Church Leadership
The Rev. Dr. Tori Butler (right) speaks with the Rev. Martha Orphe who contracted sarcoidosis from breathing contaminated air while cleaning out dozens of churches after Hurricane Katrina. Zoom video image courtesy of the Rev. Butler via YouTube.

Hollering for Change: Self-care and the “ministry of rest”

The Rev. Martha Orphe, a United Methodist clergywoman from the Louisiana Conference, shares with Rev. Dr. Tori Butler how prioritizing her ministry over her wellbeing led to a serious health condition.
Mission and Ministry
Jordan Wagaman (left) instructs challenge campers June 29, before they try their hand at archery at Innabah Camp and Retreat Center in Spring City, Pa. The campers are taking part in a week-long camp for adults with developmental disabilities. Photo by Jim Patterson, UM News.

Enjoying a ‘kindness bubble’ at camp

Adults with developmental disabilities need a vacation like everybody else, so Camp Innabah does it eight weeks a year each summer, providing activities like archery, an obstacle course and swimming.
Mission and Ministry
Bishop Chungsuk Kim (front row on left), senior pastor of Kwanglim Korean Methodist Church, met with mission consultation guests from The United Methodist Church and the Korean Methodist Church at Global Ministries’ headquarters in Atlanta, Aug. 15-17, 2022. Photo by Cindy Brown.

Korean Methodists continue work for reunification

The Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula will be in August, after being postponed for two years due to COVID-19. Bishop Chungsuk Kim discussed preparations for the event.
Faith Stories
Ghanaian missionary Innocent P. Afful (center in yellow), who worked with orphans and vulnerable children in Congo, speaks with some of his charges. Afful died April 17 at age 49. Friends and colleagues say he had a passion for social ministry and a welcoming spirit. Photo provided to UM News in 2021 by Innocent Afful.

Missionary remembered as a light for vulnerable children

Innocent P. Afful, a missionary with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, died April 17 at age 49. Friends and colleagues say he had a passion for social ministry and a welcoming spirit.

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