The Changing Face of Mission


internetwebhpiconInteractive worship featured at Central Asia Consultation

By Sandra Brands
Last October, when people gathered for the Central Asian Partnership Consultation in Washington, D.C., they worshipped with a congregation thousands of miles away.


In Mission TogetherWhen Helping Hurts: In Mission Together Propose New Ways to Partner in Mission

By Mary Beth Coudal
Mission means helping. Or does it? What happens when mission work hurts rather than helps?


Map of Uganda in AfricaNew Life Program in Uganda

New Life Program in Uganda is bringing physical and emotional healing to formerly-abducted girls in Northern Uganda. 100% of all gifts made through The Advance support the project you designate.


Japan relief efforts pay offJapan’s Christians Active in Quake Relief

By Linda Bloom (UMNS)

While recovery is slow, relief work by Japanese Christians has had an impact. More people willing to go to church and discuss God.


A U.N. gathering provided a reunion for Tomoko Arakawa, right, general manager of the Asian Rural Institute in Japan, and former ARI participants Naw Lee Myar of Myanmar, left, and Judith Daka of Zambia.UMW Reps Outline Rural Women’s Struggles

By Linda Bloom (A UMNS Report)
The theme for this 56th commission meeting is “the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenge.”


Orphanage operated by the East Angola Conference Martha Drummer: Missionary to Angola

by Christie R. House
Miss Martha Drummer was an African-American deaconess sent to Angola by the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS) in 1906.


UN Explores Needs of Rural WomenUN Explores Needs of Rural Women

By Linda Bloom (A UMNS Report)

The challenges and solutions to problems faced by rural women around the globe seem to boil down to a single word: “access.”


Bearing Fruit in Cuba Bearing Fruit in Cuba

By allowing the Spirit to move in creative ways, the Methodist Church in Cuba is dancing, singing, and spreading scriptural holiness over the land. Since 1999, the church has grown from 8,000 to 36,000 members.


Lenten Prayer Calendar 2012Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana Lenten Calendar

Your prayers for the students cover them through their studies, as they prepare to serve. Please also pray for missionaries Becky Harrell and Genilma Boehler and individual volunteers Margie Miller and Judy Kading who serve at the seminary.


Katherine Louise SteeleYoung Adults Committed to Mission and Justice

Deadline: February 19, 2012. US-2 Placement Site Applications and Mission Intern Placement Site Applications (for sites outside the US) are due March 15, 2012. Global Justice Volunteers Candidate Applications are due March 9, 2012. See all.


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