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Mission and Ministry
Ratidzai Mukono (left), treasurer of United Methodist Women in Maun, Botswana, and Tsitsi Mabambe, Maun Mission Women chair, receive a certificate of appreciation recognizing the ministry’s contributions. United Methodist Women in Maun celebrated Women’s Month by donating food and toiletries worth $500 U.S. to female patients at Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital, a district facility in Botswana. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Churchwomen put smiles on patients' faces

United Methodist women’s donations of food and toiletries enrich lives at Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital in Maun, Botswana.
Mission and Ministry
Willa Bonyongwe tends beans in her plot at the Agriculture Research Trust farm near Harare, Zimbabwe. The United Methodist ministry focuses on life skills, while encouraging, educating and empowering women to help their families survive. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Farming ministry helps women prepare for retirement

Church-related program focuses on life skills, while encouraging, educating and empowering women to help their families survive.
Global Health
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.