Afganistan and Haiti

In News by Kim Eiffert

Waves of Grace
Afghanistan & Haiti
As we watch humanitarian crises unfold around our world, it is easy to feel helpless and disconnected. Prayer is real and we should commit ourselves to the practice of praying for those impacted and for everyone navigating their own role in the midst of disaster. It is through prayer that we find the strength to move toward action, the inspiration to help, and the creativity to find a way.

Two recent crises, in Afghanistan and Haiti, present specific challenges. What can we do when we can't be physically present? Check the links below to see what you can be doing NOW as the events continue to unfold.

Relief for Haiti Through UMCOR
While current conditions are such that only the most trained and prepared are able to be on the ground in the aftermath, we also have opportunities to contribute. As we commit ourselves to prayer for those impacted, we can also contribute to immediate and long-term relief for Haiti. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is committed to this work. Read more about UMCOR’s work in Haiti HERE

If you would like to make a contribution to UMCOR through Grace Avenue, please CLICK HERE and select UMCOR from the list of fund options. 100% of donations made to UMCOR goes directly to relief work.

Afghan Refugees and American Military Veterans & Families
While we are wrestling with the meaning of our country's invasion and presence in Afghanistan, there are real human needs present, both for the citizens of Afghanistan and the American Military who are often caught in the politics that are often and unfortunately tied to their service. CLICK HERE to learn more about the ways in which you can help.

Please contact our Missions Minister, Mary Martin, at with questions.