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Obert Chikwato shows off a gift he received from members of The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe on Dec. 13. “This is my first time to get a Christmas gift,” said the 16-year-old, who lives at Good Samaritan Children’s Home, a foster home in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Young church members collect gifts for foster children

Members of the Harare East District in Zimbabwe delivered gift boxes filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, apparel and candy to Good Samaritan Children’s Home.
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Girls from the rural Notazana Village in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa receive a donation of sanitary pads from the United Methodist Youth Fellowship. Photo by Nandipha Mkwalo, UM News.

Donation helps rural girls stay in school

United Methodist youth group in South Africa donates sanitary pads, underwear to disadvantaged families in Eastern Cape village.
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Students gather for a Sunday school class at Brentwood (Tenn.) United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Brentwood United Methodist Church.

Curriculum is key in Sunday schools

Reaching children with the word of God begins with parents, but Sunday schools using United Methodist Publishing House curriculums can also play an important role.
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Students at the Maun Senior Secondary School in Maun, Botswana, gather for a school assembly. The United Methodist school has grown significantly since it opened in 1970.  Photo by the Rev. Tafadzwa Mabambe.

Botswana boarding school sees historic enrollment

The United Methodist Church’s Maun Senior Secondary School began in 1970 with 70 students and now has 2,400.

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