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23 archived articles posted in 1997 found

5 articles found for May, 1997.

As North Korea slips into the most critical months yet of its food shortage, church leaders are hoping the appointment of a special liaison officer there will help increase aid donations.
Date posted:May 23, 1997

United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert of the San Francisco Area -- who has seen evidence of the famine firsthand -- hopes members of local congregations "would hear the cry from our sisters and brothers in North Korea."
Date posted:May 23, 1997

We are happy to report that most of our church's missionaries have now returned to Zaire, renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the victorious rebel forces of Laurent Kabila. They are in Lubumbashi, where Bishop Kainda Katembo is in residence and is providing episcopal leadership during this time of crisis. Only our missionary pilots remain in Zambia, pending more information on any restrictions on flying.
Date posted:May 21, 1997

United Methodist missionaries have returned to Lubumbashi, Zaire to resume the work of the church under the direction of Bishop Kainda Katembo, episcopal leader of the Southern Zaire Area.
Date posted:May 21, 1997

"People ask why we do it," write Liz and Tom Ryder, United Methodist missionaries who recently began their second term in Zaire, which has just become the Democratic Republic of the Congo, not without danger and bloodshed. "The answer is simple. It is a rare privilege to be part of this new country despite its growing pains.
Date posted:May 20, 1997

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