Bishop Ward and the Cabinet are learning to speak Spanish and will be going to Guatemala later in the summer for a week of full culture immersion. Ministry with Hispanic Latino persons is an important focus of the NC Conference.
Gloria a Dios. Glory to God.
I am working to learn Spanish. Along with the other members of the Cabinet, I am in covenant to advance my capacity to speak this beautiful language. Together, the Cabinet and I have received a grant through the Duke Endowment to increase our Spanish facility. We will be traveling to Guatemala for a week of Spanish immersion, staying with families there, studying the language in the morning and engaging in the community in the afternoons. This promises to be an experience that will help us better speak Spanish.
Together, you and I are committed to reaching out as Wesleyan Christians and engaging with all people in our communities. Hispanic ministries are an important part of our life in mission together. We continue to be richly blessed through collaboration, financially supporting our ministries with Latino people through the Duke Endowment, the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries, the General Board of Global Ministries, and the budget of the annual conference. These ministries are financially supported.
Thank you for your continued support of all our life together. The Hispanic Plan of The United Methodist Church is 25 years old this year. I will be traveling with Hispanic leaders and others to Dallas, where at Perkins School of Theology, there will be a great celebration of the forward movement of Hispanic Ministry among United Methodist people.
Gloria a Dios. Glory to God for all that God continues to do among us. Thank you, Gracias, for all that you are doing in ministry with all people in your community. May God be praised.