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2007 Spring GBGM

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Board of Directors, Spring 2007


General Conference 2008

The following petitions were approved in April 2007 by the board of directors to be forwarded to General Conference 2008:


Photos, Story: Mission Volunteers

May 11, 2007
A gathering of photos and comments from the Mission Volunteers Board of
Directors Spring 2007 Meeting.

Mission Agency Approves $1.25 Million in Scholarship Aid for Students from 46 Countries

May 2, 2007
The United Methodist mission agency will grant $1.25 million in leadership development scholarship aid to 250 students from 46 countries in the 2007-08 academic year. The appropriations were approved by directors of the General Board of Global Ministries meeting in Stamford, CT, on April 23-26.

Healthy Child Campaign Seeks Coverage For All Children in the United States

April 30, 2007
Every child in the United States, regardless of immigration status or family income, should have access to comprehensive health and mental health care, according to The United Methodist Church's women's organization.

Always Room at the Mission Banquet:
Rev. R. Randy Day's Address to Global Ministries Board of Directors

April 27, 2007
'To engage in Christian mission and to be reached through Christian mission are both experiences of God's loving grace,' said the Rev. R. Randy Day to the directors of the General Board of Global Ministries; he challenged directors to themselves become emissaries distributing convincing invitations to the 'feast of grace.'

Mission Board to Develop "Branch Offices" In Africa, Asia, and Latin America

April 27, 2007
The mission agency of The United Methodist Church plans to develop branch offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. "We are a denomination global in our attitudes and affections, and the time has come to make this visible in our operational structure," said the Rev. R. Randy Day in his semi-annual address to directors of the General Board of Global Ministries.

Cuban Methodists Thrive But Feel Effects of US Embargo

April 27, 2007
The Methodist Church in Cuba is thriving more than it ever has since Fidel Castro took power in 1959. But actions by the U.S. government have had a negative impact on mission work and ministry between Cuban church members and their American counterparts, according to leaders of Cuba's Methodists.

Gift of Individual Through New Jersey Church Will Provide Mission Center in Nepal

April 27, 2007
The United Methodist Church will have its first mission center in Nepal, the country at the top of the world, through the generosity of an individual church member in New Jersey. Mr. Chang W. Kim of Arcola United Methodist Church, Paramus, NJ, has given $100,000 to the General Board of Global Ministries toward the purchase of a building in Kathmandu to house offices, a congregation, and housing for the pastor. The board will add another $114,000 to the project.

Mission Agency Marks Africa Malaria Day With Worship and New Educational Materials

April 25, 2007
The United Methodist Church's international mission agency marked Africa Malaria Day, April 25, with prayers and the release of new educational material on its comprehensive anti- malaria campaign. The special observance came during the semi-annual directors' meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries, an organization with personnel and projects in more than 125 countries.

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