Christmas Covenants with Missionaries
As you consider your giving this season, we invite churches to consider a missionary covenant relationship and join more than 20 other Mountain Sky congregations already in a covenant relationship. Most common is support for Kuleto Kutembo and Ken Koume, missionaries serving in East Angola. Mountain Sky congregations are also supporting missionaries in places such as Zimbabwe, Macedonia, and Mexico.
By sponsoring a Global Mission (GBGM) missionary, a congregation reaps the rewards of having relationships around the world and sharing in extending God’s love and care in far-off locations. Missionaries are available to meet with sponsoring congregations via Zoom, video, or coming soon, itineration. You can meet many of them on the GBGM website.
Learn about covenant relationships and review missionaries in service on the Global Ministries websites at https://umcmission.org/covenantrelationships/
Training, commissioning, assigning and supporting missionaries in the United States and around the world have been at the heart of mission since the founding of the first denominational Methodist missionary society in 1819. Missionary support continues to be a missional priority for GBGM.
Today, United Methodist missionaries serve in about 60 different countries in many types of professional careers, including as pastors, evangelists and church coordinators; teachers and educators; doctors, nurses and other health workers; agriculturists; development specialists; community organizers and peace-builders.
Again, we pray your congregations will consider sponsoring a missionary this season of gratitude and Christmas.