Larry Kies, a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries and an Iowa native who serves as technical advisor to the Africa University Farm in Zimbabwe, Africa and was scheduled to present at the Teaching Session at the Iowa Annual Conference in June 2020 and to visit supporting churches in Iowa during the summer of 2020. Both have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel bans but with the support of Global Ministries, Kies will be able to "Virtually Visit" with churches through customizable Zoom, Teams, Google, Face time or Skype meetings.
Global Ministries and the Kies can tailor their presentations to suit the needs of the church and church group meetings such as Bible Studies, mission meetings. etc. There is a 5-minute video that could be used in an online service.
We know this is a different type of itineration but with technology it is possible. Churches are welcome to make direct contact with the Kies to schedule a “visit.”
Dates available for a virtual “visit”: July 11-14, 22-31, August 13-31, Sept. 1-30.
Prayers are appreciated for the Kies and many other missionaries who are unable to return to their homelands for itineration purposes. Continue to support Larry and Jane Kies!