Global Health

Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Clement Kingombe Lutala, Bukavu District superintendent, shares COVID-19 prevention information on Radio Iriba in Bukavu. With the help of the United Front Against Riverblindness, The United Methodist Church in East Congo has led awareness campaigns via community radio in 10 health zones in North and South Kivu. Photo By Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Church grapples with resurgence of Ebola

As Ebola, COVID-19, malaria and other diseases threaten lives and livelihoods, church leaders in Congo offer assistance.
Global Health
Stephen Saucerman receives a COVID-19 vaccination from volunteer nurse Jackie Smith, RN, at Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes, Ind. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches increase access to COVID-19 vaccines

While supplies are still limited, United Methodists are doing what they can to expand access to vaccines, especially among underserved communities.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Anesu Katsande (left) displays the personal protective equipment that was distributed to all pastors and evangelists in the Harare West District of The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. Katsande is superintendent of the Harare West District. Photo courtesy of Eunice Kadiki, HWD Communications.

COVID-19 deaths complicate pastors’ calling

Need for social distancing and lack of personal protective equipment challenge pastors in Zimbabwe to find safe ways to be in ministry with grieving church members.
Mission and Ministry
Alice M. Nyankolor expresses her appreciation for the new wheelchair she received thanks to Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown, Pa., in cooperation with Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia’s Waterfield Primary Healthcare Center in Kakata, Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Wheelchairs provide freedom for 50 Liberians

The donation was part of Asbury United Methodist Church’s Barrels of Love ministry, in partnership with Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia and Through These Hands medical mission.

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