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The Rev. Yuyuba B. Yoila, Southern Nigeria Conference administrative assistant to Bishop John Wesley Yohanna, speaks about apportionment giving during a special called session of the Nigeria Episcopal Area in Jalingo, Nigeria. Photo by Sharon Adamu Bambuka, UM News.

Nigerian church puts focus on apportionments

The Nigeria Episcopal Area maps out ways to pay its nearly $75,000 in apportionments for 2020, including training and a special Apportionment Giving Sunday.
General Church
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, reflects on the Commission on a Way Forward, reaction to the special 2019 General Conference and expectations for General Conference 2020. Video image courtesy of UM News.

Bishop reflects on journey to GC2020

The Council of Bishops president talks about the road from the Commission on a Way Forward to yet another General Conference.
General Church
Delegates from the Philippines bow their heads during a day of prayer at the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. A group of Filipino United Methodists have submitted a plan to the 2020 General Conference that calls for church unity, not division. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Filipino legislation calls for church unity

The plan, the first to emerge from outside the U.S., calls for reimagining church structures to allow for contextual differences.
Evangelism
The Rev. Alan Masimba Gurupira (center), officiates a ceremony to present motorbikes to five pastors of the Mutasa Nyanga District of Zimbabwe on July 20. Listening are the Rev. Tafadzwa Musona (left, in red), district superintendent; and the Rev. Duncan Charwadza (right, behind bike), Connectional Ministries director and Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Bishop. The motorbikes were a gift from Mutasa Nyanga Homelink, a group of church members originally from the district, who pool their resources to support the pastors. Photo by  Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Motorbikes ease travel for rural pastors in Zimbabwe

No longer walking many miles to reach parishioners, clergy will have more time to do actual ministry.

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