Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church commissioned its latest class of young adult Mission Fellows at a service in the sanctuary of Grace UMC in Global Ministries Atlanta headquarters on August 3.
The 46 young people are truly fulfilling Global Ministries' vision of "from everywhere, to everywhere." Among this group are missionaries going from The Philippines to Mozambique, from DR Congo to Brazil, from Singapore to Germany, from South Korea to Barbados, and crossing the world in dozens of other directions.
Thomas Kemper welcomed the gathered congregation, noting that the service marks the historic first Global Ministries consecration in Atlanta. United Methodist agency leaders, North Georgia and South Georgia Annual Conference staff members, pastors and members of local churches and family and friends of the young adults were present.
North Georgia conference leaders participated in the special service, beginning with Rev. Kate Floyd, pastor of Grace UMC, who read scripture, Dr. Albert Mosely, president of Gammon Theological Seminary, who was preacher, and Bishop Woodie White, Bishop in Residence at Candler School of Theology, who commissioned the young missionaries.
Two of the Global Missions Fellows commissioned are from North Georgia. Trisha Manns will serve in South Korea and Jessica Stewart will serve in South Africa.
Global Missions Fellows are young adults, ages 20-30, who commit to two years of mission service to engage with local communities, connect the church in mission, and grow in social holiness.
This class includes missionaries who will serve as educators,chaplains, agriculture trainers, peace and justice workers, field coordinators and poverty liaisons, and in many, many more mission roles.
"These servants are yours and they are ready to go," prayed Bishop White.
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