Mission/Missionary Stories


Season's Greetings from Rev. John Calhoun, UM Missionary in Kyiv, Ukraine

January 07, 2019

January 7, 2019   Dear friends,   Happy holiday season to you! I pray that you and your loved ones have enjoyed a blessed celebration of Christmas, and a safe and joyful New Year!   It has been a blessing to celebrate the holiday season here in Kyiv, where both Western and Orthodox Christian communities have been gathering for traditional worship services to mark the holy season.     Yesterday I led an ecumenical worship service celebrating Epiphany, when the miracle of Christmas—God taking ...


Thanksgiving and Advent Message from Missionaries Sara Flores Quinones and Douglas Dakin Cook from Ecuador

November 24, 2018

Dear friends,  In this Thanksgiving time, we give thanks to God because you truly are part of God’s Mission in Ecuador.   We give thanks for your love, prayers and offerings sent through the Advance Projects for Pastor’s Support, Children’s Ministries and Construction. We give thanks for the presence of Volunteer in Mission teams, thanks for your work and witness together with the Ecuadorian Churches.   “What you are doing is much more than a service that supplies God’s people with what they ...


Testimony from an Immigration Clinic

Immigration Task Force

August 27, 2018

Immigration clinics are usually held once a week at a public, community place like a church or a school. They are places where immigrants can go to receive assistance filling out their immigration paper work. Immigration clinics are staffed by volunteers who are able to bear witness to the histories, hopes, and vulnerabilities of our immigrant friends. Rev. Rafeal García provides his witness from a summer of volunteering at an immigration clinic in New York City.


Easter letter from Rev. John Calhoun, UM Missionary in Kyiv, Ukraine

April 01, 2018

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Greetings in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ, and Happy Easter! I pray that you and your loved ones have celebrated a joyous day of resurrection, and that you are well and blessed in the Lord. In the words of the traditional Russian-language Easter greeting, “Христос воскрес! Во истину воскрес!” ("Khristos voskres! Vo istinu voskres!") Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Click here to read the letter.


CMP Visioning Trip to Jamaica, West Indies

February 13, 2018

A group of 11 persons representing the Caribbean Mission Partnership and the First Flushing UMC and the Korean Caucus visited Jamaica from February 5 – 9, 2018. The purpose of the trip was to meet with some of the leadership in the Jamaica District of the Methodist Church, of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, and to visit one of the projects being supported in the District (Roof replacement at the Sterling Castle church and school) by CMP with generous assistance by First ...


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

November 01, 2017

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


CT District Raised Funds for Successful Water Filter Project

October 09, 2017

In 2016, the CT District raised $17,344.50 to support a partnership with  Accion Medica Cristiana in Nicaragua.     350 filters were distributed along with health and hygiene education to 5 communities in the North Autonomous Caribbean Region blessing close to 2,000 people. Read the report, "CT District Filtrones Project."


Message from Missionary Sun Lae Kim from Mongolia

September 14, 2017

Newsletter from Missionary Sun Lae Kim


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