Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

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Read about the work of Global Ministries, including missionaries, UMCOR, volunteers, partnerships, young adult programs, The Advance, human rights, and peace and justice issues throughout the world.


Recent News and Stories

Celebrating the Life of R. Bruce Weaver
20 Feb 2019
Remembering Bruce Weaver, a pioneer in the United Methodist Russia Initiative.
African American missionary pioneers of the 1940s
20 Feb 2019
After World War II, the Methodist Board of Missions began rebuilding its global missionary presence. The Central Jurisdiction and historic African Ame ...
Nevalda’s story
14 Feb 2019
Missionary Elizabeth McCormick shares this short story of Nevalda, a young girl she met in Mozambique who has struggled with mobility issues throughou ...
Meeting health needs in Mozambique
14 Feb 2019
Chicuque Rural Hospital in Maxixe, Mozambique, faced difficult challenges after Cyclone Dineo rolled through in 2016. Today, with help from United Met ...
Missionaries Share Joys of Serving in Africa
14 Feb 2019
Gathering brings together more than 50 missionaries to share their experiences and learn from counterparts serving in different countries.
Bo hospital reaches out to Sierra Leone's poorest
8 Feb 2019
United Methodist Mercy Hospital’s outreach program is transforming lives in Sierra Leone.
United Methodist hospital gets lifesaving surgical wing
8 Feb 2019
With the addition of a new surgical center, pregnant women who come to United Methodist Mercy Hospital to deliver their babies will no longer have to ...
Baby by baby – Preventing malnutrition in the DRC
6 Feb 2019
How will the Abundant Health Initiative reach 1 million children with life-saving interventions? Baby by baby, child by child: each intervention is a ...
In Focus: Global Health
1 Feb 2019
In focus for the month of February is the work of Global Health. Executive director Olusimbo Ige shares how Global Ministries seeks wholeness in mind, ...
MANA: “power” for Pacific Islander young adults
25 Jan 2019
Ainise Isama’u, a young adult Pacific Islander from California, describes the ways that God used the Pacific Islander young adult leadership event, ca ...
Living the gospel in the world
18 Jan 2019
Global Ministries’ Central African Republic Mission Initiative focuses on a three-year plan to increase its membership and deepen the understanding an ...
‘Multiplying the Loaves’ summit to highlight Africa’s agricultural sustainability
11 Jan 2019
January 13-16 event in Johannesburg puts biblical story of feeding the 5,000 into modern context.

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