New missionary Joshua Doan from the San Jose Vietnamese United Methodist Church, who is to serve in Malaysia, will be available May 23 to 28 to visit California-Nevada churches. He will be in the San Jose area Monday to Thursday, May 23 to 26, and in the San Joaquin Valley, Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. A visit can be arranged through Howard Parker, Conference Secretary of Global Ministries, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Malaysia in 2002 became host to some 200,000 Vietnamese young adult migrant workers employed in factories and the food and hospitality industries. The Trinity Annual Conference of the Methodist Church responded to the spiritual and social needs of this population in four urban areas: Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Johor Bahru, and Segamat. Services include basic health and legal referrals, language interpretation, and English-language courses. The workers hold worship services in their own language and host congregations invite them for fellowship and special celebrations. To read more about Doan, click here
. United Methodist missionaries like Doan are directly supported by local churches and others through "covenant relationships." To read more about covenant relationships, click here
. Doan and other missionaries are also indirectly supported through the church's World Service apportionments.