Southeast District

The Dream

On October 22, 2022, Africa University (AU) marked their 30th anniversary with much celebration and a contingent of Hoosier United Methodists in attendance. Bishop Julius C. Trimble and Conference Superintendents Rev. Dr. Santa Maiko, Rev. In Suk Peebles, Rev. Mitch...

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January 2023 Newsletter

A Call to Responsibility and Transformation One of my favorite passages in the Bible I often draw strength from is chapters 31-34 of Deuteronomy, known as the Song of Moses. In these chapters, I find his words take wings and soar into a song of the integrity of God’s...

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Newsletter September 2023

We laughed, we sang, we couldn’t believe our good fortune…  God was so wonderful to us; we are one happy people. Psalm 126: 2-3 (the Message version)     I kept my cell phone (an iphone 6, very old) until March 2023, when it shut down—the same phone for 9 years....

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Mission Trip to Kenya—What a joy it has been!

In July, just a few weeks ago, three college students and eight adults from Indiana—myself included—took a trip to Kenya, almost 8,000 miles away from Indianapolis.  After a two-day long journey from Indy, via Charlotte, then via London, we finally arrived in Nairobi,...

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Newsletter May 2023

Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 1: 13.   I will cut to the chase. When the Israelites ate the Passover meal with their loins girded, it meant with...

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Africa University 30th Year

For my November newsletter, I am sharing with you a very special celebration that just took place in Africa. I attended and want to fill you in on this powerful Methodist story.   Africa University (AU)’s 30th anniversary celebration and the inauguration of its...

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