African presence evident at General Conference in Tampa

“For Africa to have more delegates to the General Conference is something we have to celebrate,” said Mr. Muyombo, president of Kamina Methodist University in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “To me, it’s a matter of celebration that we are indeed a global family and that the church has done well in terms of mission.”

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