Churches help homeless families stay together


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Vivian Chigweshe sheds tears as she expresses appreciation for her new home in Bikita, Zimbabwe, sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. Nearly two years after Cyclone Idai left catastrophic damage and a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe, four families received new homes through the program. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Cyclone survivors receive new houses

Longtime partnership with Baltimore-Washington Conference provides hope to families in Zimbabwe left homeless by the March 2019 disaster.
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The Rev. Clement Kingombe Lutala, Bukavu District superintendent, shares COVID-19 prevention information on Radio Iriba in Bukavu. With the help of the United Front Against Riverblindness, The United Methodist Church in East Congo has led awareness campaigns via community radio in 10 health zones in North and South Kivu. Photo By Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Church grapples with resurgence of Ebola

As Ebola, COVID-19, malaria and other diseases threaten lives and livelihoods, church leaders in Congo offer assistance.
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Retired United Methodist pastor Martin Thielen reaches out to skeptics and struggling Christians, offering help and solidarity through his website, Doubter’s Parish. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Martin Thielen.

Retired pastor starts online ‘Doubter’s Parish’

After setting United Methodist church work aside, the Rev. Martin Thielen reaches out to skeptics and struggling Christians, offering help and solidarity.