Visit to the War Zone

Report from Ukrainian Mission Team: Zhenya, Misha and Lena written by Lena God has prompted us to pray for our country as there is a war in the east of Ukraine, a lot of grief, despair, broken hearts, as well as a lot of needs both physical and material. But the main thing is the […]

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Home: Protection, Refuge and Restoration

by Katie Bergman, Director of Operations and Communications with Kevin Austin, Director Set Free Movement A “home” bears different meanings, different emotions for different people. For many of the people the Set Free Movement serves, “home” is a street corner, a shack in the ghetto, a shady motel. Often, it harbors abuse and even enslavement. […]

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This Mission Thing

by David Clemente “I want to talk to you and ask you many questions,” one of the lady pastors speaks to me through an interpreter. The other pastors, mostly men, nod their heads in agreement. “But I do not speak English.” I motion with my hand coming from my heart moving towards her and say, […]

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Rather than Retire

by Paul Olver Naya and her husband, José, were faithful members of the first Free Methodist Church in Venezuela. They had a heart to serve God, and they were involved in everything behind the scenes. Like many women, Naya mostly exercised the gift of hospitality. She cooked meals and served refreshments, decorated the hall, organized […]

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Freedom Sunday 2016

This February 14 or 21, 2016 … …  join hundreds of churches and thousands of people around the world for FREEDOM SUNDAY. On Freedom Sunday, we acknowledge the tragedy of human trafficking, but we respond with worship, hope, joy and action. We unite with others celebrating on this day: Free Methodists, Nazarenes, Church of God […]

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God Bless Mexico

by Bishop David Roller Mexico is a big country. Even situated next to Texas, it’s big! And, as the host country of this hemisphere’s most advanced pre-Colombian civilizations, it has a rich, proud tradition. Memories of the Olmec and Toltec peoples flow in the veins of all Mexicans. Memories run deep of a time before […]

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Master Weaver Shares God’s Blessings

by Rose Brewer, SEED co-director “I’m a master weaver,” Mr. Patil spoke up, “If you buy us looms, I will teach people how to weave.” India’s FM church leaders and missionaries discovered the only way some members of the Miraj FMC, a church plant in a leprosy colony, were able to support their families was […]

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Simple Program for Complicated People

Christian 12-Step Recovery Program in Budapest, Hungary Saturday, November 14, 2015, was a very busy day for the representatives of the Christian 12-step Recovery Group of Budapest. Margaret and Júlia, the co-founders, along with their friend Anita, went to share about the ministry that was embraced by Free Methodist leadership in Budapest when the group […]

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Pursuing His Vision on Earth

(A Church Transformation Story) by Pastor Herb Coates, Mattis Ave. FMC, Champaign, IL Five years ago our outreach director asked, “Pastor, did you know the vast majority of those in the housing complex across the street from our church are internationals? What would you think about our church offering English conversation classes?” From that initial […]

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Pine Garlands and Palm Trees

by Paul Olver, Latin America Driving from the airport to our hotel in Alajuela, Costa Rica, we passed by a supermarket and shopping center all decorated for Christmas. And this was the end of October! When I commented, the district leader Pastor Victor said, “Oh, these decorations have been up for a month already.” As […]

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A Week of Refugee Work

by Michael Long, Greece Monday of last week started with me taking a team of 12 World Racers to the border to pass out clothes to the refugees rushing to get to Northern Greece. (The World Race is a mission trip for young adults into 11 countries in 11 months to serve “the least of these.” […]

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Brazilian General Conference Re-Elects Bishop

On November 11, 2015, Bishop Jose Ildo was re-elected at the third General Conference of the Brazilian Free Methodist Church. U.S. Bishop David Roller, who presided over the election process, states: Bishop Cecilio Osoria, from the Dominican Republic, and I are pleased to announce that we witnessed the re-election of Bishop Jose Ildo Swartele de Mello in […]

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2016 Missions Resources

Resources are now online to help you promote Free Methodist World Missions in your local church throughout 2016. Go to resources The collection of resources includes Resource User Guide Videos – a total of 24 videos (most are 2-3 minutes in length) The videos can be used: in small groups, in a worship service for […]

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Children Learn about the FMC in West Africa

2015-2016 Missions Alive! focuses on nine West Africa countries – many of which are new places of ministry for the Free Methodist Church. This children’s missions curriculum is filled with fun facts, mission stories, missionary information, games, recipes, crafts and other activities. Africa Area Director Mike Reynen tells users: While you move through these lessons and stories, my […]

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Let the Children Come

by Hope Owsley, Brazil Mira da Silva had had a vast and very satisfying 20 years of ministry. She’d been a worship leader, a Bible teacher of a nationally-led ministry, Christian education instructor, seminary professor, pastor’s wife and more. Six years ago, she sensed God asking her to become involved in children’s ministry. She balked […]

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Entering the Promised Land

by Joe Culumber,  Pastoral Staff, First FMC, Seattle, WA Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 Motivated by Christ’s commission to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20), the Free Methodist […]

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