Global Ministries leaders express solidarity with those suffering in Iraq

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The Rev. Sergei Nikolaev (l), president of Moscow Theological Seminary of The United Methodist Church, enjoyed a close friendship with the Rev. Bruce Weaver (r), and this photo shows a visit they had in the Dallas area two years ago. Weaver was the first leader of the Russia Initiative, which began with United Methodist relief work in Russia, and expanded to support for pastors and churches. Photo courtesy Sergei Nikolaev.

Texas pastor helped revive Methodism in Russia

The Rev. Bruce Weaver, who led The United Methodist Church’s Russia Initiative, has died at age 97.
Central Conferences
Women work in a rice field as part of a farming project in the Côte d’Ivoire Episcopal Area. The project is supported by UMCOR and encouraged by Bishop Benjamin Boni.  Photo courtesy Yves Dirabou.

Church in Côte d’Ivoire focuses on farming, food security

Bishop Benjamin Boni and Côte d’Ivoire Episcopal Area take holistic approach to agriculture involving women and youths.
Mission and Ministry
Lorraine Charinda, a missionary from Zimbabwe, shows visitors from the West Ohio Conference around Kamisamba Farm in North Katanga, Congo. West Ohio is the partner conference of the North Katanga and Tanganyika conferences. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Charinda.

Missionaries share joys of serving in Africa

Gathering brings together more than 50 missionaries to share their experiences and learn from counterparts serving in different countries.