Mission Stories

Methodists have always been a mission-minded people. Mission involves Christians set by God to and from anywhere who cross boundaries to spread the gospel in word, sign, and deed. Following this understanding, Methodists from all continents, from many nationalities, races, and ethnicities, both women and men, lay and ordained, have organized, supported, and engaged in mission to evangelize; start new churches; work for justice; alleviate suffering; build peace; empower women; train leaders in society; conduct medical missions; start new churches, schools, hospitals, clinics, and printing presses; and witness to the kingdom of God. Share your story with us.

Penzotti, Francisco

Penzotti, Francisco

Founder of Peruvian Methodism Francisco (also known as Francis) Penzotti, an Italian immigrant to Uruguay, encountered American Methodist missionaries as...

Stevens, Thelma

Stevens, Thelma

Champion of Social Justice Thelma Stevens, 1902-1990, became a mission legend across the 28 years (1940-1968) she served as secretary...

Minga Hospital

Minga Hospital

Mission hospital dedicated to caring for mothers The first missionaries sent to Africa by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS),...