Nov 03, 2020 | John W. Coleman

Eastern PA Conference members interested in global mission can learn more directly from missionaries we support through #stillinmission weekly video chats over Zoom, sponsored by the UMC’s Global Ministries agency. Two missionaries supported by churches in our conference will talk about their lives, mission efforts and concerns in this week’s #stillinmission program on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 12 PM.

Kabaka Ndala Alphonsine, Rev. Mutwale Ntambo wa Mushidi, and Barbara Drake

Deirdre Zimmerman (above with family) is a Nutritionist with the Nutrition Program & Consultancy Services and a Consultant Dietitian at Patan Hospital in Nepal. And Mutwale Ntambo wa Mushidi (at right, center) is the Director of Church Development and Evangelism for the United Methodist Church in Tanzania. Three other missionaries serving in other places will join them in this week’s program.

They will each talk to viewers about themselves, their call to mission and their work on behalf of the UMC in their various locations. Through “virtual itineration,” the experimental #stillinmission program allowsmissionaries to visit online with supporters and others interested in their work, unhindered by the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel restrictions.

After some time for plenary discussion on the Zoom call, the individual missionaries will move to separate breakout rooms to talk more in depth about their experiences, challenges and opportunities, while sharing testimonies and answering participants’ questions.

Registration is required for this event. When registering attendees can select Deirdre Zimmerman  or The Rev. Mutwale Ntambo wa Mushidi when answering the question, “Which missionary would you like to hear more from?”

Along with these two missionaries, you can learn from and about others supported by our Conference in previously recorded #stillinmission programs.

The Rev. Lillian “Luky” Cotto, a NationalHispanic Plan (NHP) missionary wholeads the Casa del Pueblo ministry based at Lehman Memorial UMC in Hatboro, appears with other NHP missionaries in the Racial and Ethnic Ministries Panel program. Luky speaks about her life and ministry at 12:36 and 25:55. Learn more about her and support her work through the Advance (Advance # 3021466).

Alsowatch a video and comments by Dr. Mark Zimmerman, who serves at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Nepal. Learn more about Mark and support him through the Advance (Advance # 10908Z).