Praying our Way Forward



NOVEMBER 25, 2018

Together, we enter this 27th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 12 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. Beata Kay Ferris, Laity, DAKOTAS North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  2. Rebecca Trefz, Clergy, DAKOTAS North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  3. Alexis Kasole Maloba Ngoy, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  4. Joseph Ndala Mulongo, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  5. Marcel Mpoyo Lenge Masangu, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  6. Adolphe Mukaya Kitenge, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  7. Fernand Mwafi Ntambo, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  8. Bertin Wa Ngoy Kyungu, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  9. Bienvenu Munkana Nkulu, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  10. Ngoy Kazadi Pitshi, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  11. Benoit Mwana Kasongo, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  12. Louis Kasongo Bishimba, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  13. Stanislas Mutombo Ilunga, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  14. Roger Kayashingo Milele, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  15. Homere Kipoila Kilume, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  16. Mwanabute Bondo Nday, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  17. Jonas Mande Mbayo, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  18. Watete Ilunga Mbayu, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  19. Marcel Faliala Kakudji, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  20. Vagris Ilunga Kalangwa Umba, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  21. John Lumbule Ngoy, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  22. Daniel Masimango Mumba, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  23. Phainto Tshilayi Kanonge, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  24. Prudence Kichibi Mukalay, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  25. Gaston Nkulu Ntambo, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  26. Guy Kinkundulu Nyembo, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  27. Dorothee Tulia Abedi, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  28. Hanspeter Ndalamba Katek Kasongo, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  29. Angele Kitenge Kabamba, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  30. Sylvain Kasambay Nday, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  31. Fabrice Mujinga Ilunga, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  32. Betty Musau Kazadi, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  33. Nhoris Ngoy Mbayo, Laity, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  34. Fidele Wa Kayembe Mwema, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  35. Honorine Mwad Mujing, Laity, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  36. Gregoire Numbi Kalenga, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  37. Ildes Kabale Kalwenya Ilunga, Laity, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  38. Arthur Wandulu Banza Nkulu, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  39. Elise Mbuya Ilunga, Laity, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  40. Ben Banza Ilunga, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  41. Emmanuel Dibu Irung Ilunga, Laity, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  42. Flaubert Numbi Kabange, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA Congo Central Conference
  43. Bertine Kyoni Kazadi, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  44. Gypsin Kyenge Nsungu Ilunga, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  45. Didier Banze Banza, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  46. Kasolwa Kandolo Ilunga, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  47. Eli Mukadi Tshiunde, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  48. Maxime Mwepu Mujinga Mbayo, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  49. Tshibaswaswa Godet Kamunga, Laity, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference
  50. Virginie Ndolo Kebele Umba, Clergy, NORTH KATANGA, Congo Central Conference

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Lauren Kjerstad

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff: Karina Lashley – Interpreter

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop John R. Schol of the Greater New Jersey Episcopal Area and his spouse, Beverly Schol
Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Episcopal Area and his spouse, Esther Schnase
Bishop Elaine J. Stanovsky of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area and her spouse, Clinton Stanovsky
Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr., of the Mississippi Episcopal Area and his spouse, Delphine Swanson

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Jasmine Rose Smothers, USA, Georgia, elder,

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
The Rev. Alfred T. Day, III, is now the chief historian for The United Methodist Church and the leader of the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH). This agency gathers, preserves, and disseminates materials on the history of The United Methodist Church and its antecedents. It maintains archives and a library in which the historical records are kept.