So, you’d like to support a missionary but don’t know where to begin!
Consider a Covenant Relationship with one of our Global Ministries Missionaries. Over 300 UMC missionaries serve in over 60 countries. Individuals and churches by partnering with a missionary and to provide financial, spiritual, and emotional support.
Your church can begin a Covenant Relationship by establishing a financial goal of $5 per member per year. Individuals can Covenant with a missionary for only $500 per year. Apportionments only provide 38 % of the funds needed to support missionaries in the field. A full 28 % comes from donated gifts through the Advance. Another 23 % comes from invested funds; 11 % comes from partner agencies.
A Covenant Relationship is much more than a financial commitment. It is a dynamic relationship where you and the missionary pray for one another and communicate regularly. When you Covenant with one missionary, you are supporting the entire United Methodist missionary community on their behalf and in their name.
To read Individual Missionary Profiles or get help in selecting one to support, visit the Global Ministries web site: http://www.umcmission.org/Explore-Our-Work/Missionaries-in-Service/Advanced-Search. To complete a Covenant Relationship Form, visit http://www.umcmission.org/forms/Covenant-Relationship/The-Advance-Covenant-Relationship.
To Read More about Global Ministries missionaries currently supported by the NC Conference, click on the links below:
Mozart Adevu (Advance #13996Z)
Ellyn Dubberly (Advance #3021818)
Gary Locklear (Advance #982955)
Rosanna Panizo-Valladares (Advance #3019710)
Vickie Sigmon (Advance #982916)
Victor Taryor (Advance #3019571)
Shirley Townsend-Jones (Advance #982995)
Mary Zigbuo (Advance #10721Z)