Evangelism
Victor Pastel (left) and Scott Gilpin after Gilpin sought shelter in Pastel’s home during March 10-11 flooding and landslides in Brazil. Photo courtesy of Scott Gilpan.

Turning to God in the middle of a disaster

United Methodist executive’s near drowning in Brazil was not his worst brush with mortality.
Social Concerns
A local agriculture extension officer teaches members of the Odzani Swarm Charm how to separate honey   and wax using a honey separator. As part of the United Methodist Women project, the women manage   beehives and sell the honey and its by-products to provide for their families and local church. Photo   by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Church empowers rural women in Zimbabwe

Church-sponsored projects, including beekeeping, small-scale farming and craft making are helping rural women in Zimbabwe survive the struggling economy.
Evangelism
The Rev. Elizabeth McVicker, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, visits and prays with the homeless during the Sunday Fellowship Breakfast. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Utah church welcomes homeless, loves diversity

Small church with big heart supports missions at home and around the world.
Evangelism
Six students from Murewa United Methodist High School in Zimbabwe have been selected to play in the International Blind Soccer Association’s women’s match in Japan in 2019. Front row, from left, are students Fadzai Kimberley Nyakudya, Chengetai Chipanga and Monalisa Makoma; back row, from left, are Teresa Mharadzirwa, teacher/guide Constance Tendere Munemo, Tanisha Zonde, goalkeeper Gellie Mawarire, Tarumbidzwa Taruvinga, sports director Pilani Nyanhanda and Titus Tsiga. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Blind soccer players have opportunity of a lifetime

Six Zimbabwean high school students hope to participate in the International Blind Soccer Association tournament in Japan.

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