Pastor’s Corner – Dec. 11, 2016

This letter is from Sally McConnell the Yellowstone Annual Conference Missions Coordinator.  One of our primary missions as a conference is supporting pastors in East Angola through our United Methodist connection. I invite us to learn a little more about this amazing program that members of our church continue to support.

Pastor Tyler

Friends of Yellowstone Conference,

The pastors we support in East Angola are doing essential ministry and changing the lives of people in need. Pastor Serrote has been a pastor for four years. You may wonder why he has just finished high school. For almost 40 years Angola suffered through wars— first of independence, then a civil war. Whole generations missed out on an education. Angola was on a path of rebuilding, until the drop in oil severely impacted their economy.

Rev. Andre Cassule visited Yellowstone Conference this past spring. He traveled all across our conference sharing his story of faith and ministry, and the impact that YAC is having half-way around the world in small villages and towns in Angola. His ministry is not only on weekends where he enriches people’s lives in faith, but he has also started an agricultural project for the people in his village where they raise food together to benefit the individuals and the church.

You can watch a short video of him by going to

The United Methodist Church in the U.S.A. faces struggles and uncertainties right now. But what IS certain is this: The pastors we support in East Angola are doing essential ministry, and changing lives. WE have the opportunity to offer hope. Your continued support of pastors is needed. $50 a month makes a difference. As Rev. Cassule said:

“My family and I need you in order to serve Jesus.”

You can give through your church using Advance

# 3021453 (Angola pastor support), or by going to and use the above Advance #. Learn more by going to

Sally McConnell

Yellowstone Conference Missions Coordinator

“I want to thank Yellowstone Conference for their support with
supplement salary for the pastors in UMC East Angola, because it is
the only income most of us and our families survive on. I have particularly benefited a lot from this support because I managed to pay
school fees for my education at Quessua High School, where I graduated at the 12th grade last year. I also enrolled for a Bible course at
the Faculty of Theology, where the savings from your support has
enabled me to buy writing materials for my studies. I am also supporting my two siblings with school fees with the same stipend.”

– Pastor Famoloso Domingoes Serrote, 24