Global Missions

Go therefore and make disciples

Matthew 28:19

Why to the Ends if the Earth?
With a relentless pursuit, God longs to bring all humanity to a saving grace of Jesus Christ,
and he wants to do it through us.

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of ALL NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey ALL THINGS I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you ALL THE DAYS, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20. 

Mission efforts

Thailand NOW

Pioneer Pastors Program--planting churches in
unreached counties in Thailand
Blessing Home Centers--saving and protecting
children  from being trafficked in the
child sex  and drug trades
Abundant Life Savings Group Program--weekly
gatherings to save money together and learn
 to manage money with Biblical principles
Go directly to their website below. 

Mike & Sherri Morrissey

Pastors Mike & Sherri Morrissey are Ordained Elders in the Kentucky Annual Conference.  They have served in Thailand since 2006.  Their mission is to train and resource Christian leaders in Thailand to plant vibrant, self-sustaining churches in unreached areas of Thailand, and to promote mercy ministries which break the bonds of poverty and human trafficking.


Thailand Now is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, 100%
funded through generous gifts made by individuals,
churches, and foundations.
You may donate by Mail or Online.
Send a check to Thailand Now in the mail to:
Thailand Now P.O. Box 56 Mannsville, KY 42758.
If you want your donation to be designated to a
certain ministry or missionary, please indicate the
designation  in the memo line on the check. Giving
by sending a check in the mail makes sure that
100% of your donation goes
 to the mission and there are no fees.

Letters From Around the Globe

From El Salvador
 Cathy Mejia’s bother expresses his gratitude to Paris First United Methodist Church.

Dear members of the Paris Methodist church, Paris, Ky:
I, Eliseo Elias, would like to express my most sincere note of appreciation for the continuous blessing that I receive every Sunday.
I am especially grateful for the peace and reflection it is given in each service, not only with the music ensemble, which is genuinely to be instruments of God.
The Paris Methodist church has demonstrated that all members of the church ministry have a personal commitment with the LORD our GOD primarily, the church and the community.
The Paris pastor, members of the church ministry, and congregation, have also emphasized the care, the dedication, and the final goal… to do the best in the service of God a GIFT for everyone to receive… in the city. and abroad.
God has given this congregation, Ministry members, and pastor, a talent for the delivering of Gods message: It is clear for me that I perceive God’s Love, humanity, and excitement when presenting different praises and bible examples in understanding the word of God in the sermon’s testimonies and music; that is inspiring to be close to God; Even though, I some of us are so far away.
I am fortunate to have you: my church in Paris, KY Leading the ministry and all members of this congregation.
Keep it up on following the vision: "to transform our community one life at a time.”
I thank you, God, for your service!!!
From South Africa:
Good morning my friends and church family of PFUMC in Paris, Kentucky.

I am Soekie (Martha) from South Africa. I would like to share my first experience when I visited Paris First UMC in December 2019 while visiting my son George Borcherds and his wife Riekie, members of your church.
Not having met anyone at church yet, the minute I entered the church, I felt, WOW, What a blessed atmosphere. I felt nurtured by unknown people, God's people.
Ever since I cherish the privilege of attending Church-sermons and making good friends during my visit.
Then came Lockdown soon after we left for back home in South Africa, and thanks to the technology, I could connect to PFUMC to join your Pastor Eliseo's sermons as I call him my-pastor friend-in Jesus.
As you would have noticed, when I connected, I greet you all with 'Good day because of the time difference between South Africa and Kentucky USA, it is 4.30 pm with us, and it just falls well on the tongue to say 'good morning' that time of my day.
One day Pastor Eliseo called me and told me that he had a vision that I should spread the messages of the sermons further than Paris, Kentucky. He asked me to pray with him that we will be led by the Spirit of God on how to go about it. We did pray, and I was very excited and felt honored to have been asked to do so. I said YES!!!! Let's do it. The words you speak in your sermons are the seeds of God's Word. Let's sow the seeds!!
Pastor Eliseo sends me his typed-out sermon notes, and then I do the translation in Afrikaans. Praise the Lord that I can do it through His Grace. Considering my age, it's taking some time to do it; one starts doing things in slow motion.
I will start every presentation in English, giving thanks to God for bringing me closer to Paris First UMC and Pastor Eliseo and his family.
I'm going to share the messages (sermons) in South Africa and share it with family and friends in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Canada.
I am closing by praying the Lord's blessings on your congregation. May you grow from strength to strength.
Love to all!
Martha Susanna Beetge
From Denver, Colorado:
"My name is Mrs. Caroline Walz Hernandez. I live in Denver, Colorado, and am a retired school teacher, and pastor’s wife.
I am nourished spiritually through the preaching of the Word and the God-honoring music.
I look forward to every Sunday, as that is the day that I feast on “manna” all day long.
I no longer drive, so I listen to messages most of the day, starting with Moody Church and Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and then the wonderful, inspiring service with Dr. Eliseo Mejia.
God bless this ministry which is a blessing to many.!"
Praise be to God!

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is the global humanitarian aid and development organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is a nonprofit 5013 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries.

Read about a dynamic husband/wife team transforming the world!


Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Home

For 150 years, the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes has been caring for vulnerable children. Thousands of children have experienced love, safety and healing within their walls.

Methodist Mountain Mission

Paris FUMC partners with The United Methodist Mountain Mission , who have been serving the people of eastern Kentucky since 1943.  They have 8 opportunity stores in Kentucky that are located in Barbourville, Irvine, Harlan, Hazard, Jackson, Pineville, West Liberty, and Burkesville.   The Mission trucks pick up  donations at PFUMC 3 to 4 times a year.  

Wesley Village Retirement Community

Founded in 1995, Wesley Village is Kentucky's first CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), offering all levels of independent living and licensed health care in a wide variety of attractive home and apartment settings.  Embracing  nonprofit, faith-inspired heritage, the Village is devoted to
"Celebrating Life in Christian Love!"