Giving Tuesday

On December 2, United Methodists once again are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. Global Ministries will allocate matching funds dollar for dollar up to the first $1 million in gifts to Advance projects received online on December 2, 2014, between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EST. A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching funds.

Missionaries from Zambia itinerate in the Florida Conference

Delbert and Sandy Groves, missionaries serving in Zambia with the General Board of Global Ministries, will be available to visit churches in the Florida Conference through the end of March 2015.

Where did you see God today?

Members of a Florida team of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission share stories of how God impacted their lives on a mission trip to Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Mission Service Opportunities through Generation Transformation

Generation Transformation (GT) applications are now available for 2015 young adult mission opportunities. Generation Transformation is an initiative of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries offering service opportunities for young adults ages 18-30.

Mission Accomplished!

God has blessed each of us with a gift to share with others, and perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to share your gift and serve God.

Forging connections as Quessua rebuilds

Rebuilding a village ripped apart by war changes lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Update from Quessua, East Angola

Read the latest about the Garcias' ministry in East Angola.

Missionaries itinerate in the Florida Conference

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.

Dorm would open doors (and windows) for Angola youth.

Up to 200 youths could benefit from the completed restoration of a boys dorm in the Quessua Methodist Mission, Angola.

Double your impact!

United Methodists are invited to sustain the spirit of Thanksgiving into the Advent season. On December 3, 2013, as part of UMC #GivingTuesday, gifts made online to any project through The Advance will be matched.

Unexpected blessing in the time of need.

"There is no bad people around here." That was the answer from a farmer in the community of El Mamey, in Eastern Cuba, when my husband and I asked for a place to leave our rental car in what appeared to be an unsafe area. Read more...

They did it again!

For the second consecutive year, teenagers representing several churches in the South West district go to Youth Conference at Camp Canaan, Cuba. Read their inspirational testimonies here.

Heart-warming results of Global Mission... Twenty years later!

Pasadena Community Church members recall the early beginnings of this heart-warning report recently sent to their Global Mission Ministry team.

Upon the Shoulders of Giants

I recently attended the Angola Connection where I met some of the most extraordinary missionaries I've ever met. In this blog, medical missionary Betty Bridgman and Methodist educator Ed LeMaster share memories of their days in Angola.

Headed to Cuba!

A team of five teenagers and two adults representing different churches in the Southwest district of the Florida Conference participates at the Youth Conference at Camp Canaan, Cuba.

Trip marks 130 years of Methodism in Cuba

Bishop Ken Carter and leaders of the Florida Conference visit Cuba for the celebration of 130 years of Methodism in the island. (Taken from the Florida Conference Connection)

Building a Roof Together

Construction moves forward at the Boys Boarding House in Quessua, as a new roof is being installed and a team of volunteers from Florida gets ready to travel to Angola.

Seeking Missionaries for Latin America and the Caribbean

Global Ministries seeks missionaries to serve within the global Methodist connection in a variety of roles and ministries around the world. Currently, they are seeking qualified candidates who wish to explore a call to mission service in the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

Meet Individual Volunteers Nate and Elinda Steury

Nate and Elinda Steury are very excited about God's call to ministry in Zambia under the umbrella of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. Let us keep them in our prayers as they start a new chapter of service at Kafakumba Training Center on June 4, 2013.

Jet lag

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...
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