Global Health

Henriette Kibibi, 22, sews uniforms in her workshop near Kindu, Congo. Kibibi, a mother of two, received vocational training at the Mama Lynn Center in Kindu that helps her support her family. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

Center helps rape survivors restart lives

Once-vulnerable women who learned trades at the United Methodist Church of East Congo’s Mama Lynn Center are supporting themselves and becoming indispensable to their families.
Local Church
Josephine Kwamboka, 12, fetches water from a tap installed by First United Methodist Church of Moheto, Kenya. Prior to the installation of the well, children traveled great distances each day to find water in streams and ponds. Waterborne illnesses have decreased significantly since the well was drilled. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan church provides clean, safe water

Today, some 2,000 community members, including 500 pupils at Moheto Primary School, benefit from a borehole project in rural Kenya.
Global Health
The Rev. Marvin Sulayao De Leon of Manena United Methodist Church in Bulacan, Philippines, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at San Miguel Bulacan Vaccination Center. United Methodists in the Philippines have worked with the government to fast-track vaccinations for church leaders, who are not categorized as front line workers, so that their ministry with the community can continue safely. Photo courtesy of  Glessie Yambot De Leon.

Filipino churchgoers minister amid COVID-19

United Methodist churches have responded with prayer vigils, outreach to those affected, fast-tracked vaccinations for church workers and ongoing information sharing.
Mission and Ministry
Ana Salazar (left) receives a COVID-19 vaccination from registered nurse Tabitha England during a clinic at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., in April. The Rev. Dana Horrell, pastor at Cooperstown (N.Y.) United Methodist Church, has written a handbook to help congregations reach out to the unvaccinated. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Handbook aims to reach unvaccinated with compassion

Mobilize Vaccine Turnout! is a 40-page guide to help congregations reach out to those who lack access or are reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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