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An educator from the Alliance Biblique de Côte d'Ivoire conducts a public health lesson on AIDS in the sanctuary at Jerusalem Parish United Methodist Church in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire in this November 2008 file photo. Preventive education is among the topics that will be discussed during the United Methodist Global HIV/AIDS Committee West Africa Summit May 19-21 in Abidjan. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Dealing with AIDS in West Africa

May 19-21 summit in Côte d’Ivoire will encourage United Methodists in the region to create their own plans of action for this continuing health crisis.
Mission and Ministry
Edwin Joseph Amadu, a United Methodist teacher in the Panguma community in Sierra Leone, shows members of Camp Hill United Methodist Church in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, how he uses backyard agriculture to augment his income to take care of his family. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

US church transformed by Sierra Leone community

Camp Hill United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania helps support education and other community projects in remote village.
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Bibiche Ohanga, right, learns to sew at the Mama Lynn Center, a United Methodist sanctuary for sexual violence survivors in Kindu, Congo. Ohanga received a scholarship from The United Methodist Church to attend the Higher Institute of Nursing Sciences in Kindu. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Church provides scholarships for rape survivors

Through the Congo Women Arise partnership, East Congo Episcopal Area empowers young women and girls by helping them continue their education.
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The Rev. Paula Napier lost her 32-year-old son, Lincoln Nutter, to a drug overdose in June 2018. Napier, who pastors Canaan United Methodist Church in Charleston, W.Va., says she lives in the midst of the opioid crisis. “I think people need to know it hits everybody,” she said.

Pastors cope with sons’ overdose deaths

Pastors are expected to care for their congregations. When two United Methodist clergy lost sons to overdoses, their congregations helped care for them.

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