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Adoption dream is within reach for DRC orphan

By Christina Cavener, Special Contributor Surrounded by smiling faces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Brittany Burrows and I ask the orphans, “What is something you would like to pray for?” Over and over the children respond, “I want to give thanks to God for being alive.” No concerns, just giving thanks. Finally a child […]

UM agencies join call for peace in Congo

By Linda Bloom and Pierre T. Omadjela, United Methodist News Service NEW YORK—To call attention to continuing human rights atrocities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, United Methodists and others traveled recently to the United States and Canada to promote a petition for peace. They also testified before a U.S. congressional subcommittee and met in […]

West Ohio Conference rides the crest of the missional wave

By Melissa Hinnen, Special Contributor… “God has got to be super happy,” Bishop Bruce Ough emotionally declared after a miracle offering at the West Ohio Annual Conference. By the close of the June 10-13 meeting in Lakeside, Ohio, the conference had raised more than $1 million for the Wings of the Morning aviation ministry. That […]

Congo family performs at General Conference

By Elliott Wright, UMNS… TAMPA, Fla.—Four brothers and a sister from the Congo took the United Methodist General Conference to its knees and brought it to its feet as they sang “O Happy Day . . . when Jesus washed my sins away.” The five Kamana children, ranging from 9 to 21 years of age, […]

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