Church Growth

Evangelism
The Rev. Oscar Nyasha Mukahanana, Harare East District superintendent, distributes Holy Communion to children and others at Maximum Salvation United Methodist Church in Manresa, Zimbabwe. The church, near Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, serves inmates, officers and their families. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe area plants church for prisoners, officers

Maximum Salvation United Methodist Church offers spiritual support and counseling to inmates, prison officers and their families.
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Elasto Musakanda (right), headmaster at Pagejo Rarubi Primary School, shares a laugh with students and staff at Pagejo Rarubi Farm in rural Zimbabwe. The United Methodist church established on the property has been paying school fees for 20 pupils annually and providing supplies and other support, he said. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Farm churches spread Gospel in rural communities

To combat early marriages, illiteracy, alcohol abuse and other issues, The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe has helped to establish and support churches on two farms in the region.
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Members gather at the newly built Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Murehe, Burundi. The church, which has 7,300 members, can now hold 3,000 people for Sunday worship. The previous church held only 300 people, and the congregation often held services and revivals beneath a tree on the church grounds. Photo by Pepi Mbabaye, UM News.

New church expands reach in Burundi

Saint Paul United Methodist Church can now hold 3,000, compared to the 300 the old church could accommodate.
Evangelism
The Rev. Patrik Hipp and his wife, Zuzana Hipp (kneeling, second and third from left), pose with a small group of worshippers of the United Methodist mission congregation in Dolný Kubín, Slovakia. Photo courtesy of Rev. Patrik Hipp.

United Methodists building church in Dolný Kubín

Clergy couple answers a call to start a congregation in a town two hours away with no United Methodist church.

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