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Mundenda United Methodist Church in the Mutasa Nyanga District of Zimbabwe holds small classes outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic to social distance and avoid the need for sanitizing the sanctuary, which can be costly. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Turning to Wesley’s class model amid pandemic

Churches in Zimbabwe embrace small sessions to keep attendance in check and encourage spiritual growth at home.
Mission and Ministry
A churchgoer’s temperature is taken before she is allowed into the worship service at Charles Davies United Methodist Church in western Freetown, Sierra Leone, on July 19. Wearing masks and temperature checks are among the new guidelines for churches as the government lifted the ban on congregational worship. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Pastors ‘overjoyed’ as churches reopen in Sierra Leone

As masked churchgoers adapt to new rules for worship, rural communities struggle to rebound after months of lockdown.
Mission and Ministry
Veronika Mwale (right) pumps water from a borehole in Thako village in Mchinji, Malawai. The borehole, which supplies water for three villages, was built through a partnership between Ankeny United Methodist Church in Ankeny, Iowa, and the Malawi Provisional Conference. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UM News.

Clean water efforts aid villagers during pandemic

Through water, sanitation and hygiene training and the drilling of boreholes, more people in remote communities in Malawi and Zimbabwe have access to clean water.