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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2015 Missions Resources

Click here to go to online resources Types of resources PowerPoint presentations Bible Studies Bulletin Inserts Children’s Activity Pages Youth Resources Videos 2015 Global Day of Prayer Service Evaluating Our Missions Heart Topics   Free Methodist World Missions International Child Care Ministries SEED Set Free Movement FMCUSA-Nine Strategies (with global perspective) Click here to order DVD or […]

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Burundi Refugees Connect with Pittsburgh FMC

This article about Cornerstone Christian Community FMC in Pittsburgh, PA, appeared on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website on November 11, 2014. By Peter Smith / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the middle of a Sunday worship service at Cornerstone Church in Ross Township last month, Ntahimpera Evelyne stood up from her pew and called out the first ululating notes of […]

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God Uses Ordinary People

The Philippine General Conference of the FMC met November 7, 2014, and elected Rev. Alan Palero Bacus as bishop, succeeding retiring Bishop Jim Tuan. Rev. Bacus describes his family as economically poor but spiritually rich; “My parents loved the Lord and His work.” In the early years of FM work in Davao City, his parents were lay leaders […]

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One Year Later

One year after its organization as a general conference (October 4, 2013) the India Free Methodist Church is still celebrating. It is celebrating not in a defining event but in dynamically living out the gospel. The India FMC extends from north to south and from east to west with ministries in 18 of the 28 states. It reaches all levels […]

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The Power of His Word

by Hope Owsley, Brazil It is not uncommon to spend many months, even years, in ministry without seeing much fruit. But, occasionally, the results of planting a small seed come so quickly they astound us. That is what has been happening in our friendship with Edson and Nubia Rodrigues. In June of 2013, Edson and […]

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Pray for the Persecuted

A New Family as told by an FM worker in a Creative Access Country Ruby, a young woman from a Middle Eastern country, went to *CAC to study medicine. She came from a wealthy Muslim family and had studied the Quran. As she read about the virgin birth of Jesus she thought, “This prophet is different […]

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The Legacy of Missions at Home

by Greg Coates, PH D student, Evanston, IL If you do not get out of here in twenty-four hours we will kill you, you missionary.” The note was hanging from her front door. Undoubtedly it startled Miss Helgen, who was returning home from an evening of ministry among the poor. Ida O. Helgen, FM missionary, […]

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Missions Alive! Adventure to the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico

The 2014-2015 edition of Missions Alive! children’s curriculum is ready to be ordered! This year’s study focuses on the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. Click here to access: Missions Alive! Curriculum Children’s Offering Project – Helping Kids in Haiti Fun Fact Pages PowerPoint Slides To order printed copy, call 1.800.342.5531, ext. 266. You will be invoiced […]

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