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Mission Initiatives

 

The 400 Fund: Global MinistriesSince the mid-1990s, the General Board of Global Ministries has organized initiatives that have either renewed or started new mission work that together are responsible for 450 new congregations and thousands of new United Methodists in Eastern Europe, Asia, West Africa, and Central America.

On a regular basis, Mission Initiative participants from around the world come together in consultations to worship, share, testify to the acts of God, encourage one another, and grow in faith. These events are listed on Global Ministries' online calendar.

Related to this work is the In Mission Together program. More than 800 United Methodist churches in the United States are connected to congregations in all parts of the world as mission partners. In these mission relationships new churches are established and existing ones are strengthened. Lay and clergy leaders are trained and affirmed, the hungry are fed, the sick are tended, and those in prison are visited.

arrow Read Mission Agency Launches Effort To Start 400 New Churches by Elliott Wright, October 13, 2008


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Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia represents a special mission situation because five branches of Methodism are involved.
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Cameroon

Cameroon

The Cameroon Mission was established in October, 2005. Pastors and lay delegates from 19 congregations met in April 2006 for the first Annual Meeting of The United Methodist Mission in Cameroon.
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Central Asia

Central Asia

The Central Asia Mission is part of the Eurasia Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church. It has congregations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.
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Honduras

Honduras

The Honduras Initiative began in 1994. Today The United Methodist Mission Church in Honduras is a community of Christ-seeking men, women and children from throughout Honduras who have built 12 growing congregations.
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Latvia

Latvia

The rebirth of Methodism in Lithuania is an amazing story of God's grace and God's people sharing with one another.
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Lithuania

Lithuania

Lithuania gained independence in 1991. In November 1994, a Global Ministries went on a fact-finding mission for traces of Methodism in Lithuania.
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Mongolia

Mongolia

On May 13, 2006, ground was broken for a new United Methodist mission center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The new mission center will house the Chengeltei United Methodist congregation and its mission outreach programs.
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Nepal

Nepal

Rev. Devi Bahadur Bhujel, born and raised in Nepal, began his journey in Christian faith when he heard a radio broadcast about Jesus Christ. As his faith deepened, so did his commitment to serve Christ.
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Russia

Russia

The Russia Initiative, which also includes the Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus, began in the winter of 1991-92. It is a partnership among annual conferences, congregations, and institutions committed to church growth and development.
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Senegal

Senegal

Global Ministries began its work in Senegal in 1989. By mid-2006, the mission had grown to fifteen churches with membership between 30 and 100 at each.
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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Our work in Southeast Asia includes Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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