Multicultural Ministry

Mission and Ministry
Vinicius Guimarães dos Santos, an educator with Shade and Fresh Water, an after-school ministry of the Methodist Church of Brazil, plays a game with some of the students at the Liberdade site in Brazil. The ministry is among many over the years receiving small grants through the Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean Fund. Photo by Mark Greathouse, courtesy of Global Ministries.

Sustaining faith partnerships with Latin America

Through small grants, the Encounter with Christ fund has nurtured Methodist mission and relationships in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Evangelism
A Congolese student passes on a candle to his teacher as a symbol of successfully completing the Early Years of Education course at Dr. B.T. Cooper United Methodist School in Nairobi, Kenya. Of the 310 students enrolled at the school, 200 are Congolese children with refugee status. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Church school helps refugees heal

At Kenya’s Dr. B.T. Cooper United Methodist School, 200 of the 310 students are Congolese on refugee status.
Multicultural Ministry
Graduates cut a cake to celebrate their completion of the Inua Partners in Hope vocational training program in Naivasha, Kenya. The program, a partnership between  Trinity United Methodist Church in Naivasha and First United Methodist Church in Winter Park, Fla., teaches vocational and business skills to orphans and vulnerable young people. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Education equals hope for Kenyan orphans

Students learn vocational, business skills through Inua Partners in Hope program, an initiative of Kenya and Florida churches.
Evangelism
Two young women from Mozambique showcase their traditional attire during the Africa Youth and Young Adult Network gathering in Nairobi, Kenya. Young United Methodists from across the African continent gathered at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre under the theme “Arise and Shine.” Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Young United Methodists connect in Kenya

Africa Central Conference youth and young adults gather to look for ways to shine in leadership roles in the church and their communities.

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