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Praying for the UMC

January 8, 2019

 

Prayer Theme: The Poverty of God

 

Together, we enter this 33nd  week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are six 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. Martha Ensley Stokes, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  2. Thomas Martin Berlin, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  3. Warren Randolph Harper, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  4. Meredith Leigh McNabb, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  5. Shirley Marie Cauffman, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  6. Jane Denise Honeycutt, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  7. Nathaniel Leon Bishop, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  8. Clarence Rutherford Brown Jr., Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  9. Virginia Leigh Greer, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  10. Tammy Lynn Estep, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  11. Darlene Van Camp Amon, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  12. Theodore Smith, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  13. Joyce Cecile Winston, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  14. Ileana Rosario, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  15. Gene Dwight Mims, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  16. Peter Mason Moon, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  17. Elizabeth Nicola Christian, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  18. Richard Kendall Soulen, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  19. Alison Marie Malloy, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  20. Mark Victor Ogren, Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  21. Marshall Siddons Bailey, Laity, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  22. Robert Emory Vaughn Jr., Clergy, Virginia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

  23. Nibron Galadima Haruna, Clergy, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  24. Tanko Lawrence Ayuba, Laity, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  25. Habila Balasa Bala, Laity, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  26. Gladys Maisule Apson, Laity, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  27. Eunice Musa Iliya, Clergy, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  28. Ande Ikimun Emmanuel, Clergy, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  29. Sheriff Isaac Simon, Clergy, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  30. Thomas Azanchi Bakawe, Clergy, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  31. Luka Bitrus, Laity, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  32. Abel Nemuel Lamido, Clergy, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  33. Ishaku Bagudu Nuhu, Laity, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  34. Joyce Madanga, Laity, Southern Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference

  35. James Charles Nibbelink, Laity, Desert Southwest, Western Jurisdiction, USA

  36. Daniel D. Hurlbert, Clergy, Desert Southwest, Western Jurisdiction, USA

  37. Marie Louise Kuch-Stanovsky, Laity, Pacific Northwest, Western Jurisdiction, USA

  38. Mary Kohlstaedt Huycke, Clergy, Pacific Northwest, Western Jurisdiction, USA

  39. Donald L. McCammon, Laity, Yellowstone Western Jurisdiction, USA

  40. Tyler Flint Amundson, Clergy, Yellowstone Western Jurisdiction, USA

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference:
Samuel (Duncan) McMillan, IV.

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:
Francey Hooton – Page & Marshall Coordinator.

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Ciriaco Francisco and his spouse Restetita Francisco of the Manila Episcopal Area
Bishop David Graves and his spouse Nancy Graves of the Alabama-West Florida Episcopal Area
Bishop Grant Hagiya and his spouse Jan Hagiya of the Los Angeles Episcopal area
Bishop Laurie Haller and her spouse, Gary Haller, of the Iowa Episcopal Area
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, President-Designate of the Council of Bishops; and her spouse, Dean Harvey, of the Louisiana Episcopal Area

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Alfiado S. Zunguza, Africa, Mozambique, elder.

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
The Rev. Kim Cape, D. Min., serves at the General Secretary of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). This agency builds capacity for 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.

 

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