Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Invite missionaries to visit your church


Oklahoma congregations can hear firsthand how God is at work around the world when three missionaries visit the state in late August and late September.

1. A Tulsa native and former member of Tulsa-Christ UMC, missionary Mary McKnight Escobar serves in Paraguay as director of a daycare center for young children. The center is in a poor neighborhood of Asunción.

Escobar is available to visit Oklahoma churches between Aug. 24 and Sept. 4.

2. Missionary couple Emmanuel and Florence Mefor will visit Oklahoma churches Sept. 29-30.

Emmanuel is a medical doctor assigned to the Mutambara Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe along with Florence, who is a nurse midwife. Dr. Emmanuel specializes in eye surgery.

The hospital includes a maternity unit, female and male wards, outpatient department, AIDS unit, mother and child health wellness care, rehabilitation, pharmacy, and a school of nursing, as well as an eye unit.

Invite these Global Ministries missionaries to visit your church! Contact Karen Distefano, kririe@aol.com,  918-440-9213, to make arrangements.


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Mary McKnight Escobar, who serves in mission with children of Paraguay, is a native of Tulsa.

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