15 New Missionaries to be Commissioned this Week

October 09, 2013

“United Methodist missionaries live a bold humility, crossing into new cultures. This vulnerability forces reliance on the Holy Spirit.” – Thomas Kemper

Group of UMC missionaries commissioned October 2013 shown with Thomas Kemper

15 new missionaries from 6 countries including the Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Brazil are spending three weeks preparing for service. General Secretary Thomas Kemper (pictured in the center) who is a former missionary, met with them offering encouragement as they “participate in God’s mission.”

Please be in prayer with these faithful servants as they are sent to minister with people around the world strengthening congregations, leading theological education, working with young adults, developing community programs, and offering signs of hope. 

Missionary Commissioning Worship Celebration
Friday, October 11 at 7:30 pm
Christ Church United Methodist, 520 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065
Bishop John Yambasu of Sierra Leone will be preaching.

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