Modern Missionaries

When we talk of “missionaries," images from previous generations come to mind: people who are exporting culture as well as religion; white people among dark-skinned people; handing out bibles to people who may not be able to read the language they are written in, and more. 

Today's United Methodist missionaries are quite a bit different. Working in more than 60 countries around the world, United Methodist missionaries come from many places and backgrounds and witness and serve in dramatically different locales and cultures. They engage in a range of activities and professions including pas-tors, educators, congregational and leadership developers, regional coordinators for UMCOR, agriculturalists, health coordinators, and doctors. United Methodist missionaries work on such things as the prevention of dis-eases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS, poverty alleviation, conflict resolution and education. We have missionaries in Sudan, working to educate women and girls. We have missionaries in Haiti, working to provide clean water and rebuilt infrastructure. We have missionaries working on sustainable agriculture, and on justice for immigrants. 

This Sunday we are honored to host one of our missionaries, who works with displaced people in Germany. We've asked him to particularly share the current status of Syrian refugees that have fled there. Join us during the Sunday School time to hear from the Miller family.