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Billie Jean Baker has an apartment now but for about three years had no home of her own and often slept outside Dallas’ Oaklawn United Methodist Church. She recently received a Harry Denman Evangelism Award for helping the church expand its ministry with the homeless. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Evangelism award winner slept outside church

Billy Jean Baker is honored for using her personal experience with homelessness to help Dallas’ Oak Lawn United Methodist Church open its doors wider.
Evangelism
A composite of historical photos from the Korean Methodist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clockwise (from left), The Honolulu Korean Methodist Church, Korean Methodist Mission and the SS Gaelic. Photos courtesy of Christ United Methodist Church, Honolulu, HI. Composite by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

New statistics provide snapshot of Korean United Methodists

The project, 10 years in the making, shows that Korean clergy are younger on average than previously thought and reveals a significant gender gap in appointments to Korean churches.
Evangelism
Mundenda United Methodist Church in the Mutasa Nyanga District of Zimbabwe holds small classes outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic to social distance and avoid the need for sanitizing the sanctuary, which can be costly. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Turning to Wesley’s class model amid pandemic

Churches in Zimbabwe embrace small sessions to keep attendance in check and encourage spiritual growth at home.
Evangelism
The Rev. Rosemary Iseren, pastor of Dirakho United Methodist Church in Busia, Kenya, is preaching to her congregants in their homes and rural villages during the coronavirus pandemic. She dubbed the outreach “D2D,” and other pastors in the region have followed her lead. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan pastors take worship door to door

Rather than livestreaming services, rural church leaders are hitting the road to equip members with the tools they need to fellowship at home during the pandemic.

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