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The Rev. Dr. Tori Butler. Photo by Dominque J. Allan, Create It Photography, LLC.

Hollering for Change: When it all falls down

“If you live life long enough, you have a moment when it all literally falls down,” writes the Rev. Dr. Tori Butler. She shares the time this happened to her and how she got back up.
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Charles and Carol Moore spend time with Blessed (left) and Blessing, twin boys they sponsor through the Fairfield Outreach and Sponsors Association. The Moores were in Mutare, Zimbabwe, to take part in the presentation of $800,029 donated to the Fairfield Children’s Home by the United Methodist South Carolina Conference. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.

Couple count Zimbabwe twins as blessings

Charles and Carol Moore, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, sponsor the boys who live at Fairfield Children’s Home at Old Mutare Mission.
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, episcopal leader of the United Methodist South Carolina Conference, speaks during the presentation of $800,029 donated by the conference to the Fairfield Children’s Home in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of the Africa University Public Affairs Office.

Love of children brings $800,000 gift to Zimbabwe

During a 2001 visit to the Fairfield Children’s Home, a South Carolina mission team promised to return. In October 2022, their team leader joined Africa University’s 30th anniversary celebration.
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Actress Sheila Carrasco in character as the hippie Flower on the CBS show “Ghosts.” She is the daughter of the Rev. Oscar Carrasco, a retired United Methodist pastor and superintendent. Photo by Betrand Calmeau/CBS.

‘Ghosts’ actress is a lifelong United Methodist

Sheila Carrasco, the actress who plays Flower on the CBS sitcom "Ghosts" and the daughter of a retired pastor, grew up in front of an audience.

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