Petition 81431

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New Episcopal Area in Mozambique (81431-CC-NonDis-!)

      The Africa Central Conference moves that the Mozambique Area is split to create a new area within the present Mozambique Area becoming the Northern Mozambique Area and the Southern Mozambique Area. We believe this change will allow the Mozambique Annual Conferences to better fulfill their mission of strengthening the local church for the purpose of “making disciples of Jesus Christ” for the transformation of the world. Further, we request that a bishop is granted to the thus created new area.
      

Rationale

We believe that the needs of the United Methodists within Mozambique can better be met if two areas exist in the country. We believe that creating a new area will also allow for better supervision in Mozambique a as the distances become shorter a communication more effective. Although being in...