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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...
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...
550,000 displaced, 85+ dead, and millions without drinking water in Peru

550,000 displaced, 85+ dead, and millions without drinking water in Peru

General Superintendent Dr. Wayne Schmidt has announced that The Wesleyan Church has opened a Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund (WERF) for the Wesleyan Pilgrim Church of Peru, South America. Dr. Schmidt is calling upon the North American Church to stand with our Wesleyan...
​Haitian Wesleyan youth help hurricane victims

​Haitian Wesleyan youth help hurricane victims

Several weeks ago a few Haitian Wesleyan youth pastors wanted to help with the relief efforts in the South after Hurricane Matthew struck in October. They had an idea to get the Haitian Wesleyan youth involved with fundraising, donations, and distribution of those...
After the hurricane: next steps in Haiti

After the hurricane: next steps in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew was a category 4-5 storm and, on October 4, became the worst hurricane to strike Haiti since 1964. The death toll has risen to 1,600 and 1.4 million people were left needing assistance. We have the people, the network on the ground, and the...
​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...
​Hurricane Matthew Update: First Response Haiti

​Hurricane Matthew Update: First Response Haiti

To assist stricken families and The Wesleyan Church of Haiti, a Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund (WERF) response has been approved by General Superintendent Dr. Wayne Schmidt. The WERF site is here. Hurricane Matthew, the first major hurricane to land on Haiti in 50...
Pray for people in the path of hurricane Matthew

Pray for people in the path of hurricane Matthew

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Matthew is bearing down upon Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba presently. There are Wesleyan churches in all of these countries. As of midday Monday, it was less than 250 miles from Jamaica and Haiti. The threat to Haiti...
President Obama meets key FGI leader in Flint

President Obama meets key FGI leader in Flint

President Obama and several members of his administration were in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, May 4, to see and hear first-hand the reality and impact of the ongoing water crisis. The situation is often referred by him and others as a “man-made disaster that...
​350 Wesleyans so far helped in Flint—and more volunteers needed!

​350 Wesleyans so far helped in Flint—and more volunteers needed!

350 Wesleyans so far helped in Flint—and more volunteers needed! Editor’s Note: This comprehensive report on what Wesleyans are doing in Flint is impressive. Kudos to all the volunteers and donors. More are needed. Some are shocked to find out that only $1,500...
Inmates give to help others in trouble

Inmates give to help others in trouble

A $2,555 donation received to help victims of the Flint water crisis has come from what some might think is an unlikely source: inmates of the Miami Correctional Facility in Bunker Hill, Indiana. According to facility Chaplain William Croto, the inmates came to him...
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...
The Flint, Michigan story builds

The Flint, Michigan story builds

The story of the ongoing crisis of toxic drinking water in the city of Flint, Michigan, is taking an interesting turn. Last week, national news sources reported that the entire city has been advised not to drink or cook with or even bathe in the water coming through...
WERF appeal on behalf of Flint, Michigan, water disaster

WERF appeal on behalf of Flint, Michigan, water disaster

General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon has authorized the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund (WERF) to launch an appeal for prayer and financial support for the Flint, Michigan Water Disaster. Flint’s water supply is contaminated with lead and it is uncertain how...
Caring for the sick in Jesus’ name: new 2-minute video

Caring for the sick in Jesus’ name: new 2-minute video

View the video here. World Hope International has been the key partner of The Wesleyan Church in the battle against the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. Thousands of lives were lost before the spread of the virus was slowed down. This outbreak has still not been fully...