Global Health

Photo Essay: 'John Wesley' sails the Amazon

Since 2001, the “John Wesley” Methodist Medical Boat has sailed the waters of the Amazon River providing faith, hope, love and health to indigenous communities living in northern Brazil. United Methodist News Service traveled with the medical team to document this vital ministry.
Mission and Ministry
Lydia Chimonyo Girls High School students carry buckets to gather water at a borehole in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. There is no running water at the school since Cyclone Idai damaged the school’s water plant. Photo by the Rev. Duncan Charwadza.

Church mobilizes to help cyclone survivors

Cyclone Idai left a path of destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing at least 180 people and damaging United Methodist schools, churches, hospitals and homes.
Mission and Ministry
Saint Paul School of Theology, based at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kans., is celebrating that it's no longer on probation with its accrediting agency. Photo courtesy Saint Paul School of Theology.

Better report cards for 2 UM seminaries

Accrediting agencies lift sanctions after finding improvements at Saint Paul and Claremont.
Mission and Ministry
Artwell Chidhakwa, a driver at United Methodist Nyadire Mission Hospital, holds hands with Maduni Jangamu at an eyeglasses clinic in Dindi, Zimbabwe. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Improving vision and lives in Zimbabwe

Nyadire Connection program provides glasses to more than 4,000 people in rural communities.

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