National Mission Institution News and Resources
Give Yourself by Kim Jenkins
03/12/2011 During this Lenten season, may each of us examine the condition of our own hearts, humbly seek God's mercy, and shower mercy on others through the giving of ourselves to help meet their needs.
And Also Much Cattle by Thomas Reppart, Epworth Village, York, Neb.
03/11/2011 Why does God care for whom he cares? Why for so much of the time does God's job description seem to be to rescue the perishing, care for the dying? Just how does God snatch them in pity from sin and the grave? Why did Jesus weep o'er the erring one, lift up the fallen? Why should I tell the poor wanderer a Savior has died?
A Friend in Mission is a Friend Indeed by Harriett Jane Olson
02/16/2011 A UMNS Commentary: United Methodist Women members and other members of The United Methodist Church will be responding to the gospel call to service through the Change the World Weekend on May 14-15. We recognize that mission is not only about contribution but also about companionship, not so much where we are but who we are in that place, not the mere completion of a project but a side-by-side journey of faith.
Atlantic Street Center Celebrates 100 Years by Darcy McInnis
02/01/2011 In 2010, Atlantic Street Center—a youth-focused social service agency in Seattle, Washington—celebrated 100 years of service to the city’s citizens. The center began life in 1910 when it was founded by two young women. One was a teacher; the other, a nurse; and both had been ordained as deaconesses by the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Susannah Wesley Community Center Plays Key Role in Human Trafficking Case by Catherine Heggarty, with Sonya Chung-Hirano and Dominic Inocelda
01/07/2011 The biggest human trafficking case in U.S. history is currently in federal court in Honolulu, Hawaii. A United Methodist Women–affiliated mission, the Susannah Wesley Community Center played a major role in helping the victims.