Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere with a population of over 10 million and 80% live in poverty. Eight out of every 100 children die before they reach their 5th birthday. There are more than 420,000 orphans in Haiti. School fees in Haiti prohibitively expensive, therefore the literacy rate in Haiti is just 50%.Read More
Northern Uganda has been devastated by years of War, AIDS, and Poverty. Over 2 million children below the age of 15 have lost one or both parents to this devastation. Without help these children will have little hope for the future; growing up without food, shelter, or an education. Fortunately, a man with a vision of hope for these children established "Acres of Hope, Uganda".Read More
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Submitted By: Michelle Shrader
Myers Park United Methodist Church
Our Church, Myers Park UMC is spending some time learning about the issue of water around the world. Water is mentioned approximately 722 times in the bible. Water makes up more than 2/3 of human body and without it we would die in a few days. To know that 3.4 million people die each year from a water related disease and 780 million people lack access to clean water is something that we have deeply struggled with.