Farmer to Farmer Ministry Changing Lives in Harrisburg, Liberia

By Pryde Bass* The East Ohio Conference Farmer-to-Farmer ministry (Advance Special EOC 9026) is now in its ninth year of changing lives in Harrisburg, Liberia. The West Africa community used to be an agricultural bread basket before the Liberia Civil War. In 2010 Farmer to Farmer was created so that farmers from the East Ohio [...]

Preschoolers Learn the Joy of Generosity in Action

By Jonathan Wilterdink* For many people, November starts a season of looking for ways to give back to their community. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we recognize the importance of giving both of ourselves and our time and talent. In preparation for #GivingTuesday, I was given the opportunity at Hope Ridge UMC (Western Reserve District), [...]

The Urban Mission: Listening with Compassion, Serving with Love

By Rick Wolcott* “We at the Urban Mission feel a deep passion to connect with the community,” says Kelly Jeffers, director of New Initiatives. The community the Mission serves has seen its share of hard times. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the population of Steubenville in 2017 was 18,003.  That’s a significant drop from [...]