World Church Relationships Bulletin November 2012

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''Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it."
John 14:12-14 (NRSV)


As the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy becomes more evident, our Partner Churches in Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the USA are working hard to support affected communities. In Haiti (which is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake), the streets of Port au Prince, recently cleared of rubble, were inundated with metres of water. Officials announced that the storm had killed 58 people and left thousands without homes or livelihoods.


The Methodist Church in Britain is standing in solidarity with these partners in prayer and in practical support (a solidarity grant of £18,000 from the World Mission Fund has been released to partners in the Caribbean and the United Methodist Committee on Relief).  David Friswell, leader of World Church Relationships, said today: "These places lack the resources to deal with such disasters which leave people without the basics of food and shelter. Working through Partner Churches, these emergency funds will enable local assistance to be given where it is needed most."


Keep up to date with news concerning our affected partner churches at www.methodist.org.uk/mission/world-church/world-church-bulletin and http://worldchurch.posterous.com

 
Wishing you every blessing,

World Church Relationships Team

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