Africa Central Conference

Mission and Ministry
United Methodists use the new audio recording studio developed by The United Methodist Church in the South Congo Conference. Photo by John Kaumba, UM News.

Church installs Christian recording studio in Congo

With funding from Connexio, the Evangelical Methodist Church’s mission and diaconia network, The United Methodist Church recently installed an audio recording studio in the South Congo Conference.
Bishops
The Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters, an international United Methodist leadership body, gathers in front of the entrance to a medieval castle in Braunfels, Germany. During a meeting in Braunfels, the group discussed the challenges facing its proposed Africa Comprehensive Plan, which would add five more bishops to the continent. Photo by Klaus Ulrich Ruof, Germany Central Conference.

Plan to add 5 African bishops faces challenges

An international United Methodist group has long been working to increase the number of bishops on the African continent but learned of financial and other difficulties now facing the plan.
Evangelism
The Rev. Ngongo Asaka smiles after receiving a new bicycle and a Bible as tools for evangelism in Tunda, Congo. Asaka was among 52 pastors of rural United Methodist churches in the area who received the gifts from Crosspoint, a United Methodist church in Niceville, Fla. Photo by Chadrack Londe, UM News.

New bikes, Bibles help pastors spread Gospel

A donation from Crosspoint Church, a multi-campus United Methodist congregation in Northwest Florida, helped purchase bicycles and Bibles for more than 50 pastors in the Tunda District in Congo.
Disaster Relief
Alice Charo, a cattle herder in Shirikisho village in Kenya, fetches water at the Tana River for her family. Charo has lost 10 cows in 14 days due to the ongoing drought in Tana River County. The river’s water levels have hit record lows, forcing herders like Charo to travel miles along the river to find a safe place to fetch water for their cattle. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan church helps drought-stricken community

Tumaini United Methodist Church is providing food and water to families in the coastal part of Kenya as water crisis intensifies.

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