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Symbols of Lent - cross, palm leaves, nails, crown of thorns.
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Lent 2006
A selection of devotionals and other resources inspired by this season.


arrow icon. Easter Leads to Mission 
The empty tomb. Easter celebrates God’s steady, undying love for the world and its people as revealed in Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world….” (John 3:16)
Source: GBGM Administration
More about: Christian love | Easter | Jesus Christ | United Methodist Church | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 15, 2006
arrow icon. Sacred and Imperishable 
Rev. James Dwyer shares a story with children. When I look at the recollection of the events around the resurrection of Jesus in Mark 16, I am aware all evidence says that the gospel originally ended with verse 8. The remaining verses were someone’s effort to add important stories from the other gospels and a few questionable views from elsewhere to “complete” a gospel that some, at least, felt was too open­ ended.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Bible | Christian love | Easter | Jesus Christ | Lent | United Methodist Church | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 15, 2006
arrow icon. The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree 
In Palestine: Along the way there are two trees, one an olive and one a fig, that have forced their way up through the concrete and stone, rooting themselves stubbornly and fastidiously along this main road as if to remind people, “I am here. I have been here for centuries. Even your concrete can not kill me!” Some Easter thoughts from Janet Lahr Lewis, United Methodist Missionary in Palestine.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Agriculture | Communities | Environment | Human rights | International affairs | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Violence | Methodism | Israel | Palestine |
Date posted: Apr 14, 2006
arrow icon. A Man Died 2000 Years Ago on a Wooden Cross 
Wall Around Bethlehem in July,2005. A man died 2000 years ago on a wooden cross. He was condemned as a criminal but to this day millions honor the man crucified and cherish the crucifixion. ... Every Good Friday and throughout the year, thousands of followers of Christ retrace the path through which he carried his cross.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Christian love | Easter | Jesus Christ | Lent | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Israel | Palestine |
Date posted: Apr 14, 2006
arrow icon. Breaking Bread Around the World 
A feast of love served in rural Guatemala. Maundy Thursday. A day of serious reflection and prayer. Perhaps silence for some. Perhaps you will ponder about the conversation that took place at the Last Supper, about friendship, betrayal and farewell. For a different view, let’s the ‘breaking of bread’ in communities around the world.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Bible | Christian love | Easter | Jesus Christ | Lent | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 13, 2006
arrow icon. The Last Hurrah!
 Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Doreen Boyd, GBGM missionary in the Caribbean, shares her thoughts on the Palm Sunday story.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Bible | Jesus Christ | Lent | United Methodist Church | World |
Date posted: Apr 10, 2006
arrow icon. What is Clean and What is Unclean?
 That is the question....

A leading Christian scholar and theologian and his professor wife receive the traditional New Year greeting in their home from missionaries Sonia and
Dwight Strawn.
Sonia and Dwight Strawn, GBGM missionaries in Korea share a Lenten Message.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Bible | Christian love | Communities | Education | Jesus Christ | Lent | United Methodist Church | South Korea | Korea |
Date posted: Apr 03, 2006
arrow icon. Jesus Feeds the Hungry
 Fourth Sunday of Lent

Wilma Dunbar, Missionary in Waveland, Mississippi, shares some Lenten thoughts.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Christian love | Lent | Mission opportunities | Missionaries | Natural disasters | Prayers | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Methodism | South Central U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Mar 27, 2006
arrow icon. The Forsaken
 The Third Sunday in Lent: Psalm 22

Crickett Nicovich, Mission Intern, works with children in Cape Town, South Africa. “Don’t stay far away, Lord! My strength comes from you, so hurry and help” (Ps 22:19). There is hope in the Lord. As you remember Jesus’ struggle in the desert and Gethsemane, as you yourself struggle during this Lenten Season, remember those who struggle around the world. Remember the children and others affected by HIV/AIDS.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: AIDS/HIV | Children | Christian love | Health | Lent | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Advance | Africa | South Africa |
Date posted: Mar 20, 2006
arrow icon. A Farmer's Stories of the Kingdom 
Mozart Adevu is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving in Accra, Ghana, West Africa as the Africa Regional Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture and Development Program for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). William Zawolo is from Pledeye, a village about 10 miles from Ganta. An experienced farmer, responsible for his wife, 5 children and perhaps an extended family, he complained when I met him about the lack of imported chemical pesticide and fertilizer. He was convinced that this was responsible for the high incidence of pests and crop disease on his land. ...
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Agriculture | AIDS/HIV | Children | Communities | Education | GBGM programs | Missionaries | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Youth | Partners/partnerships | Africa | Ghana |
Date posted: Mar 13, 2006
arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline, March 07, 2006 
UMCOR Emergency Response In Today's Hotline: Kenya: Famine Relief Burundi: Kayero Health Center Georgia: UMCOR Recognized by US Embassy UMCOR: One Great Hour of Sharing
Source: UMCOR
More about: Advent | Easter | Emergencies | Health | Hunger | Natural disasters | One Great Hour of Sharing | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Africa | Burundi | Georgia | Kenya |
Date posted: Mar 07, 2006
arrow icon. For Jesus, People are the Point 
Top: Latvia young campers enjoy new swing at Camp Wesley; Center: Liberia cake decoration class; Bottom: Bolivian vegetable vendors. Lenten Devotion by Carol Gulatt, Deaconess and High School Teacher in Alabama.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Christian love | Education | GBGM programs | Lent | World |
Date posted: Mar 06, 2006
arrow icon. Lent in Ukraine 
Lent and Easter in Ukraine. Ash Wednesday Devotion from United Missionaries, Fred and Stacy Vanderwerf, who work in Ukraine. They are Based in L'viv–located in the Eurasia Annual Conference (part of the larger United Methodist Northern European Central Conference).
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Christian love | Easter | GBGM programs | Lent | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Ukraine |
Date posted: Feb 28, 2006