Evangelism

Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Joel Q. Bengbeng (center), superintendent of the Ilocos South District in the Northwest Philippines, is among the United Methodist pastors from the Baguio Episcopal Area who say they have experienced harassment due to their social justice work. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Hinivuu Pecaat.

Filipino pastors fear for safety

Church leaders condemn attempts to intimidate pastors involved in social justice work.
Evangelism
Lydie Acquah (front) joins in singing during the 10th anniversary celebration for the Voice of Hope (La Voix de l’Espérance), the radio station of The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire, at Jubilee United Methodist Church in Abidjan. Acquah is the station’s director. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Voice of Hope radio extends reach in Côte d’Ivoire

Bishop Boni announced the news of a new frequency in Abengourou during a celebration of the radio station’s 10th anniversary.
Evangelism
The Revs. Eddie Rester (left) and Chris McAlilly produce an episode of “The Weight,” a podcast that discusses serious issues facing The United Methodist Church and society at large. Both are pastors at Oxford University (Miss.) United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of “The Weight.”

Podcasts give churches ‘germ-free’ way to minister

Podcasts have grown in popularity for years, and some United Methodists find them an ideal way to minister when meeting in person isn’t an option.
Evangelism
The Rev. Josephat Banda congratulates his new district superintendent of diaspora, The Rev. Stephen Mukata (center), as Mukata’s wife, Perpetua Mukata, looks on at Old Mutare Mission in Mutare, Zimbabwe, during his appointment in 2018. Mukata oversees diaspora in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe church keeps diaspora connected

The Zimbabwe Episcopal Area has planted churches in Australia, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

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