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Abundant Health celebrates healthy living in Philippines

By Gladys P. Mangidoyos* Talking about health and wholeness is essential. Doing something about it is even more important, United Methodists meeting in Manila, Philippines, learned recently.

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Hulapalooza in Rio Bravo, Mexico

Manos Juntas operates under a strong guiding vision: to serve people and communities with a Christian heart, empowering them to overcome the challenges that prevent them from attaining a better standard of living.

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A valuable gift of nets and fish

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka – A $3 mosquito net can mean the difference between life and death for people in Sri Lanka. However, that amount equals three days’ wages for many. Thanks to a local nonprofit and financial support from Global Ministries, families have hope for survival.

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Hulapalooza and the New York Annual Conference

In April almost 200 people from more than 30 churches participated in the New York Annual Conference Hulapalooza at Mt. Vernon First UMC! The event boasted “joy-filled” worship, resource tables, several workshops and many activities for people of all ages. Healthy and delicious snacks kept them moving and concluded the Hulapalooza event that was both […]

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Celebrating bold, resilient women

Global Ministries is inspired by bold, resilient women and stories of how they have overcome great challenges through Abundant Health-funded projects. They are a part of the effort to end the cycle of poverty.

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Empowering indigenous communities for mother and child health

LAKE ATITLÁN, Guatemala—Whether she gave birth at home or in a hospital, Michaela Mendoza Chaves had extreme difficulties delivering all three of her children.

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Embracing hula-hoops and healthy living for all

To celebrate World Health Day on April 7, 2018, the Abundant Health initiative of The United Methodist Church launched Hulapalooza. Churches in New York, South Carolina, and Zimbabwe participated in this exciting, new health event.

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Hulapalooza celebrates Abundant Health around the world

“Focusing on our health benefits us in many different ways,” says Marie C. King, of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee. “If we’re not healthy enough to get out and walk, we’re not healthy enough to come to worship … or to be involved in the community and socialize with each other.”

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UMC Day of Health: Sharing Passions for Health and Wholeness

Only at the United Methodist Day of Health will you find a hula hoop circus artist, United Methodist clergy, and other health enthusiasts gathered in one room.

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Preventing substance abuse among Brazil’s youth

Jose Miranda and his family lived in a neighborhood where drugs were very easy to access. Both of his parents were heavy drinkers and had difficulty holding jobs.

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Intervening for Child Refugees in Uganda

Global Ministries partner, Medical Teams International, diagnosed baby Brenda with severe malnutrition and malaria and intervened to provide medicine and nutritional supplements.

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Safe Water for Mayan Communities in Guatemala

Maria Santos Baquiax, a young married mother of two, lives in the Santa Apolonia area of Guatemala.

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Partnering for Healthy Childbirths in Nicaragua – A Midwife’s Testimony

Through the Abundant Health initiative, Acción Medica Cristiana (AMC) and Global Ministries are working together to ensure safe, healthy births in Nicaragua through leadership training for midwives in local communities.

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South Carolina Bishop Says, “Get Moving UMCSC!”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and his Cabinet challenge all South Carolina United Methodists to get up, get moving, and get healthy!

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World AIDS Day: Ending the Negative Impact of HIV-AIDS

This World AIDS Day, Global Ministries joins the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.

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Giving Voice to Women’s Health Education

“Before the training, I tried to conduct health education sessions, but I felt uncomfortable.”

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World Health Day: Celebrating Safe Births in Rural Mozambique

While making strides in recent years, the maternal and infant mortality rates in Mozambique are still among the highest in the world.

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Working for an HIV-free generation, one decision at a time

Miriam was three months pregnant when she was diagnosed with HIV. A local health clinic directed her to Bwafwano Care Providers to receive consistent counseling, nutritional support, and antiretroviral medication.

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