Meet two Global Ministries Missionaries

by | Nov 18, 2022 | East District Newsletter, Global Ministries, South District Newsletter, UMC News

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Global Ministries is the international mission, humanitarian relief and development organization of The United Methodist Church. It works with partners and churches in more than 115 countries to equip and transform people and places for God’s mission. Global Ministries connects congregations, conferences, other organizations and individuals to extend their mission outreach by sending missionaries, supporting evangelism and church revitalization, providing humanitarian relief led by the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and improving the health of communities and individuals around the world.

Drs. Osías serves as the Regional Coordinator of Curriculum and Small Group Leadership Development. Desiree Segura-April serves as the Resource Person for Children at Risk Ministries for Latin America & the Caribbean. They are both currently living in Honduras and serving as regional missionaries of the General Board of Global Ministries for Latin America & the Caribbean.

They are excited to partner with God’s mission through facilitating trainings, workshops, and retreats for pastors and lay-leaders of the Methodist churches and partner organizations of this region. Desiree’s role is to equip partner churches and organizations for mission with children-at-risk, helping them to develop holistic ministries, create safe sanctuaries and child protection policies, and implement creative Christian education models. Osías’ work is focused on discipleship and spirituality ministries, congregational development, and theological education, including coordinating theological continuing education for pastors in Central America.

Osías holds a Doctor of Missiology degree and has served as professor of missiology in seminaries and universities in the US, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. From 2013-2016 he served as president of the Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Dominican Church in the Dominican Republic. Desiree holds a PhD in Intercultural Studies and has served as a Children’s Pastor; as an Assistant Professor of Children at Risk at Fuller Theological Seminary; and as Online Faculty for Asbury Theological Seminary and Lancaster Bible College.

They are the proud parents of Nikolas, the most amazing eleven-year-old on the planet (they realize they might be a bit biased). Nikko is in fifth grade at Discovery School in Tegucigalpa, where he plays and learns with children from 22 countries (61% Honduran and 39% international). He loves playing soccer and video games, traveling with his parents, and hanging out with his friends.

Thank you for partnering with us in the work God is doing in Latin America & the Caribbean!

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