Praying Our Way Forward December 2-8

DECEMBER 2, 2018, Prayer Theme: Active Waiting

Together, we enter this 28th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 11 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. John Makalu Kaumba, Laity, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  2. Tshiwewa Albert Masengo, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  3. Mujinga Frederick Kakese, Laity, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  4. Mwongenu Pasa Muteba, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  5. Chipeng Francois Kayemb, Laity, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  6. Lyemo Honore Kasongo, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  7. Kyasowela Guy Mambwe, Laity, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  8. Tshikala Sylvain Ilunga, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  9. Kalevu Fabrice Pwisa, Laity, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  10. Kabuya Daniel Moffat Kipembwe, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  11. Kanyempa Simon Tshene, Laity, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  12. Yangana Sebego Sengando, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  13. Kapwibwe Therese Lukenge, Laity, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  14. Mujinga Jolette Kaji, Clergy, South Congo, Congo Central Conference
  15. Lewis Dunn Nicholls, Laity, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  16. William T Arnold, Clergy, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Janis N. Brown-Thompson, Laity, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Thomas B Grieb, Clergy, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Linda U King, Laity, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  20. Maxie D Dunnam, Clergy, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  21. John Rees Denham, Laity, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Iosmar Alvarez-Alfonso, Clergy, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  23. Michael B Watts, Laity, Kentucky, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  24. Jean G Hawxhurst, Clergy, KENTUKentucky, CKY Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  25. Faye Blanch Christensen, Laity, Minnesota, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  26. Judith Kreager Zabel, Clergy, Minnesota, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  27. David Branch Nuckols, Laity, Minnesota, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  28. Woojae Im, Clergy, Minnesota, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  29. Laszlo Vukszta, Clergy, Ukraine-Moldava Provisional, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  30. Vasylyna Babych Kohutka, Laity, Ukraine-Moldava Provisional, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  31. Beverly Ann Guy, Laity, West Michigan, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  32. Kennetha J Bigham-Tsai, Clergy, West Michigan, North Central Jurisdiction, USA

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference:
Bishop Thomas Bickerton.

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff: Isabelle  Berger – Interpreter.

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor of the Holston Episcopal Area and her spouse, Rusty Taylor;
Bishop Julius C. Trimble of the Indiana Episcopal Area;
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett of the Birmingham Episcopal Area and her spouse, Lee Padgett.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Leah Taylor, USA, Texas, laity, female

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) challenges United Methodists to work in areas of important social concern and develops resources to inform, motivate, and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society. From the spring of 2014, the General Secretary of Church and Society has been the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe (click here to learn more).