GC2012 Radio: April 25, 2012

It’s the first edition of GC2012 Radio, a new offering from United Methodist News Service for this General Conference. In today’s show,Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn welcomes GC2012 to his city, Bishop Weaver challenges the church, and we hear about the Innovators, a musical group from Zimbabwe. We hope you enjoy it!

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The Rev. David Maldonado. Video image courtesy of IMU Latina (Iglesia Metodista Unida Latina) via YouTube by UM News.

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