Jet lag usually is a significant inconvenience on mission trips to distant time zones. On our recent trip to Zambia (April 1-11), however, jet lag proved to be a major blessing. Read more...
Katie Yaun, a new UMVIM volunteer from the Florida Conference, will be working with Mision Fronteras for about 9 months, launching and directing the new Teach the Teachers Program to improve English language skills throughout the region. Read how she got here in her own words.
"Say a Prayer, Send a Note" encouraging churches and individuals across the Florida Conference to support our missionaries by praying for them and by sending notes of appreciation for their service. We are featuring today missionaries Alex and Brenda Awad, Gordon and Teca Greathouse, and E. and B. Barte.
The Florida Conference is blessed to have several individual volunteers that minister around the world on GBGM or UMVIM vetted projects. Sarah Rosenburg is one of them, serving at Renewed Hope Missions in the Dominican Republic.
Each year we hold an event called the Holy Spirit Encounter (HSE) at the New Life Center. The HSE is an important time for building up and encouraging the leaders of the United Methodist Church in Zambia. Read more about this exciting event here.
The Garcias continue to promote and lead the way for community engagement in the Quessua mission station. Read their most recent letter here.
February 2013 Newsletter
New Ladies’ Group
We are very proud of all the youth we have integrated in our church, but at the same time, we realize how important it is to reach all age groups. Happily we now have six women who have...
In light of the United Methodist News Service story recently posted on the Florida Conference Connection concerning the suspension of funds for the East Africa Annual Conference, I thought it would be beneficial to point out to our readers in the Florida Conference that the East Africa Conference of the UMC, which includes Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan, is not the same as the East Angola Conference of the UMC. The decision of the General Board of Global Ministries to suspend all funding to the East Africa Conference does not affect our East Angola/Florida Partnership.
This year several missionaries with covenant relationships in the Florida Conference are/will be in the US for itineration. When these missionaries travel through our conference, they are available to visit not only their covenant churches but also other churches that are interested in hearing firsthand what God is doing around the world through missionary service.
Thomas G. Kemper is the General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. In his January letter, he shares his commitment to the US-2 and young adult Mission Intern programs.
In their New Year's letter, the Garcias look back to a year of challenges and victories for Christ, and share their gratitude for the support of covenant churches and friends in the Florida Conference.
Twenty-four missionaries of the United Methodist Church have covenant relationships with churches within The Florida Conference. E. and B. Barte, are among them. Read here their New Year's letter.
While celebrating Christmas time with family in Florida, missionaries Delbert and Sandy Groves share this uplifting video of what God has done throughout this year at The New Life Center, in Zambia.
Missionaries Sharon and John Harbottle, members of the Methodist Church in Britain, are currently serving in Port Au Prince with the Methodist Church of Haiti. In this Advent meditation, Sharon and John talk about their experience while working in the community of Jeremie.
In their most recent blog post at "Pitching a tent in Belfast", Florida missionary Britt Gilmore shares pictures and news of the opening up of the Skainos facility at the East Belfast Mission, fruit of twelve years of vision, dialog, partnership, and construction.
I have long wondered about our relationship with the churches in Cuba. What is it? What draws us to untangle bureaucratic tape for months just to get there for one week. What makes almost all first time travelers come home with one question? When can I go back?... Cuba is spiritually disorienting. What is it? Too many miracles? There is something.
Much has been done in almost ten years of partnership with East Angola, from rebuilding schools and churches to restoring lives and offering hope for the future. In October, Florida volunteers teamed up with the people of Angola to start rebuilding a former Boarding House.
After viewing photos and reports of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy through the Caribbean and the US, many people want to help. Here are suggestions as to how you can help through the emergency and rescue stage.
"Say a Prayer, Send a Note" is an initiative of the Office of Global Missions that seeks to encourage churches and individuals across the Florida Conference to support our missionaries by praying for them and by sending notes of appreciation for their service. We are featuring today missionaries Britt and Alison Gilmore, Tim Crawford and Leonardo and Cleyvi Garcia.
We were all shocked and saddened when in August 2010 we heard the tragic news that Dan Terry had been attacked and killed in Afghanistan, together with seven other foreign aid workers and two Afghans. Two years after his death, childhood friend Jonathan Larson brings to light the story of Dan's remarkable life.
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