Petition 81388

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Establish Malawi Missionary Conference (81388-CC-NonDis-!)

Whereas, the Malawi district of the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area has requested to become a Missionary Conference, and
  
Whereas, the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area and the General Board of Global Ministries support this request,  
  
Therefore be it resolved that pursuant to ΒΆ587 of the 2004 Book of Discipline, Malawi be accepted as a missionary conference.

Rationale

The United Methodist Church in Malawi has been in existence since 1986.  Currently the church has 18,329 members, 5 ordained elders and 12 local pastors.  Additional candidates are in training for ministry. The ministry of the church is further enabled by persons in missions (PIMS) who serve in the HIV/AIDS...