OCTOBER 28, 2018

Together, we enter this 23nd week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 15 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. Rukang Chikomb, Lay, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  2. Dieudonne Rufum Waranakong Mukaz, Clergy, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  3. Simeon Kasongo Kashala Kambandja, Lay, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  4. Andre Mwayimb A Karumb Chikut, Clergy, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  5. Lutgarde Chiteng Mutombu Kanzal, Lay, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  6. Isidore Mwindamb Kasong, Clergy, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  7. Simon Rubemb Nawej, Lay, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  8. Gaston Kafweta Malezu, Clergy, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  9. Daniel Mbaz Kapwapu Kapend, Lay, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  10. Chijik J. Mupunganan, Clergy, North-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  11. Susanne Thaarup, Lay, Denmark, Northern Europe & Eurasia
  12. Joergen Thaarup, Clergy, Denmark, Northern Europe & Eurasia

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Jorge Lockward.

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:  Brian Sigmon, Editor, Daily Christian Advocate.

Together we pray for three members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Sharma Lewis of the Virginia Episcopal Area.
Bishop John Michael Lowry (Mike) of the Fort Worth Episcopal Area and his spouse, Jolynn Lowry.
Bishop John. K. Yambasu of the Sierra Leone Episcopal Area and his spouse, Millicent Yambasu.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Gregory Palmer, USA, Ohio, bishop.

Together we pray for one General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
The General Commission on United Methodist Men is led by Mr. Gilbert C. Hanke, General Secretary. Gil, a layman, says: “We train and provide resources for local churches, districts, and annual conferences to have a sustained, all-inclusive ministry to, for, and through men that reproduces Wesleyan disciples and promotes scouting as a ministry of the church within their community. We provide training and materials electronically, but we also offer presentations, workshops, and participation at conference, district, and local church events. Our central focus is on Jesus Christ and his church. For more information click here. http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/qa-united-methodist-men