Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission


Thank you for your ongoing support of the #LetThemLeave campaign.

As we prepare to be in community this Sunday, we ask that you continue to stand in solidarity with missionaries Tawanda, Miracle and Adam. We also ask that you pray for their safe return.

Moreover, part of our global call to action includes the signing of the #LetThemLeave petition. The petition will be delivered to government officials in the Philippines Monday morning after a 9am (Sunday, 9pm ET) press conference. We invite you to join us at that time on our Facebook page where the event will be live-streamed.

With these pieces in mind we ask that you join us in community in the following ways:

1. Please pray with us for the release of Tawanda Chandiwana, and for permissions to leave for him, Miracle Osman and Adam Shaw (see prayer card above).

2. Share pictures of your congregation or prayer group participating by tagging Global Ministries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to include the hashtag #LetThemLeave and #TawandaKasamaMoKami (Tawanda, we are with you). We will share your support with the missionaries.

3. Encourage your congregation to sign the petition, which can be found at Our goal is to have more than 10,000 signatures to share with the government on Monday morning in Manila.

For more information about the campaign, please visit

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