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Mission and Ministry
A visitor to United Methodist Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, washes his hands at a wash station before entering the hospital on March 16. Amid coronavirus concerns, the use of handwashing stations, previously used during the country’s fight against Ebola, has been stepped up in public places, including hospitals, banks and schools. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Ebola offers lessons in fighting coronavirus in Sierra Leone

United Methodist hospitals among those gearing up as coronavirus concerns grow in the West African country.
Evangelism
The congregation of Glen-View East United Methodist Church celebrates in worship at the Tichagarika Shopping Center in Harare, Zimbabwe. The church holds lunch-hour services at the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Photo by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UM News.

Preaching the Gospel in busy marketplace

Zimbabwean urban church starts lunch-hour services to bring Jesus to market traders, shoppers and others.
General Church
Bishop John K. Yambasu presides over a session of the Sierra Leone Conference meeting in Koidu City, Sierra Leone. Delegates endorsed a plan of amicable separation for The United Methodist Church and voted to send it to General Conference in May. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.

Sierra Leone Conference approves protocol

At the 2020 United Methodist Sierra Leone Conference, members voted to approve the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation.