Watch missionaries tell their stories
United Methodists are missional people – individually and as they support the work of missionaries sent from everywhere to everywhere by the General Board of Global Ministries.
Connecting the church in mission, Global Ministries sends missionaries, including young adults, to collaborate and engage with volunteers; evangelize and plant churches through mission initiatives; address diseases of poverty and global health; and respond to natural and civil disasters.
A new webpage, "Beyond the Anchor Cross," www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/beyond-the-anchor-cross/stories, features videos of missionaries telling their stories of faith and service. The name for the series comes from the anchor cross, which is placed around the new missionary's neck as the person is commissioned. The anchor cross is a symbol in early Christian iconography that serves as a reminder of being firmly grounded in Christ while engaging in God's mission and recalls the travels of early missionaries by boat.
Adapted from the General Board of Global Ministries website, www.umcmissions.org