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The Central African Republic-Kenyan mission team prays over the Rev. Lucien Dokpa, district superintendent of the Bangui East District in the Central Africa Republic. Six members of the Council of Bishops and three staff members of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, took part in the Nov. 12-18 visit. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

Bishops urge peace talks on trip to war-torn region of Africa

Six members of the Council of Bishops, along with three staff members of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, took part in the mission visit , which included travel to the Central Africa Republic and Kenya.
Mission and Ministry
The congregation of Finnsnes United Methodist Church in Finnsnes, Norway, joins passengers from the Hurtigruten commercial ferry in lighting candles in memory of loved ones to celebrate All Saints’ Day. Photo by Lise Løvland.

Norwegian church provides communion at the harbor

All Saints’ Day tradition connects congregation and community, offering people ‘a chance to see holiness in their own everyday lives.’
Mission and Ministry
Computers donated through a ministry of Memorial United Methodist Church in Clovis, Calif., are stacked in an office at United Methodist University of Liberia in Monrovia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

California church lives its mission through generosity

Desktop computers and a mobile sonogram machine will benefit the United Methodist University of Liberia and Ganta United Methodist Mission Hospital.
General Conference
Bishop Kasap Owan Tshibang, a founding member of the Africa Initiative, addresses General Conference delegates and bishops meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, for training. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

African leaders support Traditional Plan

Latest Africa Initiative gathering draws General Conference delegates and bishops for discussion and training.

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