Mission/Missionary Stories


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 ...


Message from Missionary Sun Lae Kim from Mongolia

August 10, 2016

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Emmanuel and Florence Mefor, Mutambara Mission Hospital, Nhedziwa, Zimbabwe

August 08, 2016

We send you greetings to from West Chester, Pennsylvania. We write to update you on the progress of Emmanuel‘s health condition. On a general note we say “so far so good”. We give thanks to God for the gift of complete healing which continues to “trickle” in, endlessly from his spring of life. Ezk 47: 9. Emmanuel has been improving slowly but steadily. Presently he is able to walk a good distance without a cane. The numbness on his lower limbs is gradually fading as the spinal cord recovers.


Missionary Helen Camarce's Newsletter from Cambodia

July 01, 2016

It’s quite a while that I have not given you any update on my journey here in Cambodia. Where am I on my journey? Will I leave a clear trail in Cambodia so others may see the path to Christ?


Marilyn Chan at Susanna Wesley dormitory & Somreth MC in Kampong Thom

June 13, 2016

This message is from our missionary in Cambodia, Marilyn Chan. We 're visiting the Somreth Methodist Church and was there to empower and encourage the students with sermon and worship. We met with most of the girls that stayed at the dormitory but are tight on space because number of students are progressing. We were there all morning of June 5th 2016.


Mission Notes from Cagayan Valley, Philippines, Rev. E. Tapia

May 01, 2016

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Earthquake in Japan - Update from Hikari Kokai Chang

April 26, 2016

It was Thursday, April 14th when the southern island of Kyushu in Japan was hit by a M6.5 earthquake. On Saturday, another M7.3 quake caused even more damage. In particular, the Kumamoto Prefecture - the epicenter of the quake - was hit so hard that numerous buildings collapsed and caught fire.  Infrastructures across Kyushu were severely damaged, and landslides caused by quakes made relief work more difficult. Despite their difficult circumstances, many NGOs and religious organizations, ...


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