
In 2007, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference contacted The Advance office looking for a new way to connect the youth of Greater New Jersey Annual Conference to The Advance, the denomination's ... (continue)

Special Online Features

The Millennium Development Goals  Special Feature: July/August 2009 New World Outlook
The United Nations adopted the Millennium Declaration in 2000, a pledge by the international community to "spare no effort to free our fellow men, women, and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme ...

Finding the Road 

The road out of poverty is not always obvious or well-marked. As our cover story points out, sometimes the road out isn't even a road, it's a runway. The story of missionary pilots, Gaston Ntambo, Jacques Umembudi, and Rukang Chicomb of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, illustrates the church's will to empower individuals and communities to grow in their knowledge and skill as well as in their faith ...(continue)

The online version of New World Outlook features selected articles from the printed magazine. These additional stories appear in the print publication.
What Door Does God Use at Your Church? A Theology of Ministry with the Poor by John Edward Nuessle
What Do We Bring to the Table? An Activity on the Theology of Ministry with the Poor by David Wildman
The Hunger Season: Famine Looms over Africa's Eastern Horn by Christie R. House
The Millennuim Development Goals -- New World Outlook Special Feature
Despite the Bad Economy, Refugee Programs Must Not Waiver by Erol Kekic
CROP Hunger Walks across the United States by Lesley Crosson


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