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Although Chechen children are not in their home country, they maintain their culture by continuing to perform the Baku traditional dance.
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Missionaries mentioned in this issue
Nancy Carew
Priscilla Legay Jaiah
Helen Byholt Lovelace
Curtis Daniel Upton
Angelita Valino
Lamberto Valino
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Welcoming the Stranger

Unexpected Guests: Inviting Table Fellowship with Newcomers 
by Nancy Lanman
The Baltimore-Washington Conference’s new bishop, John R. Schol, has challenged conference members to change the culture of our ministries to reflect our values and vision as disciples of Christ. In our increasingly complex ... (continue)

The Strangers in Our Midst: 
Asylum Seekers and Migrant Workers

by Joan M. Maruskin
The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:34) ... (continue)

I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me—in Many Ways 
by Susan Wersan
Since World War II, United Methodist congregations have provided caring communities ready to welcome refugee families to their new homes. Refugees have suffered grievous losses of homeland, family, friends, and community. ... (continue)

Refugees Find Peace, Hope in Nebraska 
by Paul Hadley
Sokiri Swana Wani Kose, age 44, and his wife, Puru Legge Sule, 31, left Sudan nearly five years ago, trading battlefields, famine, and economic uncertainty for the hope of a peaceful future.... (continue)

Keeping Hope Alive 
by Guy Hovey
Ever since humankind was able to wield power and weapons there have been conflicts over territory, which creates refugees. The wars we see today have their origins steeped in the past— no one group of people is innocent—virtually ... (continue)

Life in Darfur 
by Marc S. Maxi
Recently, the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s Nongovern- mental Organization (UMCOR- NGO) established a Sudan National Office in Khartoum and a Field Office in Al Daein, South Darfur.... (continue)

For in You My Soul Takes Refuge 

Refuge was a concept familiar to the Israelites of the Old Testament. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses was told by God to “Speak to the Israelites, and say to them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall select cities to be cities of refuge for you, so that a slayer who kills a person without intent may flee there. The cities shall be for you a refuge from the avenger, so that the slayer may not die until there is a trial before the congregation.” (Numbers 35:10–12). ...(continue)

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A Priceless Difference
A Quest for Citizenship
God's Universal Call to Missionary Service
Poster: Here I Am, Lord: Missionaries of The United Methodist Church
Six Vignettes of United Methodist Missionaries Around the World
Remembering the Forgotten: UMCOR's Work with Refugees in the South Caucasus
Mission Memo
Reader Response
Bulletin Inserts on Mission
Can Your Congregation Sponsor a Refugee Family?


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