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Reports and photos from Bayonnais have begun to come after Hurricane Matthew. The good news is that there was no loss of life and no flooding. The bad news is the heavy winds destroyed all crops, so the community is facing a massive food shortage.

World of God is collecting funds for emergency relief including food and medication.


Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere with a population of over 10 million and 80% live in poverty. Eight out of every 100 children die before they reach their 5th birthday. There are more than 420,000 orphans in Haiti. School fees in Haiti prohibitively expensive, therefore the literacy rate in Haiti is just 50%.

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Northern Uganda has been devastated by years of War, AIDS, and Poverty. Over 2 million children below the age of 15 have lost one or both parents to this devastation. Without help these children will have little hope for the future; growing up without food, shelter, or an education. Fortunately, a man with a vision of hope for these children established "Acres of Hope, Uganda".

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Through our partners World of God provides young people with a quality education that shapes their future, enables their success and transforms their communities. Through education, World of God envisions a future in which its students graduate with the skills needed to foster local sustainability, alleviate severe poverty and restore community prosperity.

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Hurricane Matthew

We received this video on October 4th from Facile who is staying with his mom about a mile up the mountain of the guest house near the water source.

Stories of Hope

by Becca Dalessandro

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Pastor Geoffrey Visits the U.S.!
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He has a very busy schedule from Oct. 27 - Nov, 6th in North Carolina. Some highlights are 5th Sunday and youth group at WCUMC on Oct. 30; Breads and Spreads at WCUMC on Nov. 3; Mens Bible Study on Nov. 4; UMM Mens Breakfast on Nov. 6; West UMC Services on Nov. 6. See the newsletter online for a more complete NC schedule:

The mission team from West UMC left for Acres of Hope, Uganda on October 16th. Pastor Geoffrey will join them when they will return on October 26. World of God along with 127 WorldWide have put together an exciting schedule for Geoffrey while he is in the U.S. We hope everyone has an opportunity to spend some time with him while he is here — there is no better way to hear the latest about your sponsored child!

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Soiree for Bayonnais
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Join us for a happy hour reception to support our partners in Bayonnias. Food, drinks, art, with an opportunity to learn about the life SAVING work happening in the clinic and the life GIVING work happening in the school.  

Your $20 ticket to this event covers the cost of staffing the clinic for one hour -- doctor, dentist, 4 nurses, lab tech, and administrator.  

Thursday, September 29, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ciel Gallery - 128 East Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203 

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