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Mission and Ministry
International participants listen during a presentation at the United Methodist HIV/AIDS summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. From left are Augustin Bahati, communicator and member of the Rwanda Provisional Conference’s health board;  Pauline Roberts, HIV and AIDS counselor and coordinator for the Liberia Conference; and Dr. Madaki Micah Musa, chairman of the church’s health board in the Nigeria Conference. Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS.

Strategizing to fight HIV, AIDS in West Africa

Thirty delegates from Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and the U.S. attended a United Methodist summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Evangelism
Phyllis Terwilliger takes note of the height of tomato stakes at The Giving Garden, a ministry of Franklin (Tenn.) First United Methodist Church that donates the food grown there to people in need. She and her husband, the Rev. Mark Terwilliger, from Countryside Community Church, a United Methodist fellowship in Clarks Summit, Pa., were attending the 2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Urgency needed to combat climate change

United Methodists agreed at a conference on climate change that the church must be more systemic and aggressive to help keep the planet Earth supporting human life.
Mission and Ministry
Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa (center, with foot on ball) celebrates with youth teams after playing an exhibition soccer game together at Avonlea Primary School in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Episcopal Area has put a focus on sports and fitness as a way to get members healthy and bring new souls to Christ. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe United Methodists focus on sports and recreation

Connecting a healthy mind and a healthy body is the key to a happier life, says Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa.