Rev. Dr. Genilma Boehler, a missionary with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries in Costa Rica, is itinerating in the California-Pacific Conference to share her missionary experience and the work she is doing in Costa Rica.
Dr. Boehler is an ordained elder in the Methodist Church of Brazil and has worked with indigenous people, street people in a large urban area, and also in Christian education and collegiate ministry. She has taught anthropology, philosophy, religious culture, and theology, and she has conducted specific projects dealing with gender issues and human rights.
“I have lived in great poverty and am part of a migrant family,” she says. “As years passed, I learned that God has a special love for the poor and suffering of this world. God feels a special love for the marginalized because God through Jesus has known our pain, our wishes, and our hopes. This is why I believe in God’s love.” Her call to ministry came at age 17.
Contact Donna (Donnaj0964@aol.com) or Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) Johnson to request Rev. Dr. Boehler’s presence at your church.