OCTOBER 7, 2018

Together, we enter this 20th week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward.  There are 18 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. In this phase, the entire United Methodist family is called to prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church.

Below you will find the names of some of our leaders who will serve as delegates.  Please join us in prayer and fasting for them—that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit in their conduct, their attitudes, and their decisions. For 12 million United Methodist around the world, prayer is the most significant and positive spiritual thing we can do at this important moment in the history of the United Methodist Church. Thank you for participating in this global prayer initiative.
Please invite your family, your small group, your local congregation, your district, and your annual conference to join us in prayer.

Together we pray for a few of the 864 delegates and 200 alternates to the 2019 General Conference:

  1. John Makalu Kaumba, Lay, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  2. Albert Tshiwewa Masengo, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  3. Frederick Mujinga Kakese, Lay, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  4. Pasa Mwongenu Muteba, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  5. Francois Kayemb Chipeng, Lay, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  6. Honore Lyemo Kasongo, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  7. Guy Kyasowela Mambwe, Lay, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  8. Sylvain Tshikala Ilunga, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  9. Fabrice Kalevu Pwisa, Lay, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  10. Daniel Moffat Kabuya Kipembwe, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  11. Simon Kanyempa Tshene, Lay, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  12. Sebego Yangana Sengando, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  13. Therese Kapwibwe Lukenge, Lay, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  14. Jolette Mujinga Kaji, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  15. Rosa Maria Rios, Lay, California-Pacific, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Cedrick D. Bridgeforth, Clergy, California-Pacific, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Kenneth M. Ellis, Lay, California-Pacific, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Thomas S. Choi, Clergy, California-Pacific, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Mele Maka, Lay, California-Pacific Western, Jurisdiction, USA
  20. Patricia Ellen Farris, Clergy, California-Pacific, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  21. JoAnn Yoon Fukumoto, Lay, California-Pacific, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Sandra Kay Olewine, Clergy, California-Pacific, Western Jurisdiction, USA

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Marie Kuch-Stanovsky.

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:  Rev. Gary Graves, Secretary to the General Conference.

Together we pray for a three members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata and his spouse, Greta Hoshibata, of the Phoenix Episcopal Area.
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and his spouse, Felecia Holston, of the Columbia Episcopal Area.
Bishop Kasap Owan Tshibang of the Southern Congo Episcopal Area.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Eben Nhiwatiwa, Africa, Zimbabwe, bishop

Together we pray for one General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
The Rev. Kim Cape, D. Min., serves at the General Secretary of The United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM).  This agency prepares United Methodist lay and clergy leaders to discover, claim and flourish in Christ’s calling in their lives, by creating connections and providing resources to aid in recruitment, education, professional development and spiritual formation. For more information about the Rev. Dr. Kim Cape click here.