Missionaries coming to Louisiana!

April 14, 2014

United Methodist missionaries are sent to the ends of the Earth, and even to the Louisiana Annual Conference. Seven missionaries from five locations will be the guests of churches here in Louisiana this summer. They are available to tell their story at your church.

To host a missionary, a church will be responsible for their housing, meals and local travel. Hosts must be willing to begin a relationship and find ways to support the missionaries.

Visiting the Louisiana Conference will be:

Willie Berman, Mexico; visiting June 29-July 2 and late July; Willie plans to participate in a VBS in Farmerville and visit as many churches as possible; will have his trailer with him and is collecting school kits; contact Rev. Ricky Willis at to schedule a visit with Willie.

Helen Camarce, treasurer of Cambodia and Southeast Asia Missions; Helen will be in Louisiana Aug. 2-18 on her first visit here; contact Charels Reynolds to schedule her visit at your church at

Becky Harrel, mission interpreter for the South Central Jurisdiction; Becky has served in Chile and Costa Rica before returning to the states; current role is to assist annual conferences and local churches to participate in global mission; will be in Louisiana Aug. 27-31. To make arrangements with Becky, contact Rev. Ann Sutton at

David and Cindy Ceballos, Panama; visiting Sept. 17-23; have worked in Barcelona, Spain and have received Louisiana teams during their stay in Honduras; contact Vicki Sydboten for information on this connection at

Elizabeth and Eric Soard and their three young children; will make an Advent visit to Louisiana, Dec. 1-13; currently serve in Tanzania, where they plant churches and develop ministries for women and children. To make arrangements with Becky, contact Rev. Ann Sutton at

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