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Mission and Ministry
The Ohouo family (from left, Appolos, Fabrice, Chiadon and Chantal) from Bethel Quartier-Eléphant United Methodist Church partake in the Lord’s Supper during a service in their home. While churches are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, members are conducting services at home with resources provided by their pastors. Photo by John Mel, UM News.

Pastors guide members through pandemic

Although churches are closed, United Methodist pastors in Africa and the Philippines are reaching out to members with devotional guides for at-home worship and daily words of encouragement.
Local Church
Ten-year-old Britney Sadete performs at Cranborne United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe, during The UMC’s Got Talent, an annual Zimbabwe Episcopal Area talent show, on July 28, 2019. Britney, who took first place in the under-12 category and second place overall, recently released her first album. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Talented 10-year-old inspires others during pandemic

Young United Methodist leader Britney Sadete, who released her first album just days before Zimbabwe’s lockdown, connects with the isolated through her music.
Mission and Ministry
Dr. Sílvia Lutucuta, minister of health for Angola (middle left), leads a delegation from the health ministry at the Cacuaco campus of the Methodist University of Angola, which will be used as a testing and treatment center for COVID-19.  Photo by Orlando da Cruz, UM News.

Church university in Angola to be used in COVID-19 fight

The United Methodist Church of Western Angola has turned over its Cacuaco campus of the Methodist University of Angola for use as a coronavirus testing and treatment center.