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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IF Resources |September 2013 – Sent/Missionary Appreciation

Video and stories focusing on Sent/Missionary Appreciation A Truly Pastoral Visit by J.R. Crouse, Peru Over the last several years I’ve built a friendship with the people of Ayas, a little farming community about 30 minutes from where we live in Tarma. Life among the 20-some families is centered on raising dairy cows, sheep and […]

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I know. I am precious!

BY LAWANDA BULLOCK, WOMEN’S MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, PRESIDENT Five women’s conferences in four cities in India, during the three weeks of September 23 to October 15 (2012), kept the U.S. Women’s Ministries International (WMI) team traveling, praying, teaching, mentoring and encouraging women from villages throughout India. Women from west, central and east India, many of whom […]

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Crisis in Egypt

Early Wednesday morning, August 14, the Egyptian military moved to disburse the ongoing protests by the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood and other supporters of ousted President Morsi had previously refused to disperse until Morsi was returned to power. In response to the military’s action, large scale rioting and attacks have begun […]

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The Good Work of the Gospel

BY DR. JEFF JOHNSON MEN’S MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR In his last letter of the New Testament, the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2). The Apostle Paul […]

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God’s Perfect Timing

BY PHYLLIS SORTOR, NIGERIA About four years ago, Rev. Mathias Emenike and his wife, Nse, who were called to plant a new church in Enugu, rented a piece of land and, with their own money, erected an open-sided, roofed structure on that land and began the first FMC in Enugu. The church quickly grew with many children and […]

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FM Work Begins in Israel

A Free Methodist church planting network is beginning in the Galilee region of Israel (Nazareth, Cana and Tiberias) among the densely-populated Arab communities. The ministry will be based in Nazareth and is registered with the government under the name of Olive Branch Ministries. The work is led by Pastor Nabil, a graduate of  Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky. Pastor Nabil […]

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IF Resources | August 2013 – Affiliate Partners

Video and stories focusing on Affiliate Partners Can One Life Change a Village? by Ryan Willson, Malawi Imagine the possibilities! What would happen if we listened to the Spirit of God? What doors would open? What could happen in our world and lives if we sought to live by faith and not fear? Could you […]

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Persistent Witness

BY DR. PAUL OLVER Ricardo Guerrero was born and grew up in Valdivia, Chile. He attended high school at a Catholic seminary with the assumption he would go on to study for the priesthood. Instead, Ricardo became a young communist leader during a tumultuous period in Chile’s history. Along the way, he met Christ and […]

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Ken and Letty Myers begin JESUS Film Ministry

“The rural area is semi-arid. The local people survive mostly as pastoralists – herding their flocks of sheep, goats, cattle and even camels. Although the roads are more like paths and there is no running water or electricity, the people here get by fine.” This is how missionary Ken Myers describes the Samburu people who dwell […]

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FMC Elects New Bishops

Burundi Rev. Nzigo Onesphore, who has served as executive secretary for the FMC in Burundi and as a lecturer at Hope Africa University, was elected Fri., May 24, to serve as the new Bishop in Burundi. A consecration service was held Sun., May 26. Bishop Onesphore will complete the term of Bishop Elie Buconyori who […]

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IF Resources | July 2013 – Leadership Development

Video and stories focusing on Leadership Development Driven by Vision by Rick Ireland, Haiti The opening day of classes was a week away, and leaders of Haiti Providence University were making final preparations for their first class of students. I found myself in the midst of an amazing group of Haitian leaders – leaders driven […]

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Global Studies Intensive – Thailand and Myanmar

December 27, 2013 – January 10, 2014 GSI is a multifaceted, multicultural and multigenerational missions training event. Over the years the worldwide Free Methodist Church has grown exponentially. North Americans don’t necessarily get to glimpse the excitement of what this means. Nor do they get to hear gripping stories of God at work, or see […]

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Europe Alive Sunday – July 28, 2013

Europe Alive! is how we think of what is happening in major cities across the continent. People who have never experienced lives of faith are coming to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and their lives are being transformed. Ministries are being established to help single mothers, the homeless, the poor, and people […]

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