Africa

General Church
Bishop Mande Muyombo (front, right) presides over a meeting of the Africa University board of directors in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Mande is the first Africa University graduate to chair the board. Photo courtesy of Africa University.

Bishop is first AU grad to chair university’s board

Bishop Mande Muyombo is the first Africa University graduate to chair the board of directors of the United Methodist university.
Evangelism
Church leaders take part in evangelism training at McBride United Methodist Church in Jalingo, Nigeria. Photo by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel, UMNS.

Church in Nigeria sees membership boom

As the country’s population approaches 200 million, church leaders focus on evangelism; envision 18 percent annual growth in next 12 years.
Mission and Ministry
Young people addicted to drugs find support and educational opportunities at the United Methodist New Life Recovery Center in Carterville, Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

First patients treated at drug rehabilitation center in Liberia

The New Life Recovery Center is offering hope to addicts who wish to turn their lives around
Simon Mafunda is the Zimbabwe East  Conference lay leader, a two-time General Conference delegate and a member of the Africa Initiative. Photo by Evelyn Chikwana, UMNS.

Commentary: African delegates informed, ready for GC2019

A conference lay leader takes issue with the idea that African delegates need more information before GC2019.

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