International Missionary Support and Ministry
Megan Ginder Melicharova*
United World Mission
Prague, Czech Republic
Megan is the leader of discipleship programs in the local Czech church; also involved in outreach programs for young adults who have grown up in a predominantly atheistic country.
*A daughter of First UMC
Nathan, a native of York, moved to Romania in 2001 to work with orphans. He is part of a ministry called “Romania Without Orphans”, which is under the umbrella of “Co-Mission for Children at Risk”, an organization in Mount Joy. Nathan's vision is comprised of two points:
- to be a father to the fatherless and to be part of a movement to empower Romanian believers
- to care for orphans. Nathan serves on the Romania Without Orphans movement's core team with a focus on training and supporting families to help children who have experienced trauma.
Support for the restoration and maintenance of Watsonton Methodist Church to encourage the spiritual education and well being of the children and members of the Lionel Town, Jamaica community.
Raising Hope, Inc.—Ukraine
A registered 501c3 nonprofit, Raising Hope provides Christ’s love and hope to orphanages and other institutions, children, and families in need in Ukraine through various means of support.
Uganda Children Support
In 2013, First UMC partnered with the Children’s Heart Project, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Members hosted 2 young boys from Uganda along with their mothers while the boys had surgery for Congenital Heart Disease at Hershey Medical Center. Feeling that God led the boys, Edwin and Naushad, into the life of our church family, we have committed to help with their educational expenses in Uganda.