World Church News October 2018

The Methodist Church
October 2018

World Church Relationships
The Methodist Church

A Life-changing experience in Rwanda

by Jasmine Yeboah, Methodist Youth President

I saw the film Hotel Rwanda in my RE class in secondary school. As I sat with tears in my eyes, I asked the Lord to allow me to visit Rwanda one day.

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“Stretching brotherly hands”


Residents of Sialam village in Chin State, western Myanmar have been badly hit by famine – the knock-on effect of unusual weather last year, which caused crop failures amongst all the farms in that part of Myanmar.

Villagers were forced to migrate or sell valuable property to feed their families.

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¡Muchas gracias!


This lovely poster (pictured) is a collective ‘thank you’ from the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico to the Methodist Church in Britain.

When hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean last September, the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico was one of our most badly affected Partner Churches.

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MWiB President visits South Pacific


In July, Sandra Goodwin, the President of Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB), spent 16 days in Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

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East meets West

Over the summer, the Methodist Church in Britain played host to four theological scholars from China: ‘Peter’ Yuan Shiguo, Ms Wang Jiawei, ‘Robin’ Luo Chengzan and Ms Chen Qirui (‘Cherry’).

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Barry Sloan is new Europe Coordinator


The Revd Dr Barry Sloan has been appointed to the role of Europe Regional Relationship Coordinator in the World Church Relationships team.

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