1. Walking in Faith June 05, 2013 2:00 PM by Nyamah Dunbar
    This post was originally published on the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) blog and has been reposted with permission. &nbs… Read More
  2. One-Handed Thanks is Still Good Enough May 15, 2012 5:46 PM by Christie House
    Missionary pilot Jacques Umembudi, with the Wings of the Morning Aviation Ministry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, [was] a dele… Read More
  3. Bunnies and Chicks: Resurrection and New Life April 04, 2012 7:30 AM by Rev. N. Neelley Hicks
    Dedicated to those who bear witness In Old Mutare, Zimbabwe, bunnies and chicks are much more than signs of Easter– they’re… Read More
  4. Ministry with the Poor in Africa and Philippines: UMC to Pilot Cutting Edge Communications Technology to Attack Isolation and Poverty February 02, 2012 3:00 PM by Rev. N. Neelley Hicks
    Isolation is a contributing cause of systemic poverty. When people are isolated from societal developments – whether political, en… Read More
  5. Caring for Mothers: Ganta Hospital from the Ashes—Liberia, Part 4 August 15, 2011 12:01 AM by Christie House
    After the fighting had abated and a ceasefire was brokered in 2003, the Zigbuos reported that Ganta residents returning to the area foun… Read More
  6. Caring for Mothers: Civil War reaches Ganta—Liberia, Part 3 August 13, 2011 11:30 PM by Christie House
    In 1989, Liberia became entangled in a civil war that lasted 14 years. This war between the descendants of the freed slaves from the Uni… Read More
  7. Caring for Mothers: The Ganta Experiment--Liberia, Part 2 August 12, 2011 12:00 AM by Christie House
    The history of Ganta’s hospital, schools, and McCallister United Methodist Church (on the grounds) has been well documented. A cop… Read More
  8. Caring for Mothers: Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Liberia, Part 1 August 10, 2011 5:51 PM by Christie House
    Dr. Elma Jocson is a United Methodist missionary from the Philippines who spent about a decade working with the United Mission in Nepal.… Read More
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About This Blog

Read and comment on a range of personal reflections and perspectives about poverty and Ministry with the Poor. Our goal is to attract diverse voices and points of view from United Methodists and friends, including people and communities living in conditions of poverty, other experts, religious leaders, community organizers, advocates, policy makers, volunteers, and all engaged in Ministry with the Poor.


  1. mission
  2. children
  3. Mutuality
  4. us and them
  5. Race
  6. Power
  7. self and other
  8. hospitality
  9. Family
  10. Listening
  11. Jobs
  12. poverty rate
  13. worship
  14. Civil Rights
  15. stereotyping
  16. Policy
  17. Wesley
  18. Education
  19. unemployment
  20. Food Security
  21. Minorities
  22. Leaders
  23. Training
  24. Theology
  25. global migration