Jan. 14, 2005
Tenn. (UMNS) — On Jan. 14, UMC.org, the official Web site of the United
Methodist Church, launched a new online feature package offering
immediate reports from a delegation of mission and communication leaders
who recently arrived in Indonesia.
delegation, which is visiting both northern and southern Sumatra,
including the cities of Medan and Banda Aceh, took 100,000 doses of
antibiotics and anti-diarrhea medicine for use in the recovery.
from UMC.org’s home page, the Indonesia delegation feature includes
print, photo and video reports provided by a team of reporters from
United Methodist Communications. The Rev. Larry Hollon, head of UMCom,
is also sharing his personal accounts of the trip through his Weblog as
part of the reporting.
the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia on Dec. 26, leaders from
UMCom, United Methodist Committee on Relief and the Board of Global
Ministries quickly responded by offering www.MethodistRelief.org, an
online giving opportunity supporting UMCOR’s tsunami relief effort.
Links to MethodistRelief.org, all leadership resources supporting the
denomination’s relief efforts and United Methodist News Service are
included as part of UMC.org’s Indonesia delegation feature package.
addition to Hollon, the delegation includes Bishop Joel N. Martinez of
San Antonio, president of the mission board; the Rev. Randy R. Day,
chief executive of the denomination’s Board of Global Ministries; Kyung
Za Yim, a director and president of the Women’s Division; the Rev. Paul
Dirdak, director of UMCOR; the Rev. David Wu, an Asian specialist with
the mission agency; the Rev. Henry Leono, a pastor in Willingboro, N.J.,
who is a native of Indonesia; Linda Bloom, a reporter with United
Methodist News Service; and Mike DuBose, a photographer with United