Mission/Missionary Stories


Jamaica Mission Mt. Osborn Methodist Church

August 08, 2017

JAMAICA MISSION 2017 Mt. Osborn Methodist Church Pictured above (left to right) John Machledt, Mize Johnson, Polly Torrence, Phyllis Machledt, Bob Lindquist, Maya Pelletier, Kelly Taylor, Mike Emard, Sam Pelletier, Panton Christie, and Alexa Lundin.   On July 4th a mission group of 11 members led by Golden Hill United Methodist Church, Bridgeport Connecticut traveled to Leeds, St Elizabeth Parish in the hills of Southwest Jamaica. For six members of the group, this was a return ...


Mission Trip to Haiti August 2017

August 08, 2017

In early July, our 22-person team had the privilege of visiting Furcy. For some, it was an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and for others; it was the first exposure to a community so many of us think about every day. Our group was a wonderful mix of high school, college-age and older “youth” and we were also blessed to have a last-minute addition to our team – a high schooler from New Jersey whose family fled Haiti after the earthquake but visit every summer. His parents had approached...


Message from Rev. John Calhoun, Coordinator of International Ministries, Kyiv, Ukraine

April 17, 2017

Easter message from: Rev. John Calhoun Coordinator of International Ministries, Kyiv, Ukraine Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church jcalhoun@umcmission.org GBGM Advance #13970Z


Dorcas Ewoodzie, Global Mission Fellow

March 14, 2017

Dorcas Ewoodzie, Global Mission Fellow in Kenya, is currently supported by two churches in our conference: Diamond Hill and Islip. See the links below for two interesting reports she sent. Report-on-AACC-7th-Theological-Institute-2016-Dorcas.pdf Site-Visit-Kaaga-Biotensive-Agricultural-Training-Center-Dorcas.pdf  


Message from Missionary Sun Lae Kim from Mongolia

December 09, 2016

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Missionary Helen Camarce's Newsletter from Cambodia

November 01, 2016

Christmas is just around the corner and this season reminds us most of the greatest gift of all...the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, which leads us to thanksgiving. Read more


Newsletter from Marilyn Chan in Cambodia

October 20, 2016

Women's Desk Ministry Newsletter In 2010, a group of four volunteers in mission from Glenn Memorial United Methodist church, Atlanta, GA, led by Ms. Deborah Marlowe came to visit Women’s Desk Ministry in Cambodia. Mrs. Marilyn Chan, a missionary of General Board of Global Ministries and a Women’s Desk Ministry’s coordinator, shared with the group about what are the challenges in Cambodia, especially related to the young generation’s education issue. More... Cambodia Methodist Women We are the...


Enriching Theological Education at Cambine Theological Seminary

September 27, 2016

by Julio Andre Vilanculos The Cambine Mission in Mozambique, located northwest of Maxixe in Inhambane Province, is more than 100 years old. Methodist missionaries seeking a place to build a hospital, church, and school were given Cambine as a gift from a tribal king in 1890. He asked the missionaries, “Do you come for peace?” That king, who is buried on the Cambine grounds, was the great-great-grandfather of João Somane Machado, who served as bishop for the UMC in Mozambique from 1988 to 2008.  ...


Message by Dorcas Samantha Ewoodzie, Missionary in Kenya

September 27, 2016

Most churches in Africa were initiated by missionaries who relied on financial support from sister churches in Europe, the United States, and Canada. The churches and institutions belonged to the various denominations that established them. Indigenous people did not consider themselves as the owners of these churches. This perspective created a dependence on foreign funding, entirely.  More...  


Message from Rev. John Calhoun Mission Advocate, Northeastern Jurisdiction

August 11, 2016

Dearest friends,   Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!  I pray that you are well, and having a peaceful and joyful summer season.  Although each day brings reminders of the suffering and strife in the world around us, we also pause to give thanks to God for all His many blessings:  the gift of family and friends; access to abundant food, clean water, and advanced health care; and a faith that binds us together in peace and with hope for the future.   As Mission Advocate ...


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