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A Catalyst for Hope

Rev. Dr. Kim Reisman
Executive Director
World Methodist Evangelism

As a connection point for the worldwide Methodist Wesleyan family, World Methodist Evangelism enables our global partners to support one another for a stronger witness to the transformative love of God in Jesus Christ. In the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, WME is standing in the gap for ministry to refugees. WME’s ministry, Connect419 provides a channel for funding to support the work of our partners in Ukraine, Romania, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. To date we have received over $35,000. These funds have gone to provide housing and other needs for refugees who have fled Ukraine, along with specific help for orphans. We have also been able to provide medical, food, and others supplies for those remaining in Ukraine.

Though we have strong partners in Slovakia and Czech Republic, our strongest partnership is with the United Methodist Church in Romania where significant work is being done in collaboration with the United Methodist Church in Ukraine. You can follow much of the work by visiting the Light from Light UMC – Sibiu Romania Facebook page at

If you would like to support this important work, please visit the World Methodist Evangelism website.

Pastor Cristian Istrate greets Ukrainian children at Light from Light UMC in Sibiu, Romania

Church members from Ukraine and Romania meet at the border to deliver medical and other supplies.

Medical and other supplies are delivered from Romania to the Ukraine border.