Theology and Education

Mission and Ministry
David Bukar leads a class at the Beverly Nolte Communication Center in Gwaten-Bambur, Nigeria. The Central Nigeria Conference center provides computer training and other services to people of all faith backgrounds. Photo by Richard Fidelis for UMNS.

Computer center connects communities in central Nigeria

In an area where electrical power is often limited and unreliable, a United Methodist computer center continues to fill a vital niche by keeping people connected while also connecting people from different faith communities.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Matthew Richard Schlimm, author of "70 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know," uses a light board to write two Hebrew words. At top is the word that transliterates to "shalom," meaning "peace" or "well-being." The bottom word is "khesed," meaning "love" or "loyalty." Schlimm is a United Methodist elder and professor of Old Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Photo by Nick Story, the University of Dubuque.

Advice to Christians: Learn a little Hebrew

United Methodist scholar makes case for knowledge of Hebrew in new book “70 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know.”
Young People
Mikayla Jaissle (center, wearing pink shirt) stands in line with other students while teacher Nicholas Chidzikwe checks her work at Hartzell Primary School in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The 10-year-old from Lakewood, Ohio, accompanied her mother, the Rev. Laura Jaissle, on the trip and attended class at the United Methodist school for two days. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah.

Young visitor makes impact on Zimbabwe students

Mikayla Jaissle, 10, spent days babysitting, participating in a fourth-grade class and making best friends at Old Mutare Mission.
Mission and Ministry
Attendees of the recent Africa University board of directors meeting view the progress of a new university swimming pool funded by the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

AU on track despite challenges in Zimbabwe

Vice Chancellor Munashe Furusa says the United Methodist institution has strategies to continue growing despite the economic troubles facing Zimbabwe.

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