Disaster relief

Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

These pages cannot contain the whole in describing Saturday, September 30, 2017! This was food distribution day at Countryside Wesleyan in Alva, Florida. We were ministering to our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Irma. As we began our sharing of food and supplies, a...
Hurricane Maria Update – Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Update – Puerto Rico

Dr. Benjamín Galarce Sánchez, national district superintendent of Puerto Rico, gives an update of the status of Wesleyan churches in Puerto Rico that suffered damage from Hurricane Maria. Aguas Buenas: The river overflowed its banks and flooded the sanctuary, which...
Brooksville Residents in Need of Post-Hurricane Assistance

Brooksville Residents in Need of Post-Hurricane Assistance

Wesleyan Village, a senior, Christian retirement center in Brooksville, Florida, was in the direct path of Hurricane Irma. Since that time, conversations throughout Wesleyan Village are heard over and over again praising God for his continued protection and mercy...
Puerto Rico Devastated; Florida Rebuilding

Puerto Rico Devastated; Florida Rebuilding

This video from CNN shares the devastation Puerto Rico has sustained, including a segment about Wesleyan Academy, a Wesleyan school significantly damaged by Hurricane Maria. Supplies are now being shipped to Puerto Rico and funds are needed to cover the cost of these...
Wesleyan Academy Sustains Heavy Damage

Wesleyan Academy Sustains Heavy Damage

Initial reports received from Dr. Benjamín Galarce, superintendent of The Wesleyan Church-Puerto Rico, indicate Wesleyan Academy sustained heavy damage following Hurricane Maria that passed through the island as a Category 4. Wesleyan Academy is a private, evangelical...
Caribbean Hurricane Update – Irma & Maria

Caribbean Hurricane Update – Irma & Maria

http://donate.wesleyan.org/werf/hurricaneirma Greetings! Just yesterday I returned from Antigua where I had to stay for two additional days because of the storm conditions which affected the country as a result of the passing of hurricane Maria in the region. Thank...
Recent Natural Disasters Impact Thousands; Needs Remain Great

Recent Natural Disasters Impact Thousands; Needs Remain Great

Make WERF donations here. “It is with confidence in our God, gratitude for the Church and a request for continued prayer and relief ministry that I write,” said General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt. “The Wesleyan Church has been an ‘immediate responder’ in the many...
WERF Activation Update

WERF Activation Update

Click the following link to donate:  http://donate.wesleyan.org/werf/hurricaneirma Volunteers for clean-up and roof repair can contact Poured Out at poured-out.org. General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt is activating the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund in response to...
Florida and South Coastal Districts Irma Reports

Florida and South Coastal Districts Irma Reports

Florida District Superintendent Patrick Styers has yet to hear from three churches located in the hardest-hit areas in the state. He says initial reports are positive with no people harmed and minimal property damage incurred, but significant debris. “The greatest...
Hurricane Harvey Response Update

Hurricane Harvey Response Update

Wesleyan churches continue to commit finances, supplies and workers to assist in hurricane relief and recovery efforts. Recently joining efforts are New Life, La Plata, Maryland, Christ Wesleyan, Milton, Pennsylvania, and Cornerstone Community (CCC), Charlottesville,...
800 villages destroyed in Peru–Dr. Schmidt calls for prayer and aid

800 villages destroyed in Peru–Dr. Schmidt calls for prayer and aid

General Superintendent Dr. Wayne Schmidt has announced that a Wesleyan Emergency Relief Project (WERF) is collecting emergency aid for the Wesleyan Pilgrim Church of Peru, South America. Blamed on a powerful El Niño effect that has not been seen for decades, half of...
​More supplies arrive in Haiti

​More supplies arrive in Haiti

A team of missionaries, pastors, and children prepare relief supplies for distribution at the Mais Gate Wesleyan Church in Port-au-Prince. These supplies were distributed on Saturday to more than 600 families in multiple locations on the southern peninsula. Each kit...
​Supplies arrive in Haiti for hurricane victims

​Supplies arrive in Haiti for hurricane victims

Through partnership between The Wesleyan Church, World Hope International, Global Partners, and other organizations, the first shipment of supplies has been delivered in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for those in dire need of help as a result of Hurricane Matthew. An...
Helping Louisiana flood victims

Helping Louisiana flood victims

Twenty parishes (counties) have been declared disaster areas by FEMA. The August storms produced three times the rain in Louisiana than Hurricane Katrina did in 2005. Poured – Out The Wesleyan Church and Wesleyan teams have been working with Poured-Out in US...
Wesleyan response to Flint crisis has impact

Wesleyan response to Flint crisis has impact

Untold thousands of people have already been exposed to dangerous levels of lead contamination and the danger continues. But the Wesleyan response to the Flint water emergency (see stories here and here) is already making a difference. Many volunteers are needed! (See...
​”What you did for the least of these . . . you did for me.”

​”What you did for the least of these . . . you did for me.”

Editor’s note: In a very short time, East Michigan Wesleyan leaders have formed the “Flint Grassroots Initiative.” Note how they have developed an impressive comprehensive response to the immediate needs of marginalized victims. Most people know that...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...
Poured Out Ministries

Poured Out Ministries

Poured Out’s work is more than clean water and disaster relief. They strive to make a positive, lasting impact on the communities they serve in any way that presents itself. The commitment of their volunteers to this objective leads to transformed lives and...