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Evangelism
The Rev. Thomas Kim. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News

A lamentation with hope for Afghanistan

Watching the news of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan reminds the Rev. Thomas Kim of time he spent with missionaries there following his brother-in-law’s death in a bombing.
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Innocent Afful (third from left), a Ghanaian missionary who works with orphans and vulnerable children in Congo, has seen his job change during the COVID pandemic. Photo courtesy of Innocent Afful.

Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges

Travel bans and fears of contracting COVID-19 complicated the service of United Methodist missionaries in 2020.
Evangelism
United Methodist missionary Innocent Phrytoil Afful and children from the Kinkole Orphanage display gifts they received from a donor. Afful helps care for 475 children at the orphanage in Kinshasa, Congo. Photo courtesy of Innocent Phrytoil Afful.

Church puts love into action amid pandemic

Global Ministries missionary, AU students among those assisting vulnerable communities in Congo and Zimbabwe.
Evangelism
The Rev. George E. Ogle (center) in an archived July 4, 1971 photo in front of the Soongeui Methodist Church in Incheon, Korea, where he was a clergy member. Next to Ogle is the Rev. Ho-moon Lee (elected as a bishop of the Korean Methodist Church.)  File photo courtesy of Soongeui Methodist Church in Incheon, Korea.

Former missionary to South Korea dies at 91

A well-loved missionary, the Rev. George Ogle, was honored earlier this year by the government of the Republic of Korea.

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