Covenant Relationship – Supporting a Missionary
We have recently begun to support Kristen Brown , a missionary in Palestine. She is serving as coordinator of interpretation, education, and advocacy through the Methodist liaison office in Jerusalem. – See more at http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/Brown-Kristen
Churches partner with a missionary when they enter into a Covenant Relationship. This partnership is much more than a financial commitment. It is a dynamic relationship where the church and missionary pray for one another and communicate regularly. By deepening its own awareness of the struggles and triumphs of the missionary, the congregation participates in a work that is truly connectional.
History of our Covenant Relationships —
In January 2008 we began to support John Yambasu, a United Methodist Missionary in Ghana. Along with several other churches we have agreed to financially support Reverend Yambasu via a Covenant Relationship.
In December 2008 Reverend Yambasu was elected Bishop of Sierra Leone. Since he will no longer be serving as a missionary, we have chosen to support Dr. Eduardo Maia, who served through the Global Health program as a physician and surgeon with Chicuque Hospital in Chicuque, Mozambique. We supported him for three years.
In 2013 we have decided to support P. Kim. She is serving as co-director of the United Methodist Mission Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan with her husband, the Rev. E. Kim. For more info, check out the Missionaries site at umcmission.org