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Miracles in Angola!

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Icel Rodriguez

6/1/2015

Some of you know that last December I was referred to an oncologist to follow up on three suspicious small breast tumors. I decided to seek medical attention in Cuba and thanks to the Angola President’s Daughter-in-law and the Florida Conference of the UMC, my trip was made possible and my medical expenses paid for. A week after arriving in Cuba and just before visiting with the head doctor of the Cuba’s Cancer Research Institute, I stopped by the Episcopal office of the Methodist Church in ...


Missionary Carmen Melendez itinerates in Florida

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

5/18/2015

Carmen Aracelis Meléndez is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as director of training, promotion, and interpretation of Give Ye Them to Eat, a ministry of the Methodist Church of Mexico in the State of Puebla. She is married to Alejandro Rodriguez, a Global Ministries Individual Volunteer who serves with her in the GYTTE ministry.   Give Ye Them to Eat (GYTTE) serves an impoverished rural area, offering community-based and direct ...


CCW goes to Japan

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Icel Rodriguez

4/10/2015

Last summer, a team of 5 from the CCW - Campus to City Wesley Foundation In Jacksonville, took a trip to Japan to participate in ministry with Florida missionary Jonathan McCurley and his wife Satomi at the Asian Rural Institute (ARI). David Sandlin, team leader, shares his experience.


God is calling us! Are we listening?

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

1/27/2015

By Sandi Goodman, 1/27/15


Life transforming experiences

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

1/12/2015

Teenagers representing several churches in the South West and North West districts go to a Youth Conference at Camp Canaan and visit sister churches in Cuba. Read their inspirational testimonies here.


Missionaries available for church visits in early 2015

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

12/15/2014

In early 2015 two missionary couples with covenant relationships in the Florida Conference will be in the US for itineration. When these missionaries travel through our conference, they are available to visit not only their covenant churches but also other churches that are interested in hearing firsthand what God is doing around the world through missionary service.   The Rev. William Llanos Zúñiga and his wife, Rev. Rocio Barcenas, are missionaries with the United Methodist General Board of ...


GCFA decision does not affect support for ministry in East Angola

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

12/1/2014

span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#333333">On Nov. 21 the General Council on Finance and Administration board decided that this finance agency will withhold funds from East Angola Area Bishop Jose Quipungo’s episcopal office until he provides “a satisfactory episcopal office” audit.  The General Conference, the denomination’s top policymaking body, requires bishops’ offices to submit to an audit each year based on approved International Standards on Auditing.  ...


Giving Tuesday

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

11/18/2014

On December 2, United Methodists once again are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. Global Ministries will allocate matching funds dollar for dollar up to the first $1 million in gifts to Advance projects received online on December 2, 2014, between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EST. A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching ...


Missionaries from Zambia itinerate in the Florida Conference

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

11/10/2014

Delbert and Sandy Groves, missionaries serving in Zambia with the General Board of Global Ministries, will be available to visit churches in the Florida Conference through the end of March 2015.


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