Young People

Faith Stories
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.
Local Church
The Rev. Eugene Peterson lectures at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. The scholar and pastor’s influence extends far beyond his home denomination. 2009 file photo by Clappstar, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Eugene Peterson, Bible popularizer, dies

United Methodists remember the scholar and pastor whose paraphrase The Message, helped millions look at the Bible anew.
Social Concerns
Delegates to the Global Young People’s Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa, vote on legislation that will be presented by youth and young adults at the United Methodist General Conference in 2020. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Young people address migration, child marriage

The Global Young People’s Convocation developed proposed changes to the Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions that will head to the 2020 General Conference.
Young People
The United Methodist Board of Church and Society is helping fund civic education for young people in the area of election violence prevention. Photo by Chadrack Londe, UMNS.

Congo young people strive to prevent violence at election time

United Methodist Board of Church and Society provides funding for civic education workshops.

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