Three Avenues – Part 3

Domestic Cross-Cultural by Bishop David Roller In the opening article of this series, I affirmed the need for pioneer missionaries to reach people groups in more than 140 countries where the Free Methodist Church are not active, desperately need Jesus. In the second article, I affirmed that FM World Missions should also send missionaries to […]

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Three Avenues – Part 2

Free Methodist World Missions’ Tasks by Bishop David Roller (Second of a three-part series) We have recognized seismic shifts in the Free Methodist world that must change our missionary methods and strategies. The fact that the Free Methodist Church outside of the USA comprises 13/14ths of the worldwide membership opens up opportunities that were nonexistent […]

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Three Avenues

Free Methodist World Missions’ Tasks by Bishop David Roller (First of a three-part series) The mission of Free Methodist World Missions (FMWM) used to be clear and simple: send missionaries where the gospel has not reached. Enough of those missionaries did ministry well; Jesus transformed so many lives overseas; and international leaders led so well […]

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Phyllis Sortor Safely Released

We thank God Phyllis Sortor, Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria, was safely released today, Friday, March 6, early evening Nigeria time, into the care of authorities and Free Methodist Church leaders. She had been abducted February 23. We are deeply grateful to all who prayed for Phyllis’ safe return. Phyllis, age 71, has devoted many […]

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How Jesus Set Jerusalem Free

by Bishop David Kendall We believe Jesus sets people free. Most of us have our own Exodus story – we were bound in some way, and Jesus set us free. It shouldn’t surprise us when we see God’s power liberating people, but often it does. Two years ago, Lavone and I held conference and visited […]

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Our Hearts Cannot Be Indifferent

Since the conflict in Ukraine began in April 2014, the human toll has been tragic. According to the United Nations: 5,486 people have been killed. (Many believe the death toll to be much higher.) 12,972 have been wounded across eastern Ukraine. 5.2 million people are estimated to be living in conflict areas. 978,482 people have […]

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Return from Iraq

This account – last in a series of three – is written by Linda, an FM worker, who left Iraq with her husband in August 2014 after living there for three years. It is Linda’s desire to be a voice for those she witnessed suffering at the hands of ISIS.  We felt the prayers of many […]

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Struggle of an Ancient People

This account – the second in a series of three – is written by Linda, an FM worker, who left Iraq with her husband in August 2014 after living there for three years. It is Linda’s desire to be a voice for those she witnessed suffering at the hands of ISIS.  Nineveh is the ancient […]

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Voices of a Middle Eastern Christian Family

This account – the first in a series of three – is written by Linda, an FM worker, who left Iraq with her husband in August 2014 after living there for three years. It is Linda’s desire to be a voice for those she witnessed suffering at the hand of ISIS. This conversation takes place […]

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Freedom Sunday 2015

by Kevin Austin, director of the Set Free Movement There are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in history. Real slaves, unable to walk away from doing things they don’t want to do. They pick cotton for our clothes and chocolate for our desserts; they are forced to fight in […]

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A Link in God’s Chain

[Keys to Effective Short-Term Ministry and Global Partnership] by Brad Button, Missions Mobilizer Hometown girl and champion surfer – a perfect opportunity for partnership. We’re all just one small link in the chain of what God is doing.” That’s Santa Barbara FMC associate pastor Doug Ranck’s perspective on global ministry through short term ministry teams. […]

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Christmas Lights in Haiti

by Becky Crouse, Peru A Haitian Christmas tradition I love is “fanals.” Craftsmen make “fanals” or luminaries of cardboard and colored tissue paper, forming them in shapes of houses, churches or birds. When a candle is put inside, the shapes look like stained glass windows. It’s lovely to drive down a street at night and see a row of […]

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What Matters Most

by Eric Spangler, Asia Area Director “You like taking selfies, don’t you, uncle?” I must admit, when my Indian “niece” Karuna posed this question as she scrolled through my iPhone photos, I was a bit embarrassed. “I take them to send back to my family,” I offered. A “selfie” is a picture you take of […]

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Lord of the Dance

by Heidi Boyle, Associate/VISA Bogota, Colombia For the last 17 months, our family has had the privilege of living in Bogota, Colombia. Every Sunday when I walk in the front door of the Normandia church and hear the worship music playing, I can’t help but smile. Why? Because of the joy and energy of Latin American […]

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The Shadow of Jesus Rests Here

Umri Christian Hospital (UCH) has ministered to the rural poor in the heart of India for over 60 years. Even though health care in the region has improved, over 150 patients arrive daily because, as one patient put it, “ The shadow of Jesus rests here.” The lives of many snakebite patients and farmers who, due to […]

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Help India Free Methodists After Cyclone

Cyclone Hudhud hit the eastern coast of India on October 12 with a force that has not been seen in that area for decades, and members of the Free Methodist Church’s Agape and Immanuel Annual Conferences experienced extensive damage in their villages. Bishop John Gollapalli  describes the tragedy in the Agape Conference: “It is very unfortunate Hudhud […]

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