UMC Nepal Missionary to Speak

Katherine Parker
UMC Missionary to Nepal
The UMC Global Ministries website offers these introductory remarks of Katherine Parker. She is a missionary with the UMC as a partner of “UMN” (United Mission to Nepal), founded by seven founding denominations in 1954, working in community development in Nepal. Their vision is “Fullness of life for all, in a transformed Nepali society.” She serves as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Advisor with the United Mission to Nepal (UMN).
The UMN work in community transformation is in five areas: education, health, peacebuilding, good governance, and sustainable livelihoods. Katherine has found joy in:
  • Adolescent empowerment, including sexual reproductive health and rights, mental health, and menstrual hygiene;
  • Dignity for migrant workers; and
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
  • Katherine was previously based in one of UMN’s field offices in western Nepal and now works in participatory research across the organization from a base in Kathmandu, where she is also a part of the UMN leadership team.
Katherine is passionate about the process of linking values to action. She believes in telling the stories of our lives and exploring the stories of our faith. These enable us to articulate our shared values and engage in collective action across cultural and other divisive barriers. Together we can progress towards a world where every person can live to his or her fullest potential.

We will be hosting her at our church for a special “All-Church” gathering on Tuesday, June 27th, at 10 am in Centennial Hall. Katherine will offer us a presentation of her ministry and information on how we can participate if we feel led. I hope you will join me in attending, welcoming Katherine, and learning more about what God is doing all throughout the world.
Many blessings,
David 😊

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