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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    GBGM missionaries make a difference in Israel and Palestine

    October 2, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


    General Board of Global Ministries Missionaries the Rev. Alex Awad and his wife, Brenda, have volunteered in Israel/Palestine for the past 26 years. The couple recently returned to the Upper New York Conference – the couple served as peace and justice educators in upstate New York from 1990 to 1991 – to share their experience through the years in Israel/Palestine.

    Both teachers from Georgia, the two have dedicated their time to teaching at Bethlehem Bible College – founded by Alex’s brother – in Jerusalem. The college, which also functions as a community center, offers Bible classes and Christian study, and has tour guide and mass media programs.

    The Awads have been sponsored by The United Methodist Church for 26 years and are able to continue their missionary service with the help of apportioned funds, which make ministries of the Church possible.

    TAGGED / Communications / Ministry Shares

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."