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Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God’s love at work every day

Seventy years ago this year, The Advance was born out of disaster — a postwar world where hope seemed lost for many people. Bringing people hope and healing in the hour of greatest need has been near the heart of The Advance for seven decades.

It should come as no surprise, then, that the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR, Advance #999895) has been central to the work of The Advance from the beginning. Whenever a natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world, UMCOR is likely to be involved, offering aid and relief in the name of Christ.

Today, every U.S. annual conference has a disaster-response office, along with clergy and laity trained and ready to help the church respond to emergency. That is a long-term strategic vision carried out by UMCOR — training people and depending on them to find and train more people, year after year.

UMCOR, one of the more visible ministries supported by The Advance, is only one of hundreds. The Advance funds more than 300 missionaries and over 600 projects affecting every geographical region of the world and the following areas of focus:

  • Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Evangelism and Church Growth
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Health
  • Migration
  • Mission Personnel
  • Social Justice
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Women and Children
As United Methodists, we have much for which to be thankful. Please join us in giving thanks for The Advance.

A gift of $70, $700 or even $7,000 would be a great way to celebrate 70 years of The Advance. Visit today, and choose the missionary or project you’d like to support.

In mission,
Thomas Kemper
General Secretary
General Board of Global Ministries
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