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International Conference of The Wesleyan Church

International Conference of The Wesleyan Church

May 12-15, 2019 International Conference of The Wesleyan Church Hilton Barbados Resort Bridgetown, Barbados Register here Arrival: Before 3pm, May 12 Conference Begins: 5pm, May 12 Conference Ends: 9pm, May 14 (Departure: anytime, May 15) Global Partners Area...
United Wesleyan flips second house to benefit missionaries

United Wesleyan flips second house to benefit missionaries

United Wesleyan Church (UMC) in Easley, South Carolina, has successfully purchased and flipped its second house in two years to support overseas missionaries. The first house, flipped in 2016, netted $25,000 in support of local missionaries stationed in Austria. The...
Blindsided and grateful

Blindsided and grateful

One October night in 2006, my wife blindsided me* with this question: “What would you think if God wanted us to be missionaries?” I had never considered that possibility before and was not ready to consider it then. “Why in the world would God want us to do that?” I...
Next: explore who you are in God’s mission

Next: explore who you are in God’s mission

Young adults are often pulled in two directions. Sometimes they hear, “delay ‘adulting’ and go have a grand adventure.” Other times, they feel pressure, “go figure out your place in the world and find a stable career.” These mixed and opposing messages can lead to a...
Missionary and pastor learn that God is enough

Missionary and pastor learn that God is enough

I am a Global Partners missionary in Haiti. I struggle, sometimes daily, with what role I have in God’s global plan and wonder if I am making a difference. Living around and being friends with many missionaries, I am surrounded with stories. Wow, the stories. Such...
Wesleyans assisting Guatemala volcano victims

Wesleyans assisting Guatemala volcano victims

On Sunday, June 3, Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire (Volcán de Fuego) erupted, engulfing communities in its path and causing thousands of people to be displaced from their homes. A downpour and more volcanic activity to date has made recovery and rescue efforts challenging...
Choosing Nepal

Choosing Nepal

“When is it OK to put me first?” This was the question presented to my wife, Saundra, and me in a recent conversation. Our response? Our lives are not our own to do with as we wish. We were meant for a much bigger purpose than accumulating things and simply enjoying...
Uganda: a new beginning

Uganda: a new beginning

January 18-20, 2018, marked a new beginning for The Wesleyan Church of Uganda. The First National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Uganda was held in Busia, Uganda. The conference was led by Rev. Lucas Hamirie; Dr. Alfred Kalembo, national superintendent of the...
The Wesleyan Church responds to Papua New Guinea earthquake

The Wesleyan Church responds to Papua New Guinea earthquake

Global Partners and World Hope International are responding to the impact of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake, dozens of aftershocks and landslides on February 26 and 27 that devastated Papua New Guinea (PNG). According to Reuters and Associated Press news reports, the...
Fergusons sense new calling

Fergusons sense new calling

After 29 years of faithful service with Global Partners, the missions arm of The Wesleyan Church, Jarvis and Sue Ferguson sense God moving them in another direction. As a young girl, God put in Sue’s heart the dream to serve him as a missionary nurse. God clearly...
Amplified Leaders equips women pastors

Amplified Leaders equips women pastors

Women called to pastoral ministry throughout the world deserve to be equipped to fulfill that call. One such woman, Gloria Reyes, faced challenges as a single woman in ministry serving in her local church in Columbia. She wasn’t able to get the guidance she needed to...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Children’s director wins teacher of the year award Carolina Fraser Inman, a...
Giving religion a good name

Giving religion a good name

Religion. This word invokes a wide range of negative reactions and emotions in our culture today. It is common to hear the word “religion” followed by the word “hypocrisy.” With all the negative connotations surrounding religion, is it even possible to have a religion...
Fat Faith!

Fat Faith!

When North Americans hear the word “poverty,” many times the immediate thought that comes to mind is a lack of money or wealth. But why? Why do we assume that poverty refers to money? Yes, a component of a poverty-stricken land is a lack of monetary means. By these...
The Tale of a Coffee Cup

The Tale of a Coffee Cup

*Names changed for security. New in Albania and wanting to get to know the people in my neighborhood, my heart leapt when I heard a woman’s voice calling to me, “Pershendetje (Greetings!),” initiating friendship with me, a stranger. Next came the question which I...
Mongolian Wesleyan pastors ordained

Mongolian Wesleyan pastors ordained

Ankha is a pastor in Ikh Tamir, Mongolia, but this is not where she expected to end up. After high school, she left her village to go to the city 10 hours away to attend a university for engineering. Influenced by her pastor, she transferred schools and began Bible...
​Amplified faith

​Amplified faith

“God is doing things that are outside our categories of ‘normal.’ A while back, we met with a middle-aged woman who, years before, had become desperately ill and was dying in a hospital. She saw a man dressed in white beside her bed who comforted her...
One Sunday, two firsts

One Sunday, two firsts

National Church Multiplication Sunday, June 4, marked two interrelated firsts. A denomination-wide emphasis on church plants and revitalizations, and the first time John and Shanda Croft worshiped in their new church home, Crosstown Fellowship Church, in Port St....
​A marriage transformed

​A marriage transformed

Stephen and Ruth Ziraba had a difficult marriage relationship. Ruth had problems with demons. She came from a family that was demonized. She was chosen to be the next witch doctor in her family. She was so tormented that she took a chance and went to a pastor for...
Storying: Mozambique

Storying: Mozambique

Mendoncia’s baby wails. The teacher frowns. Students turn in their seats. Mendoncia scoots her plastic chair and moves to sit on the tile floor in the doorway to nurse her baby. Teaching continues. The child starts babbling. Other students turn and frown. She...