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Pat Watkins is committed to the environment.Q&A: UM Missionary Called to Serve God's Creation

The Rev. Pat Watkins was a missionary with Global Ministries who, serving in Africa, found a further calling as an environmentalist. His current Global Ministries appointment has him as executive director of Caretakers of God’s Creation.


Equiping Leaders to Train New Leaders.Africa Theological Education Initiative Benefits Students

Global Ministries contributes to the Africa Theological Education Fund, to increase access to theological education for the increasing number of pastoral leaders in the United Methodist Central Conferences of Africa. 


These young men and women served as US-2 Missionaries.Young Missionary: Go Ahead, Tell Me No!

Brinna Kolitz, who grew up in the New Milford UMC, was commissioned in August 2011 along with 25 other young adults who are serving as UM missionaries in the United States and overseas.


Cote d'Ivoire United Methodist ChurchIvorian Officials Welcome Church Leaders

By M. Isaac Broune (UMNS)
Côte d’Ivoire officials welcomed a United Methodist delegation for a series of meetings that explored ways in which the church could support rebuilding efforts.


Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu The World of Mission and Evangelism Experiences Big Changes

The CWME met in Ghana to commemorate their 50th anniversary and mark the profound changes in Christian mission. Also read New WCC Statement on Mission and Evangelism in Process.


Wesley CenterJapan Relief Efforts Pay Off

By Linda Bloom (UMNS)
When northern Japan was devastated by last March’s earthquake/tsunami, the Rev. Michiko Nishinosono knew she had to do something to help.