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Evangelism
The Rev. Elizabeth McVicker, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, visits and prays with the homeless during the Sunday Fellowship Breakfast. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Utah church welcomes homeless, loves diversity

Small church with big heart supports missions at home and around the world.
Social Concerns
Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan poses with the Rev. Eller Ordeniza, a United Methodist pastor in the Philippines, after Ordeniza was released from jail. The local pastor was among those arrested and detained for two and a half days after trying to rescue tribal children who were fleeing from a village that has been a target of military operations. Photo courtesy of Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan.

Filipino pastor arrested ‘rescuing’ Lumad children

Eighteen people, including the Rev. Eller Ordeniza, a United Methodist, were detained and charged with kidnapping and human trafficking by local police.
Social Concerns
Bishop Felipe Ruiz-Aguilar (center) and United Methodist Global Ministries missionary Yabes Manokaran (left) share communion with migrants during a worship service at El Faro: The Border Church. Photo by Misael Ruiz Lara, Methodist Church of Mexico.

Mexican church helping migrants in Tijuana, Apaxco

Methodist churches are helping provide food, shelter for members of the migrant caravan camped out in Tijuana, Mexico.