The Achi Association is a medical mission in Nigeria that was founded by members of Pioneer and works to provide healthcare for those in need in Nigeria.
David and Lorene Persons
David and Lorene ("Lori") Persons are United Methodist missionaries at Mulungwishi Station in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both are children of missionaries -- David's father was a missionary and Lori's father was a missionary at Mulungwishi for 40 years. You could say missionary work is in their blood.
David is Dean of the Mulungwishi Theological Seminary (Faculte Methodiste de Theologie) at The University of Katanga at Mulungwishi. Lori is director of the Doris Bartlett Women's School, which provides training for the wives of seminary students.
Mulungwishi is in the southern part of Katanga province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, northwest of the city of Likasi.
The Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, documenting the work of the church around the world as senior correspondent for Response, the magazine of United Methodist Women. Paul also provides coverage of emergencies for Action by Churches Together (the ACT Alliance), a Geneva-based global alliance of churches responding to disasters.
As part of his assignment with the ACT Alliance, Paul assists in training nongovernmental organizations in communications strategies and practices to be implemented following emergencies.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.
UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.
While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.
UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.