Transition to Colombia

The Gómez family is ready to go. Bags are packed, airline tickets purchased and final approval given. On December 27 Ricardo, Beth, Juliana and Jonathan Gómez will leave the U.S. to make Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, their new home. Ricardo, who was born in Colombia, will be returning to his homeland. What comes to your […]

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New Oversight Structure in Europe

From David Roller, for the Board of Bishops On behalf of the Board of Bishops, as an outworking of an ecclesiology that places mission (the missio dei) at the heart of the church, I’m pleased to announce a new oversight structure for the European Area. We have created two regions in Europe; dividing the oversight responsibilities […]

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IF Resources | December 2013 – Giving

Video and stories focusing on Giving Joy Abounding by Jim Wilson, Philippines Have you ever driven a convertible? In the summer of 2012, a pastor loaned us his convertible for three months. Every time I put the top down, I felt joy as my wife, Deb, and I cruised along. Just prior to my experience […]

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Update from the Philippines

Philippines and Vietnam: Continue to pray for recovery efforts following Super Typhoon Haiyan, the storm that has left widespread destruction in central and southern Philippines and parts of Vietnam. The following reports have been received. ICCM: Of 835 sponsored children in the Philippines, only six lived in the worst-hit area. Aid from ICCM has been delivered to the sponsored […]

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Giving Tuesday

The Latin America Area has joined #GivingTuesday. This is a first of its kind effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the holiday giving season by harnessing the collective power of a unique blend of partners–charities, families, businesses and individuals. Coinciding with the post-Thanksgiving kickoff of the holiday shopping season, […]

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Business as Mission

BY JACOB GRADY In the past 15 to 20 years, many mission organizations have begun to focus on business creation as a means for sharing the gospel, as well as meeting physical needs. “Business as mission” (BAM) has many faces and models. At the heart of BAM is the simple, biblical concept of living out […]

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Syrian Refugees Flood Bulgaria

‘Syria has become the great tragedy of this century,’ Antonio Guterres, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, said in a statement, describing the situation in the country as ‘a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.  The only solace,’ he said, ‘is the humanity shown by the neighbouring countries in welcoming and […]

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IF Resources | November 2013 – VISA Ministries

Video and stories focusing on VISA Ministries If You Say “Yes”! by Darin Land, VISA Associate, Philippines My wife, Jill, and I joined a mission team from Kamuning FMC (Philippines) to minister to retired elders of the Philippine General Conference. These retired men and women were among the first converts to Christ through the pioneering […]

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Precious Stones

BY RICK IRELAND, MISSIONARY TO HAITI Pastor Yves Zamor, the father of my very good friend Jean Marc Zamor, recently passed away. I have come to believe that one of the ways God uses such times is to force us to step away from our far-too-busy lives to take a longer look at what is […]

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Caring for God’s Creation

BY ROSE BREWER, SEED CO-DIRECTOR Sometime last year Hermana Gloria Suclli calculated prices. She sent word that she (and therefore SEED) could decrease the cost of the hand woven cloth and leather bags if natural dyes were not used in making them. The lower cost would be nice, but we thought it better to keep […]

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Children’s Missions Curriculum Now Online!

Which European country’s name means “borderland”? What European country is the largest producer of paprika? In which country did the Olympics originate? Missions Alive! – the Free Methodist children’s missions curriculum – uses fun facts like those above, as well as mission stories, missionary information, games, recipes, crafts and other activities, to help children love […]

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His Kingdom Come, His Will Be Done

BY PASTOR BRYCE GRIECO As the Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church (BHFMC) faith family entered 2012, construction of a multi-million dollar facility expansion was well under way. One of the greatest concerns for me as pastor has long been that BHFMC never center our identity or purpose on a structure or physical location. The church […]

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IF Resources | October 2013 – SEED/Micro-Industry

Video and stories focusing on SEED/Micro-Industry Talent from God by Laura, submitted by Becky Crouse, Peru Everything started with a liking for earrings. I always wanted to change something in the ones I bought. I learned the basics of making earrings from others, but I’m sure God put the creative part in me. View the […]

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Reaching the City Starts with Knowing the City

BY ALLISON COVENTRY It was in simple touches throughout the conference in General Roca, Argentina. We were picked up from the bus station on Thursday by a man from the church who was a taxi driver in the city. He greeted us by name, then proudly pointed out landmarks as we drove by. The park […]

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Transition to National Leadership

It has been said a missionary’s job is to work himself out of a job. That’s exactly what is happening in Malawi. Missionary Ryan Willson, along with his family, will leave Malawi in December 2013 after serving as principal of Great Commission Bible School, in Lilongwe for four years. Before his departure, Ryan will train Rev. […]

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From Here to There: Entry Points for Missionary Service

BY DEB MILLER AND BRAD BUTTON How do missionaries get to be Free Methodist missionaries? Yes, God calls them, but what happens after that? How do they really know God called them and it wasn’t the spicy potato chips they ate before bed that brought a fitful night’s sleep with images of Thailand parading in […]

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