Bethany’s Global Mission Involvement encompasses support for two Global Mission Partners (Dominican Republic and Mujila Falls) as well work with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the United Methodist campaign to Imagine No Malaria. We have also supported the work of David Makobo in Senegal.
Bethany United Methodist Church has supported the Gordon and Ardell Graners’ work for many years, and our relationship as a global mission partner continues with their assignment to the Dominican Republic. Gordon is working with church development, and Ardell is focusing on Christian education, especially Sunday School programs. They are also working with various church camps and Volunteer in Mission groups, as well as projects that address injustice and poverty in the Dominican Republic. Gordon and Ardell are also visiting projects such as ministries with a sugar cane plantation batey. A batey is a community of impoverished Haitians and Dominicans who live and work on the plantation and exist in deplorable conditions.
For updates and the latest news, visit the Graner Family website and blog.
Mujila Falls, Zambia
Paul Webster is a rural economic and development specialist, and co-directs the Mujila Falls Agriculture Center in northwest Zambia. At the farm, men and women of the Lunda tribe learn sustainable and appropriate methods to grow crops and manage livestock. People in a large area benefit from the eggs and plentiful food produced on the farm. Paul also provides support to the small Methodist churches in nearby villages by occasionally preaching and helping with church construction. For more information, visit the Mujila Falls Facebook page.
Click here to see a video about Mujila Falls.