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United Methodist Missionaries--from everywhere to everywhere!

In more than 60 countries around the world, United Methodist missionaries come from many places and backgrounds and witness and serve in dramatically different locales and cultures.

They engage in a range of activities and professions including pastors, educators, congregational and leadership developers, regional coordinators for UMCOR, agriculturalists, health coordinators, and doctors.

Ways you can help support United Methodist Missionaries:

  1. Learn about our missionaries and how they live faith through their remarkable work. Choose a missionary's name below to visit his/her bio.
  2. Pray for them and their ministry.
  3. Share news of United Methodist missionaries at your church. Use these featured resources to help.
  4. Give to missionaries serving around the world.
  5. Support a specific missionary by selecting a name from the drop-down list.
  6. Partner with a missionary through a Covenant Relationship.
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Service for the Commissioning and Sending of Missionaries

Portland, Oregon 
May 19, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. 
More information to follow