Mission Education Team update

Mission Education Team update

July 26, 2021

The Mission Education Committee has a new leader in Sue Hattel of Dubuque. Sue will serve as the chair of this committee and as the Iowa Conference Secretary for Global Ministries. She had held this position about 12 years ago so with her interest in mission is willing to assume this role again. Sue is a laywoman who attends St. Luke’s UMC in her home city. The contact information for Sue is: shattel220@aol.com, 563-599-4497.

In Mission Together (IMT) is the new mission focus of the Iowa Conference taking the place of the Rainbow Covenant. In Mission Together offers the opportunity to support mission projects and programs on the local, conference, national and international levels, through giving and sharing in relationships.

Volunteering is key to the success of relationship building with those whom we serve and with whom we partner. Now that churches are opening up for worship and activities being scheduled, we encourage taking mission outreach to the next level of long-term commitment. More information will be shared as the IMT webpage is updated at www.iaumc.org/inmissiontogether.

Our Iowa missionaries continue to serve in spite of the pandemic and need our prayers as their countries deal with a lack of adequate health care and the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations. Dr. Emmanuel and Florence Mefor work at Mutambara Hospital in Zimbabwe, Douglas Williams serves in Mendoza, Argentina, Katherine Parker is in Nepal while Jane Kies assists non-English speaking students at Africa University in Zimbabwe. Virtual itineration is available by contacting each missionary directly.