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Mission and Ministry
Admiral Brett Giroir, lead federal coordinator for coronavirus testing, takes his turn speaking at a March 16 White House briefing that includes President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House coronavirus task force. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Giroir has received supportive emails and text messages from fellow members of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen.

COVID-19 testing czar gets home church support

As a top federal official in the fight against the coronavirus, Admiral Brett Giroir appreciates emails, texts from Dallas’ Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.
Evangelism
The Rev. Lev Shults plays a traditional horn in the Senate of the Czech Republic during the International Bible Championships. Shults is pastor of Agape United Methodist Church, a Russian-speaking church among 23 local parishes of The United Methodist Church in Czechia. Photo by Urs Schweizer, Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe.

Prague pastor goes ‘where God sends me’

Among the 23 local United Methodist churches in the Czech Republic is one Russian-speaking church. What does it mean for its pastor to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world?
Local Church
The Rev. Frances Helen Foley Guest speaks at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., after receiving a distinguished alumni award in June 2002. The three and a half years she spent in a Japanese prison camp with her missionary parents helped shape her ministry. File photo by Kenneth J. Guest.

For this pastor, storytelling became a ministry

The late Rev. Frances Helen Guest used her early experience in a Japanese prison camp to create a lifetime ministry promoting peace and justice.