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Mission and Ministry
Samuel Musareka, Nyadire Central Primary School head cook, lights the stove to prepare a meal. The Nyadire Connection teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University students to install a biogas digester at the United Methodist mission school in Mutoko, Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Engineers cook up eco-friendly solution at church school

The Nyadire Connection teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University students to install a biogas digester at a United Methodist mission school in Zimbabwe.
Mission and Ministry
Innocent Afful, a missionary with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, poses with children from a church-supported orphanage in Kinshasa, Congo. Funding from a Global Ministries Advance project teaches orphans vocational skills. Photo courtesy of Innocent Afful.

Church radio drums up support for orphans

A program hosted by Global Ministries missionary Innocent Afful on Lokole Methodist Radio aims to mobilize millions of listeners for the cause of orphans and disadvantaged children in Kinshasa.
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Amber Blankenship shows off a tattoo honoring Kairos Prison Ministry, a program which she credits with changing her life while she was incarcerated at the Lakin Correctional Center in West Columbia, W.Va. “I told God that if he would heal my broken heart, I would go wherever he wanted me to go, and I have served him every day since,” she said. She and her husband, Aaron Blankenship, are standing in front of a mosaic depicting the Transfiguration of Christ that stands behind the altar at Wesley Chapel at the West Virginia United Methodist Conference Center in Charleston. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Faith communities can aid transition from prison

Churches and other faith-based groups can provide resources for the formerly incarcerated as well as help reduce the stigma attached to a criminal record.