Africa Central Conference

Mission and Ministry
The Revs. Daniel Mutidzawanda (right) and Zebediah Marewangepo pray over the first portion of the harvest, which is given to God, at Chisipiti United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe United Methodists share bounty

Members of the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area embrace the concept of “first fruits,” giving the initial produce of the harvest to God and the church.
Local Church
Josephine Kwamboka, 12, fetches water from a tap installed by First United Methodist Church of Moheto, Kenya. Prior to the installation of the well, children traveled great distances each day to find water in streams and ponds. Waterborne illnesses have decreased significantly since the well was drilled. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan church provides clean, safe water

Today, some 2,000 community members, including 500 pupils at Moheto Primary School, benefit from a borehole project in rural Kenya.
Local Church
The Rev. Kelvin Mwandira (right) delivers mushrooms he has cultivated to customers Esther Razo and Solomon Chiripasi outside the Zimbabwe West Conference offices in Harare. Mwandira is among retired clergy in Zimbabwe who have turned to agriculture and other small business ventures to help fund their retirements. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Retired pastors reap benefits of farming

Whether raising livestock or produce, new small-business entrepreneurs enjoy learning and earning.
Evangelism
A solar-powered radio allows Tunui Metuni to listen to Trinity FM while tending his family’s livestock in Samburu County, Kenya. After the closure of schools in 2020 because of COVID-19, the church radio station began broadcasting school programs to children in a local language. Trinity United Methodist Church raised money in the community to donate 200 radio sets to vulnerable families. Photo by Faith Wanjiru, UM News.

Church hits airwaves to reach vulnerable communities

COVID-19 church lockdown births new way of livestreaming worship services and sharing messages of hope, as well as vital information.

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