Mission & Service Stories for May
Food and Hygiene Kits for Ukraine
By the end of March, over four million refugees had fled Ukraine, 90 per cent of them women and children. Gifts with Vision – the United Church’s giving catalogue – has just unveiled its latest gifts to help them.
Taken and Detained: 17-Year-Old Khalil’s Story
Can you imagine the military breaking into your home in the middle of the night, arresting and detaining your child and then taking them away to be interrogated? This happens nightly in Palestine. It happened to Khalil. This is his story.
Nourishing Bodies and Hearts: Ashrafi’s Story
Today, over 200 families, many living in poverty, grow their own nutritious food at Fred Victor’s gardens thanks to generous supporters like you. But there’s far more to the gardens than the food. Ashrafi says it has changed lives, including her own. View her story on YouTube.
Nutrition Program in Somalia Helps Save Lives
Somalia is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years. More than half a million farmers and herders have lost their crops and animals. That’s why your gifts through Mission & Service are supporting a nutrition program aimed at helping to save children’s lives.
Experiencing Racism at a Young Age
Adele Halliday, the United Church’s Anti-Racism and Equity Lead staff, shares her passion and sense of call to racial justice work, and her personal experience of being the parent of two young Black children.
These stories are provided by the Mission & Service program of the United Church of Canada. More stories about how your contributions to the M&S fund are making a difference are available on our Mission & Service page at haliburtonuc.com. If you’d like to make a donation to the M&S fund, go to the Giving page and follow the directions. Thank you!