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    Vital congregations are places with dynamic worship, empowered and inspired lay leadership, and outreach that makes disciples in Christ. At a time when many churches face closure, Oak Forest United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas is seeing a renaissance. Retirees run a free medical clinic, vision center, and food pantry. This vibrant outreach has brought new people to the church and re-energized longtime members. Pastor Russ Breshears says success is due to positive thinking and a ‘can do’ attitude, “We do not believe that you retire. We recycle people. So, when you are too old to run the youth group, you know, come and work in the food pantry. And when you’re too old to do anything but pray, pray for us. Encourage us. Encourage other people.”

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    "We want to help the church remember where it's been, where it's come from, 'cause that helps inform who we are and gives us an orientation toward the future." Dale Patterson is the Archivist-Records Administrator for the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH) based in Madison, NJ at Drew University. The agency maintains a vast collection including miles of records and hundreds of thousands of photos. Here you will find documents penned by famous figures like John and Charles Wesley, Francis Asbury, and Frederick Douglass, to news articles published just this week. The collection is open to the public. There are historical treasures waiting to be discovered. "You go through a lot of materials until you hit a vein of astonishing interest. And then once in a while you hit a mother lode. And that's what makes it exciting," says archivist Mark Shenise.

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    Native to the Himalayas and gradually introduced into other countries across the southern hemisphere, Moringa oleifera (or Moringa) has recently flourished within Liberia, Africa as a major nutritional resource. The seed of the Moringa tree is a tiny powerhouse of nutrition with 25 times the Iron in spinach, 17 times the Calcium in milk, and 10 times the Vitamin A in carrots. And this little wonder can survive drought, poor soil, and still yield fruit within 6 months.

    Virtually every part of this "miracle tree" can be used as a supplement for hundreds of essential vitamins and minerals needed for healthy living, and the medicinal value in this plant offers the potential to lower cholesterol, purify the liver, and even prevent blindness.

    Thanks to the efforts of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the West Africa Initiative of Liberia (WAIOL), farmers are learning the trade of Moringa harvesting to support their families and their community. Ezekiel C. Freeman, Field Coordinator for WAIOL, believes UMCOR's program has positively affected the lives of Liberian farmers, "Our programs are taking them to trade fair exhibitions and other things so they are encouraged and then they are going far."

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  4. More at umc.org/videos. Four months after his release from 27 years in prison, anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was honored at a service at Riverside Church in New York, NY. In his speech, Mandela thanked religious communities for their continued support of South Africans and the ideals of freedom. This video includes highlights of Mandela’s speech like this: “During the long years when we were in prison you did not forget us, neither did you abandon our struggling people. You enlisted the most cherished beliefs of your religious calling. You took up the mission of promoting justice and peace and helped the people fight against the evil of apartheid. We salute you.”

    Before the “Service of Praise, Thanksgiving and Commitment,” more than 120 interfaith religious leaders, including 11 United Methodists, presented Mandela with a $200,000 check for humanitarian aid and the resettlement of South African refugees.

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  5. umc.org/media - It was on a mission trip to Central America that the Rev. John Fanestil felt called to ministry. That call continues today as he serves as a United Methodist border missionary serving those suffering separation at the U.S.-Mexico border. For nearly twenty years, Fanestil has worked to remove the barriers - physical, political and social – that divide families and loved ones. Says Fanestil, “I do feel the call to witness to the larger truth of God’s love and to the larger truth that God doesn’t want us to be separated.”

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UMTV (United Methodist Television)

umc.org/media/ UMTV tells "good news" stories about real people facing today's challenges and making a difference. Professional journalists contribute material gathered from around the globe. UMTV is based at United Methodist Communications in…


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umc.org/media/ UMTV tells "good news" stories about real people facing today's challenges and making a difference. Professional journalists contribute material gathered from around the globe. UMTV is based at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.

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