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Daily Digest - November 27, 2017


"My father, my mother, all of them died. So they take care of me. I tell God, 'Thank you for them.'" 
— John Flomo, who has resided at the Ganta Leprosy and TB Rehab Center since 1966. 

John Flomo, 66, has lived at the Ganta Leprosy and TB Rehab Center since he was 15 years old. The center is part of the United Methodist Ganta Mission Station in Ganta, Liberia. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.Photo by Mike DuBose


Liberian leper colony: A lifetime commitment 

GANTA, Liberia (UMNS) — Fears of leprosy cause many families to shun those with the disease. For almost 100 years now, one United Methodist rehab center has shown them compassion and love. Joey Butler has the story; Mike DuBose has the photos.
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World Council of Churches
WCC leader condemns mosque attack in Egypt

GENEVA (WCC) — The World Council of Churches’ top executive, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, condemned a Nov. 24 attack at a mosque in Egypt that killed more than 300 people, including at least 27 children.
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Holston Conference 
Lake Junaluska regrets segregationist past

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — The Lake Junaluska Assembly Inc. trustees have issued an apology for past discrimination against African-Americans at the longtime Methodist retreat and conference center. The action came in response to a resolution from the Holston Conference. 
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Los Angeles Times
Malibu church pressured to end dinners

MALIBU, Calif. — City officials have called for an end to twice-weekly dinners for the homeless at Malibu United Methodist Church. Officials said the dinners were attracting more homeless people and making the problem worse. Gale Holland reports for the Los Angeles Times.
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Florida Conference
Haitian-born mission fellows head to Detroit

DETROIT — Lynda Sylvain and Grace Okerson crack up when they talk about the coming Detroit winter. The newly commissioned Global Mission Fellows with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries are both Haitian-born Floridians who grew up in the sweltering heat of the greater Miami area. Kari C. Barlow writes for the Florida Conference about the young women’s new ministry. 
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Global Ministries 
#GivingTuesday: Connect passion with mission 

ATLANTA — UMC #GivingTuesday is Nov. 28. Connect your passion with God’s mission by supporting the work of Advance projects and missionaries. Choose from more than 600 UMC-related projects and 300 Global Ministries United Methodist missionaries. Every dollar you give will go directly to the mission and ministry you select.
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Commentary: The church’s news and why it matters 

Commentary: Migration — Personal reflection 



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