ERT IN MANUNABO
The initiative of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico has already begun more than a month ago in its plan for the #reconstruction and #rehabilitation of homes that have suffered damages due to Hurricane Maria. Today, we give coverage to a team of #ERT or #volunteers of the Cal - Nev Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) that during this week will be in charge of carrying out the improvements of two houses in the town of Maunabo. We give thanks to God for these men and women who have come unselfishly to give us their help and to UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief for their #donatives for the purchase of the materials that will be used in these improvements. Share and keep an eye on more of these stories!
ERT IN TOA BAJA
We share several images of the work done by the #ERT team of the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, led by the Rev. Tom Vencuss. On this occasion they were able to visit the home of one of our participants from the town of Toa Baja. They did improvements to the roof, the walls and everything related to electricity. Our Methodist Church of Puerto Rico is grateful for this work in development and continues during this month of May serving many cases in need.
May God continue helping us!
SUPPLY COLLECTION - SALVATION ARMY
For over a month, our Methodist Church of Puerto Rico has been weekly collecting at Salvation Army warehouses as part of an alliance, with the purpose of continuing to deliver supplies to communities in need. Today, the help was received by the Methodist Church of Aibonito, who will distribute it in their communities. We thank God for these efforts and the opportunity to continue blessing Puerto Rico!
DELIVERY OF SCHOOL KITS VIRGILIO DÁVILA SCHOOL
Part of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico’s Comprehensive Plan for the recovery of the Island, is to promote that we are all a part of it, including our children. During today’s morning, we had the opportunity to share a workshop under the motto "Heroes in Times of Crisis", with the children of the Virgilio Davila School in Barrio Hato Tejas of the Municipality of Bayamón It was a space to empower them and teach them that anyone can be a heroe or heroine, by having a big heart and being empathetic with the needs of our neighbor. Likewise, we had the opportunity to give each of them a "school kit", which were donated by UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief to the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.
WORKSHOP EARLY RESPONSE TEAMS #ERT
We share several images of what we lived today in the first #EarlyResponse workshop presented by UMCOR trained personnel - United Methodist Committee on Relief in the Miriam Visot camp of Guardarraya in Patillas. Likewise, a group of #missioners of #LosPelicanos works hard to restore the facilities of the camp. We want you to be part of this initiative and that together we spread the word so that more #volunteers join and be a #blessing for the #reconstruction of Puerto Rico. For more information, write to our inbox or contact our offices of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico at 787-765-3195.
WORKSHOP EARLY RESPONSE TEAMS #ERT
Our second early response team workshop was held at Camp Bishop Corson in Jayuya where trained UMCOR staff gave a speech to those present. We want you to be part of this initiative and that together we spread the word so that more #volunteers join and be a #blessing for the #reconstruction of Puerto Rico. For more information, write to our inbox or contact our offices of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico at 787-765-3195
HEALTH CLINIC IN VIEQUES
We share some images of the successful 1st Clara Huggins Health Clinic, held last weekend, in the town of Vieques. Our Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, under its ReHace IMPR program, made a link with Community Initiative to establish in the Retreat Center - Methodist Church Barrio La Esperanza in Vieques a clinic of attention of continuous way every month. On this occasion, several doctors, nurses and volunteers were able to assist different people who visited the center. In the same way, they mobilized the homes of people who found it difficult to transport themselves, all this with the help of one of the case managers of that town. Pastor Alex Gerena of this Methodist church, appreciates the initiative and reaffirms that this clinic will be a blessing to the people of Vieques, given that currently they do not have a health center.
We continue doing the work of the Lord! UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief
TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR LEADERS - NOE CAMP
We celebrated yesterday in the Rev. José Espada Marrero Methodist Church in Puerto Nuevo, the Leadership Training Workshop for the Noé Camp. Twenty-five local churches participated in this beautiful experience. The camp is focused on helping children overcome disaster situations, empowering them to be part of their families' emergency plan and affirming that in God we have hope. #ReHaceInAction Puerto Rico Methodist Church UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief
7TH CONNECTIONAL CONFERENCE
Yesterday, during the #7thConexionalConference, we had the opportunity to share with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico the achievements we have obtained in the past two years and the social works of love and hope that we carry out. Our Director, Dr. Glorymar Rivera-Báez, presented the programs and projects that we, together with volunteer brigades, are managing within the Comprehensive Recovery Plan for Puerto Rico. Today at 2:00 p.m. we continue at the closing of the 7th Conexional Conference in the Coliseum of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico of Ponce. Our plans are big and Puerto Rican families need us. We are in urgent need of willing hands to be part of our group of volunteers to support the recovery efforts.
This group is essential to fulfill the work of the Lord!
CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
The Church and Community event ... The challenge of an emergency brought together today the pastoral leadership, lay leaders and the community in general to share and receive the necessary information on how to prepare for natural disasters. The meteorologist Ada Monzón shared her experiences during #HurricaneMaría, highlighting that the empathy of the people in the communities has been key to the recovery of Puerto Rico. In addition, the children of the Noé Camp had the opportunity to visit the Earthquake Simulator (CAOS). The ReHace IMPR program of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico works in the recovery of the Island with the support of UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief #FEMA, #CAOSInteractivo, American Red Cross Chapter of Puerto Rico
MISSIONARIES IN ACTION
This week we are honored to receive the visit of 2 missionary groups from the East Ohio Conference UMC and the #PennsylvaniaWesternConference. The groups will be working for 5 days in about 6 homes between the towns of Patillas, Maunabo, Arroyo and Guayama. We give thanks to God for these brothers who take their time to bless us through their work. Methodist Church of Puerto Rico UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief
PRAY TO MISSIONARIES
Last Friday we celebrated, and we bid farewell to the group of missionaries of the East Ohio UMC Congregational Vitality, represented by their Bishop Tracy Malone, and also to the #WesternPennsylvaniaConference, represented by their Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi. Our Methodist Church of Puerto Rico and ReHace IMPR are grateful for the work provided during the past week. May God continue blessing you! We continue doing the reconstruction work!