Free Methodists in Jordan and other parts of the Middle East are helping thousands of displaced Christians fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL), but they need our help. One small congregation cares for 8,000 refugees. Go to fmchr.ch/bcrfisis for video of Bishop Matthew Thomas sharing how to help.
Free Methodist World Missions Africa Area Director Mike Reynen requests increased prayer for our churches in Liberia and Guinea, where the Ebola crisis is severe. Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal all report one or more cases. The Liberian FM leader reported his next-door neighbor died from the virus. Go to fmchr.ch/fmebola for expanded coverage.
The Board of Bishops is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Garcia to become the first church multiplication strategist employed by the Free Methodist Church – USA. Garcia has been used by the Lord in three substantial and fast-growing churches. He serves the FMCUSA half-time. He began his employment Oct. 1. Go to fmchr.ch/fmgarcia for expanded coverage.
The New South Conference voted Sept. 13 to elect Art Brown as interim superintendent following the death of Superintendent Ron Balzer; his wife, Tammy; and their granddaughter, Hayleigh Fowler, in a traffic collision. Brown previously served as a pastor and stationed superintendent in the conference. Go to fmchr.ch/artbrown for expanded coverage.