Minnesota United Methodists to Produce American Hymnal in Hmong

December 2, 2002

Source: United Methodist News Service


On December 2, 2002 United Methodist News Service reported that "Minnesota United Methodists have given $5,000 to the Association of Hmong United Methodist Congregations to help produce the first American hymnal in Hmong. The Hmong came from Laos, and their ancestors originated in southwestern China. The United States has about 300,000 Hmong Americans, according to 2001 data. About 80,000 live in Minnesota, and another 80,000 are in Wisconsin. 'I am pleased that we could provide substantial assistance to the Hmong hymnal project,' said the Rev. Jim Perry, director of ministries for the Minnesota Annual (regional) Conference. 'There are now as many Hmong people in Minnesota as in any other state in our union. Their presence enriches both our state and our annual conference.'