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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.