NOVEMBER 18, 2018

Together, we enter this 26th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 12 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. 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. Evaristo Chabuka, Laity, East Zimbabwe, Africa Central Conference
  2. Givemore Chimbwanda Clergy, East Zimbabwe, Africa Central Conference
  3. Khuliswa Thyra Masiso, Laity, SOUTH AFRICA PROVISIONAL CONFERENCE, Africa Central Conference
  4. Betty Spiwe Katiyo, Laity, West Zimbabwe, Africa Central Conference
  5. Forbes Matonga, Clergy, West Zimbabwe, Africa Central Conference
  6. João Manuel da Graca, Laity, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  7. Francisco Bernardo Neto, Clergy, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  8. Rita Maria Curimenha, Laity, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  9. Jorge Manuel, Clergy, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  10. Maria De Fátima Kopo, Laity, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  11. Adilson Leitão Almeida, Clergy, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  12. Juscelina Domingos Baião, Laity, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  13. Manuel João André, Clergy, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  14. Manuel Figueiredo, Laity, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  15. Eva Sebastiao Cosme, Clergy, WESTERN ANGOLA, Africa Central Conference
  16. Olgierd Krzysztof Benedyktowicz, Laity, POLAND, Central and Southern Europe Central Conference
  17. Andrzej Jacek Malicki, Clergy, POLAND, Central and Southern Europe Central Conference
  18. Petar Zafirov, Laity, Serbia-Macedonia Provisional, Central and Southern Europe Central Conference
  19. Claude Mukund Katut, Laity, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  20. Gregoire Mwasakachiza Tshinevwa, Clergy, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  21. Patrick Mukanda Tshikunka , Laity, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  22. Clement Chijika Kongolo, Clergy, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  23. Peniel Mutombo Irund Kasongo, Laity, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  24. Charles Itunda Longena, Clergy, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  25. Emile Chikanda Mundji, Laity, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  26. Jean Claude Kayombo Maleka, Clergy, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  27. Esther Muvula Museng, Laity, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  28. Jean Tambulananga Momo, Clergy, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  29. Henri Kanyimbu Kashala, Laity, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  30. Rosalie Mwamb Kawang, Clergy, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference
  31. Christine Kapend Musumb, Laity, LUKOSHI Cong,o Central Conference
  32. Oliver Izwela Sakanono, Clergy, LUKOSHI Congo, Central Conference

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: James Haun

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff: Raquel Perez-Molloy – Assistant Business Manager of  General Conference

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Gary Mueller of the Arkansas Episcopal Area and his spouse, Karen Goodman Mueller
Bishop Jeremiah Park of the Harrisburg Episcopal Area and his spouse, Lisa Park
Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., of the Great Plains Episcopal Area and his spouse, Maria Saenz

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Robert Schnase, USA, Texas, bishop

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
Barbara Boigegrain has served as the chief executive officer and general secretary of Wespath (Formerly The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits) since 1994. She oversees all fiduciary services and administrative. This agency oversees and administers the pension and benefits programs of The United Methodist Church.