Global Health

Photo Essay: 'John Wesley' sails the Amazon

Since 2001, the “John Wesley” Methodist Medical Boat has sailed the waters of the Amazon River providing faith, hope, love and health to indigenous communities living in northern Brazil. United Methodist News Service traveled with the medical team to document this vital ministry.
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Artwell Chidhakwa, a driver at United Methodist Nyadire Mission Hospital, holds hands with Maduni Jangamu at an eyeglasses clinic in Dindi, Zimbabwe. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Improving vision and lives in Zimbabwe

Nyadire Connection program provides glasses to more than 4,000 people in rural communities.
Mission and Ministry
Staff at the World Council of Churches speak during a public launch in Geneva for a new downloadable resource to help churches take practical steps to care for the earth. The event also honored the legacy of the Rev. Norman Tendis, who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash two days earlier. From left are Isabel Apawo Phiri, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit,  Dr. Manoj Kurian and Dinesh Suna. Photo by Ivars Kupcis/WCC.

A pastor’s legacy: Roadmap for all churches

Before he died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the Rev. Norman Tendis completed a practical congregational guide to creation care, a project of the World Council of Churches.
Mission and Ministry
A Cessna T210 piloted by Rukang Chikomb flies through the skies over Congo in 2008. Part of the Wings of the Morning aviation ministry of The United Methodist Church, the program provides life-saving access to isolated rural communities. The photo was taken from another plane, a Cessna P210 piloted by Gaston Ntambo, that is part of the same program. File photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Missionary pilot continues lifesaving work

Rukang Chikomb talks about the joys, challenges he faces in his work with The United Methodist Church’s Wings of the Morning aviation ministry.

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