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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Pouring Old Wine Into New Wineskins

by Robert Marshall, pastor Los Angeles Community FMC, CA The early church of the first three centuries was a culturally diverse urban church. Leaders placed a high premium on developing new leaders. As a result, the people’s needs were met and the gospel exploded. Mark’s Gospel (chapter 2) reminds us that, “no one pours new […]

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Revival Time at the Parc Chretien FMC

by Rick Ireland August 26, 2014 At about 5:45 a.m. came the sound checks (very loud), and the service began in earnest at 6 a.m. It continued until approximately 7:30 a.m. The women’s group gathered to pray and sing at 4 p.m. A second service kicked off at 4:30 p.m. and ran until about 8 p.m. This happened every […]

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Building Futures

by Vickie Reynen, with Paula J. Gillespie “This place has been so good to me,” 8th grader Gideon Mutua Kioko says about Kibera FM Academy, Kenya. “I have grown up here, and it has been home to me. It is so rare to find green plants in our slum of Kibera and yet we have […]

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Israel’s First Ministerial Candidates

By Pastor Henry September 4, 2014 This is a historical occasion! Before I finished my last lesson tonight one student asked a question: “What do we have to do to be ministerial candidates?” We know these men and this lady. We know their character, their call, their commitment. They have been studying under Pastor Nabil at […]

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Persistence Overcomes

With its wide streets shaded by palm trees and sweeping views across Lake Tana’s shimmering blue water, Bahir Dar has become the foremost tourist destination of Northwestern Ethiopia. Some people even describe the city as the Ethiopian Riviera. Bahir Dar is home to more than 400,000 people and one of Ethiopia’s major universities. It is also home to a Free Methodist church. […]

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