Fitness resolution makes a difference in pastor’s life


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The Rev. Sunny Brown Farley (left) tells how AIDS has affected her life, as the Rev. Marc Baliyanga (center) listens. Farley, who is coordinator of the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee, and Baliyanga, dean of the Rwanda United Methodist Provisional Conference, spoke at a June conference on HIV and AIDS in Kilgali, Rwanda. Photo by the Rev. Donald E. Messer.

HIV and AIDS conference encourages acceptance, not fear

The June 9-12 seminar was the last of a forum series for Rwanda Provisional Conference pastors and spouses.
Global Health
Dr. Eliot Chikati (left) and Dr. Tongai Chitsamatanga visit with Portia after a surgery for burn complications at Cure Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe. Chitsamatanga, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is one of two top surgeons from Zimbabwe who are United Methodists. Photo by Cure Zimbabwe, UM News.

United Methodists enrich health care in Africa

Two of the foremost cardiothoracic and pediatric orthopedic surgeons from Zimbabwe are active United Methodists.
Global Health
A student from the Methodist Student Network — the United Methodist campus ministry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., — examines a patient. The MSN has served more than 10,000 people though their mobile optometry clinic run with a supporting optometrist. Photo courtesy of Methodist Student Network.

University students lead eye clinic in Ecuador

Students from the Methodist Student Network — a campus ministry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., — have served more than 10,000 people though their mobile optometry clinic run with a supporting optometrist. The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate has the story.