Daily Digest - September 4, 2019


United Methodism grows in Madagascar
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (UM News) — The large island of Madagascar is a fertile ground for evangelism and the establishment of United Methodism through education. Though only officially recognized as a church for a year, there already are more than 200 followers in two communities. João Filimone Sambo reports on the church's growth in the country.
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Global Ministries
Improved mobility a gift that transforms lives

ATLANTA — Through its Global Health initiatives, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is working to help people meet mobility challenges in a variety of ways. In Sierra Leone, Global Health has partnered with the church's Health Board and the United Methodist Prosthesis Center in Bo District to support a prosthesis initiative for amputees. Christie R. House has the story.
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Africa University
Groundbreaking chaplain for Africa University

MUTARE, Zimbabwe — The Rev. Maudy Muchanyereyi is the first female chaplain of Africa University, as well as a graduate of the United Methodist school. She's found her initial months in the job to be an adventure that's also enriching her Christian walk.
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South Carolina Conference
Church hosts Anti-Incarceration Weekend

FLORENCE, S.C. — Cumberland United Methodist Church, in collaboration with community partners, hosted Anti-Incarceration Weekend, two days filled with honest discussion about real consequences when people choose the wrong path. The weekend lifted up ways the community can help stop the prison pipeline, such as helping young men finish high school. Jessica Brodie and the Rev. Anthony Hodge have the story.
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West Virginia Conference
Rural ministry distributes over 600 backpacks

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — When the director of the Upshur Parish House asked the county school system to publicize the ministry's annual Backpack & School Supply Distribution, little did she know how it would be received. Jim Minutelli reports on how local United Methodists stepped up to meet the need for more than 600 backpacks.
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DisAbility Ministries
Disability forum held in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Pastors, educators and other leaders gathered for training on the inclusion of people with disabilities. The event was the first of its kind in the 121 years of the Philippines Central Conference. Sharon McCart reports.
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Higher Education and Ministry
Continuing Wesley's legacy to support education

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Wesley carefully intertwined education with faith when he formed the Methodist tradition as a student movement at the University of Oxford in 1729, and later when he founded Kingswood School in 1748, writes the Rev. Greg Bergquist, acting top executive of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry. That's why the agency connects with and supports thousands of United Methodist and Methodist-related schools around the world.
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Texas group crosses border to meet asylum seekers

Young United Methodists connect in Kenya


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