Praying Our Way Forward December 9 - 15


DECEMBER 9, 2018

Prayer Theme: Hope in God
Together, we enter this 29th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 10 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. Yava Alain Kabwita, Laity, South-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  2. Ilenga Jeannette Kanama, Clergy, South-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  3. Avul Josue Kashal, Laity, South-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  4. Kamwimba Marie Jeanne Zinga, Clergy, South-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  5. Ikuku Cliff Katsheka, Laity, South-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  6. Tshijika Remy Musolo, Clergy, South-West Katanga, Congo Central Conference
  7. Pierre Mutamba Kasongo, Laity, Tanganyika, Congo Central Conference
  8. Ntambo Wa Mushidi Mutwale, Clergy, Tanganyika, Congo Central Conference
  9. Alphonsine Moma Kabila, Laity, Tanganyika, Congo Central Conference
  10. Emmanuel Kasonga Panda, Clergy, Tanganyika, Congo Central Conference
  11. Alphonsine Ndala Kabaka, Laity, Tanganyika, Congo Central Conference
  12. Eric Nkulu Kalumba, Clergy, Tanganyika, Congo Central Conference
  13. Kaumbu Londwa Nsenga, Laity, Tanganyika, Congo Central Conference
  14. Jacqueline Mwayuma Ngoy, Clergy, Tanganyika, Congo Central Conference
  15. Gregory Tyler Best, Laity, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Kimberly Dunnam Reisman, Clergy, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Allison Christine Curts, Laity, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Richard Anthony Alstott, Clergy, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Edwin A. Fenstermacher, Laity, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  20. David K Neckers, Clergy, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  21. John Scott Anders Lomperis, Laity, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Lisa Dianne Schubert Nowling, Clergy, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  23. Amy Louise Land, Laity, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  24. Russell Abel, Clergy, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  25. Leanna Kay Zimmerman, Laity, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  26. Mitchell H Norwood, Clergy, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  27. Doris Faye Clark, Laity, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  28. Beth Ann Cook, Clergy, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  29. James H Ottjes, Laity, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  30. Cynthia Jean Reynolds, Clergy, Indiana, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  31. Obed Bupe Mulonda, Laity, Zambia, Congo Central Conference
  32. Robert Shakikupe Kilembo, Clergy, Zambia, Congo Central Conference
  33. John Chikuta, Laity, Zambia, Congo Central Conference
  34. Laishi Bwalya, Clergy, Zambia, Congo Central Conference
  35. Cathrine Kadima, Laity, Zambia, Congo Central Conference
  36. Daiman Mainsa, Clergy, Zambia, Congo Central Conference
Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Gary Graves
Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:
Beth Steed – Office of the Secretary of General Conference.
Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward of the Raleigh Episcopal Area and her spouse, Mike Ward;
Bishop Mark Webb of the Upper New York Episcopal Area and his spouse, Joy Webb;
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett of the Birmingham Episcopal Area and her spouse, Lee Padgett;
Bishop John Wesley Yohanna of the Nigeria Episcopal area and his spouse, Asmau Yohanna.
Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Debra Wallace-Padgett, USA, Alabama, bishop
Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
Dan Krause was elected in 2015 to lead the General Commission on Communication (UMCOM). He is a seminary-educated, former corporate marketing with a combination of business savvy, a heart for meaningful work and experience in teaching a team about the spirit of service. To learn more about Dan, click here. To learn more about how the work United Methodists do together transforms the world and provide local churches with tools, resources, and training to equip them for communications ministry, click here.