Freedom Summit July 10-11, 2015

Human trafficking is a symptom of a much bigger problem: our communities are broken. Therefore, while we must serve with compassion at the margins, we also need to work to re-create community. The Freedom Summit is a gathering that focuses on community, hope and healing – not action, but community-based action. An engaged discipleship. Join […]

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Transformed Life: Philippines

by Christine Sauder 2 Timothy 4:1b-2a, “I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season …” Eden Collantes, now 18 years old, is the youngest of nine children. She grew up in a neighborhood called Smokey Mountain Village in Butuan City, Philippines. One might picture Smokey Mountain Village to be a beautiful […]

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Overcoming Poverty and War

by Dr. Norman Wetterau Affiliate Partner: CAHO In the early 1960s, Free Methodist missionaries were invited to help the fledgling FMC in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) establish schools and medical work. In the past 40 years, Nundu Deaconess Hospital, several other small hospitals and more than 30 outlying clinics have provided medical services […]

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Moon-Shot Thinking in Asia

by Eric Spangler, Asia Area Director A good friend of mine sent me a web link last year to a YouTube video called “Moonshot Thinking.” If you watch it, you might find yourself thinking quite differently with me about ministry. Most companies strategize about how to take their organizations to the next level. Moonshot thinking says, “What can […]

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Generosity in Haiti

by Rick Ireland, Paul Olver and Becky Crouse The Puit Blain Free Methodist Church in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, breaks all the stereotypes. This fast-growing congregation recently held 40 days of revival meetings, with services every day, morning and evening. Approximately 600 attendees crowded an unfinished ground level sanctuary with at least 200 more […]

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New Spiritual Home

by Júlia Tóth, Budapest, Hungary shared by Szilvia Sz, November 2014 The story started three months ago when I finally decided to visit the church on Villanyi Street, Budapest. One day as I was surfing the web, a page opened up. I looked at it really briefly, and I had the impression that this must […]

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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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