During the Lenten season or any other season of significance, we often have the opportunity to reflect on how we can meet the needs of God’s children around the world. Lent is a season of repentance, self-examination and awareness, not just of our own spiritual needs, but also of the needs of others. When we journey through Lent, we come to a greater understanding of Christ’s call to minister in Christ’s name to the needs of our brothers and sisters.
These daily readings will share the reason we do what we do through UMCOR. It is our privilege to see countless lives touched each day, thanks to the generous efforts of so many. Moved by God’s generosity to us, we reach out to share the goodness of life with those who hurt. This is the vision that we pray you will share more deeply through these 40 days of simple readings.
This year, UMCOR marks its 75th anniversary. Throughout these many decades, UMCOR has remained alongside devastated communities long after their plight has slipped from the headlines. We continue thoughtfully to provide the help that people need the most, whether cleaning kits, emergency food distributions, strategic support, or spiritual and emotional care.