Daily Digest - March 01, 2013

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"I became a Christian for one reason. It's because I saw the changed life. It's a good life." - Kenya youth leader Peter Karanja.

UMTV: Keep believing, Kenya youth leader says

NAIVASHA, Kenya (UMNS) - At 24, Peter Karanja has devoted his life to helping other young people understand that the life of Jesus was difficult even as theirs is difficult. He reminds them to keep on praying and everything will go all right.
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Ukraine missionary couple announces resignation

NEW YORK (UMNS) - The Rev. David Goran, who has recovered from the serious injuries he sustained during a roof collapse inUkraine last summer, and his wife, Shannon, announced in a blog post this week that they have resigned from missionary service with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. A United Methodist volunteer from Texas and a Ukrainian student were killed in the July 10 accident in L'viv.
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Civil rights: Then and now

WASHINGTON (UMNS) - One was a "freedom rider," a veteran of lunch counter sit-ins. The other was an emissary of the federal government, sent to the South as an intermediary in civil rights issues. One day in July 2011 they joined together to help students at United Methodist-related schools connect their stories to struggles today.
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Surviving malaria is no easy task

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe David Matende, 77, looked intently at the roof of his home as if watching a flashback of his life. His wizened face pensive, he appeared to be a man who has seen all life has to offer. In some ways he has because he is a man who has cheated death twice. Matende is one of the beneficiaries of The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign, which is aimed at reducing the number of deaths from the disease in Zimbabwe.
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Imagine No Malaria

Pancakes offer comfort to church

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (UMNS) - Bethel United Methodist Church wanted to help its brothers and sisters at Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church after a December 2012 fire destroyed Taylor's sanctuary. Their solution? Pancakes. FWdailynews explains how it all came about.
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Church fires: Damage, recovery, prevention

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