JULY 1, 2018

Today we enter the fifth week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church, Annual Conferences continue to meet. During each gathering, the Annual Conference will elect or confirm their delegates to the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference to be held in St. Louis. Together we pray for this process.

Below you will find the names to be lifted in prayer this week. Please know that your prayer for each person will have a significant and positive spiritual impact. Thank you for joining this global prayer initiative.

A few of the delegates and alternates to the 2019 General Conference:
1. Philip H. Carver, Lay, Iowa, North Central USA
2. Lilian Gallo Seagren, Clergy, Iowa, North Central USA
3. Norma Morrison, Lay, Iowa, North Central USA
4. Katie Z. Dawson, Clergy, Iowa, North Central USA
5. Rebecca Lea Heeren, Lay, Iowa, North Central USA
6. Brian Kent Milford, Clergy, Iowa, North Central USA
7. John Charles Rothlisberger, Lay, Iowa, North Central USA
8. Barrie Michael Tritle, Clergy, Iowa, North Central USA
9. Darcy Lynn, Rubenking, Lay, Iowa, North Central USA
10. Diane G. Wasson Eberhart, Clergy, Iowa, North Central USA
11. Vernon Craig, Scott, Lay, Iowa, North Central USA
12. Thomas Craig Shinkle, Clergy, Iowa, North Central USA
13. Bushiri Sylvestre Muthoma, Lay, East Congo, Congo CC
14. Ayenda Lolima Veronique Mwayuma, Clergy, East Congo, Congo CC
15. Ngandu Paul Wembokoko, Lay, East Congo, Congo CC
16. Malamba Celestin Lohalo, Clergy, East Congo, Congo CC
17. Senga Cudins Lokale, Lay, East Congo, Congo CC
18. Ngereza Benoit Mahamudi, Clergy, East Congo, Congo CC
19. Kasongo Lukali Prospe Tunda, Lay, East Congo, Congo CC
20. Dissashi Djamba Omba, Clergy, East Congo, Congo CC
21. Tshek Richard, Letshu Lay, East Congo, Congo CC
22. Hilaire Bununu Kibatuli, Clergy, East Congo, Congo CC
23. Nembe Songu Luhahi, Lay, East Congo, Congo CC
24. Mekembe Albert Buimba, Clergy, East Congo, Congo CC

Member of the General Commission of the General Conference:
Mills Maliwa

Member of the General Conference Staff:
Don Reasoner, Director of Translation Services

Members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Frank J. Beard of Illinois and his spouse Melissa Beard
Bishop Ciriaco Francisco of the Manila Episcopal Area and his spouse Restetita

Member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Matt Berryman, USA, Illinois, laity, male

General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
The Rev. Alfred T. Day, III, is now the chief historian for The United Methodist Church and the leader of the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH). This agency gathers, preserves, and disseminates materials on the history of The United Methodist Church and its antecedents. It maintains archives and a library in which the historical records are kept.

If you have not already seen the overview of Phase 3 of Praying Our Way Forward click here to watch this video. In addition, there are other helpful videos from members of the Commission on a Way Forward. The videos released this week include:

Last week, the Commission released four videos. Click here for the list of videos released last week.