United Methodist leaders made a public appeal to the Philippines government to allow two missionaries leave the country. Seated (from left) are: Philippine Bishops Solito K. Toquero and Ciriaco Q. Francisco; Thomas Kemper, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries; Adam Shaw, United Methodist missionary; and the Rev. Genesis Antonio of the Philippine Board of Church and Society. Photo by Jan Snider, UMCom.
A clergywoman holds a poster seeking the release of detained missionaries Tawanda Chandiwana and Miracle Osman. A third missionary, Adam Shaw, was expelled and will return to Ohio. Photo by Jan Snider, UMCom.