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arrow icon. "Do What It Takes"--New Missionaries Challenged 
Yae Eun Kim, a fourth grader from the First United Methodist Church in Flushing, sings at the service, accompanied by Si Hwan Byun on the danso, the traditional Korean flute.

New York, NY, October 12, 2011--A dynamic Korean American church in one of earth's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods was the setting where ten new United Methodist missionaries were sent into the world on October 11.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Children | Education | Evangelization | Family | Global connections | International affairs | Missionaries | Prayers | United Methodist Church | Youth | Focus on Leadership Development | Congo DR | Italy | Kazakhstan | Korea | Mongolia | Palestine | Uganda | Ukraine |
Date posted: Oct 12, 2011

arrow icon. Missionaries and Their Families  
Fresie and Rukang Chikomb

Among the ten new missionaries to be commissioned at the First United Methodist Church in Queens on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, four of the new missionaries--Fresie and Rukang Chikomb, and Eumin and Prumeh Kim--are married couples. Serving as a family with children poses special challenges and opportunities for missionaries.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Children | Education | Family | Global connections | International affairs | Missionaries | Prayers | United Methodist Church | Focus on Leadership Development | Congo DR | Kazakhstan | Korea |
Date posted: Oct 11, 2011

arrow icon. Global Ministries to Focus on Building Relationships at Board Meeting 
Thomas Kemper, general secretary (chief executive) of the General Board of Global Ministries

In addition to standard business meetings, the Global Ministries fall board meeting will include opportunities for worship, building new relationships, and actively exploring new ways to facilitate mission. For the first time, directors will meet at the agency's New York City offices. The semi-annual meeting is scheduled to take place October 10-13, 2011.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Evangelization | Mission opportunities | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Youth | Focus on Leadership Development | Kazakhstan |
Date posted: Oct 06, 2011

arrow icon. Missionaries Prepare to be Sent Into the World 
Candidates for 2011 missionary commissioning

After more than three weeks of training, ten United Methodists will be commissioned and sent to missionary assignments around the world. Global Ministries executive Judy Chung says that the training helps prepare the individuals for the mission field while building a foundation of support.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Evangelization | Mission opportunities | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Youth | Focus on Leadership Development | Congo DR | Italy | Kazakhstan | Palestine | Uganda | Ukraine |
Date posted: Oct 04, 2011

arrow icon. Mission Initiatives:  Starting New Churches Outside the US
Hymns of praise in Mongolia. One hundred six new congregations were started outside the United States in 2009 through a series of United Methodist Mission Initiatives sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries. The 13 initiatives--ranging from Mongolia to Honduras--are what Thomas Kemper, the mission agency's new chief executive, calls "front-line efforts" in pursuit of the denomination's goal of "making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Evangelism | Evangelization | United Methodist Church | Focus on Congregational Development | Focus on Leadership Development | Belarus | Cambodia | Cameroon | Georgia | Honduras | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Moldova | Mongolia | Nepal | Russia | Senegal | Tajikistan | Thailand | Ukraine | Uzbekistan | Vietnam |
Date posted: Apr 08, 2010
arrow icon. Events To Consider United Methodist Future in Eurasia 
Hans Vaxby: Global Ministries Board of Directors Meeting, Fall 2008. United Methodist leaders from three continents will convene in mid-October to focus on the future of the church in Eurasia, a vast area incorporating most of the former Soviet Union.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Evangelization | GBGM programs | United Methodist Church | Focus on Congregational Development | Focus on Leadership Development | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Belarus | Europe | Georgia | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Moldova | Russia | Tajikistan | Ukraine | Uzbekistan |
Date posted: Sep 10, 2009
arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for July 14, 2009 
In Today's Hotline: US: Experiencing the Life of a Refugee CENTRAL ASIA: Health Education US: “Drink it for Justice” DRC: Reviving Samuteb Hospital
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | Emergencies | Finance | Health | Hunger | International affairs | Natural disasters | Refugees | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Congo DR | Kazakhstan | United States |
Date posted: Jul 14, 2009
arrow icon. United Methodism Lives in Small Town in Kazakhstan 
From left: Rev. Yong Chul Shin, Pastor of Immanuel Korean UMC in Marietta, GA, and Kanat Hozhamuratov, Pastor of Zhetigen United Methodist Church in Kazakhstan. Zhetigen, Kazakhstan, January 23, 2009--The 20- member United Methodist congregation in Zhetigen, Kazakhstan, is filled with hope and enthusiasm in the new year.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Globalization | Prison | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Kazakhstan | Russia |
Date posted: Jan 23, 2009
arrow icon. Russia United Methodist Seminary 
Expands into Central Asian Region

The United Methodist Seminary in Moscow is opening an extension campus to provide theological education in Central Asia. The new “campus” will be located at the United Methodist Mission Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Courses by extension will begin in the fall of this year.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Education | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Uzbekistan |
Date posted: Jul 07, 2008
arrow icon. God's Harvest 
Dr. Christiana Koisey Hena is a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church assigned as a project coordinator in Eastern Kazakhstan for the GBGM Health and Relief Unit. She is working to establish a Comprehensive Community-Based Primary Health Care (CCBPHC) program, which trains local health workers to promote better health practices in their communities. I am in Semi-palatinsk (Semey), Kazakhstan, working to establish a program for Comp-rehensive Comm- unity-based Health Care in a number of villages.
Source: New World Outlook
More about: Missionaries | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Kazakhstan |
Date posted: Jan 03, 2008
arrow icon. United Methodist Bible College
 Opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan

In the front, the staff, Dmitri Lee, Viktoria Kim, Dauren Kansultanov, and Kanat Khazhamuraatov. Behind, Bishop Hans Växby and 10 of the twelve new students. In the very front maybe a future student. It is the first such denominational school of its kind in Central Asia, an area where The United Methodist Church is developing new congregations and social ministries. The Central Asia Mission was launched in 2003 and is part of the Eurasia Episcopal Area, led by Bishop Hans Vaxby of Moscow, who was on hand for the school's opening.
Source: GBGM Administration
More about: Bible | Education | GBGM programs | International affairs | UMCOR | Kazakhstan |
Date posted: Oct 05, 2007
arrow icon. United Methodist Growth Continues in Former Soviet Union  
United Methodist congregations continue to spread across the vast expanses of what was once the Soviet Union. In the Sept. 3 issue of his Method-EAST newsletter, United Methodist Bishop Hans Vaxby offered details of the most recent church growth. Vaxby, based in Moscow, leads the United Methodist Church in Eurasia. 
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Communities | Evangelization | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Kazakhstan | Moldova | Russia | Tajikistan | Ukraine |
Date posted: Sep 06, 2007
arrow icon. A Korean-American Church’s Gift to Kazakhstan 
Rev. Joong Urn Kim, (center) senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Flushing, gives a check for $100,000 to Rev. Sam Dixon, deputy general secretary of the Evangelization and Church Growth (ECG) unit of the international mission agency while Jong Sung Kim, church executive with ECG, stands by. The First United Methodist Church of Flushing, Queens, the largest Korean United Methodist church in the United States, have upwards of 1,700 members. Their largeness in numbers is matched only by their largess for mission. On November 16, 2005, The Rev. Joong Urn Kim, senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church, gave the second and final installment of a $130,000 gift to the General Board of Global Ministries to build the church in Kazakhstan.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Christian love | Communities | Donations | Evangelization | GBGM programs | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Kazakhstan | North Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Nov 18, 2005
arrow icon. Korean American Congregation Donates  $130,000 for new Central Asia Mission
Bishop Joel N. Martinez of San Antonio, president of the mission board, and the Rev. R. Randy Day, general secretary, accepted the gift from First United Methodist Church of Flushing, located in the Borough of Queens, New York, of $130,000 to establish a new United Methodist mission center to serve Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries that were once part of the Soviet Union.
STAMFORD, CT, October 19, 2004--A Korean American congregation in New York City is giving $130,000 to establish a new United Methodist mission center to serve Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. The Rev. Joong Um Kim, senior pastor, and lay leaders of the First United Methodist Church of Flushing, located in the Borough of Queens, New York, presented the gift to the General Board of Global Ministries at a meeting of the mission agency’s directors here.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Communities | Donations | GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Mission opportunities | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Kazakhstan | United States |
Date posted: Oct 22, 2004
arrow icon. European delegates prayerfully celebrate European Union expansion 
Eva Csernak (Hungary), General Conference 2004 The United Methodist General Conference took a moment from their demanding meeting schedule to celebrate the opportunities and challenges facing the ten nations joining the European Union today.
Source: General Conference
More about: General Conference | International affairs | Bulgaria | Czech Republic | Estonia | Europe | Germany | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Kazakhstan | Latvia | Lithuania | Poland | Portugal | Slovakia | Sweden |
Date posted: May 01, 2004
arrow icon. European Methodists find common ground at festival 
At first glance, it may be hard to imagine that European Methodists have met together in large numbers only twice: once during the Cold War and then again this summer. But considering everything that has conspired to keep them apart - differences in language, history, culture, church structure and geography, and even politically fraught visa application processes - one begins to appreciate what an achievement the July 30-Aug. 3 European Methodist Festival really is.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Communities | Global connections | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Austria | Bulgaria | Denmark | Europe | Germany | Ireland | Italy | Kazakhstan | Portugal | Russia | Sweden | United Kingdom | United States |
Date posted: Aug 08, 2003
arrow icon. Russian United Methodists extend work to other countries
The United Methodist work that began in the Russian Federation a decade ago has spread to four neighboring countries.
Under the Russia United Methodist Church, congregations have been established in Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Moldova, Bishop Ruediger Minor said in his 2002 Christmas report.

Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Communities | Evangelization | GBGM programs | International affairs | Partners/partnerships | Belarus | Kazakhstan | Moldova | Russia | Ukraine |
Date posted: Jan 06, 2003
arrow icon. GBGM To Explore Preventive Health Care Program For Kazakhstan
A program to help the people of Kazakhstan live healthier lives by fostering steps that head off preventable illness is being considered by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM), at the request of authorities in the oil-rich, central Asian country.
Source: Health & Welfare Ministries, GBGM
More about: Communities | Health | UMCOR | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Kazakhstan |
Date posted: Sep 12, 2001
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