Phillipines Jurisdiction

Mission and Ministry
Church leaders and supporters pray with United Methodist missionary Miracle Osman (center, wearing white shirt) upon her arrival in Lilongwe, Malawi, after she was allowed to leave the Philippines. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Last of detained missionaries arrives home

Miracle Osman, a United Methodist missionary, is greeted in Malawi by family and church members after leaving the Philippines.
Social Concerns
A cross with candles calls for justice and peace at a prayer vigil led by the Rev. Francis Fajardo at Wesleyan University-Philippines for slain mayor, Ferdinand Bote. Bote, mayor of the General Tinio in Nueva Ecija province, was gunned down July 3. Photo courtesy of Clarafe Gonzales & Sergio Arevalo.

United Methodist mayor shot dead in Philippines

Filipino United Methodists strongly condemn the July 3 killing of Mayor Ferdinand Bote.
Mission and Ministry
Tawanda Chandiwana is greeted by Russell Rusike, a fellow Zimbabwean Global Mission Fellow, at the airport in Harare, Zimbabwe. Chandiwana arrived home from the Philippines, where he had been detained since May 9. Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS.

Detained missionary arrives home in Zimbabwe

Missionary held 56 days in a detention center in the Philippines arrives home in Zimbabwe.
Mission and Ministry
United Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana (left foreground) is embraced by Thomas Kemper, head of the denomination’s Board of Global Ministries, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, after Chandiwana was released from a detention center and allowed to leave the country. Photo by Mendoza Adrian.

2 of 3 detained missionaries leave Philippines

Two of three United Methodist missionaries have left the Philippines and a third is hopeful she’ll be allowed to leave soon.

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