Work Continues in Haiti
After a mission trip in February 2011 to help earthquake ravaged Haiti, Warren McGuffin, from San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, observed that many of Haiti's children who attended the school they were rebuilding were hungry. Seeing the need, he and the mission team began feeding them. McGuffin was troubled knowing that once he and the team left Haiti, the children would go hungry again.
Out of this desire to help meet a need, the Thomas Haiti School Food program was born. Since its inception a year and a half ago, the ministry has fed over 200 children each day.
McGuffin was recently in Haiti with a team from United Methodist Communications (UMCom) that included the agency's General Secretary, the Rev. Larry Hollon, Neelley Hicks, Mike DuBose, and Kathy Gilbert.
Here are few reflections from the UMCom team and ongoing work in Haiti:
- How Community Technology Centers are Aiding the Recovery in Haiti
- A Life that Matters
- Teaching Frontline SMS to UMC Mission Workers in Haiti
- United Methodists working to connect Haiti
- Inveneo partnership aids volunteer efforts
For more information on how to become involved in the work in Haiti, visit the California-Nevada United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) webpage, or call (916) 374-1584, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.