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UPDATE: 21st World Methodist Conference – 15 weeks

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COUNTDOWN: 15 WEEKS TO GO! We are now just 15 weeks away from the beginning of The 21st World Methodist Conference! See what is in store and what is happening as preparations are being made for this historic gathering! General Secretary Abrahams at UMC General Conference Bishop Abrahams will preach at the UMC General Conference worship service on 17 May from 8:00 – 10:00 am. You can watch it live at https://t.co/gg5tXTJ6OS. Sneak Peek – Rev. Dr. Harold Good (Plenary Day 2) Rev. Dr. Harold Good is a respected peacemaker and the former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland. Hear his

On April 16 at 6:58pm local time, an earthquake registering 7.8 magnitude struck off Ecuador’s central coast at a depth of 19 kilometres, causing widespread damage. The Ecuadorian Red Cross has also mobilized health teams and hospital units, and deployed a National Disaster Response Team to carry out a rapid assessment of the humanitarian needs following the earthquake. Photo by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Prayers for Victims of Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

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On behalf of The World Methodist Council we express our deepest condolences and concern to the families and loved ones of the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on Saturday (16 April) and the twin earthquakes (6.2 and 7.0 magnitude) that hit Japan last Thursday and Saturday. Such natural disasters are a part of the earth we inhabit, yet it is difficult to come to terms with the devastation and loss of life that they bring. We ask the Methodist/Wesleyan family to pray for these two countries as they cope with the great loss and begin the rebuilding