Children

Social Concerns
Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan poses with the Rev. Eller Ordeniza, a United Methodist pastor in the Philippines, after Ordeniza was released from jail. The local pastor was among those arrested and detained for two and a half days after trying to rescue tribal children who were fleeing from a village that has been a target of military operations. Photo courtesy of Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan.

Filipino pastor arrested ‘rescuing’ Lumad children

Eighteen people, including the Rev. Eller Ordeniza, a United Methodist, were detained and charged with kidnapping and human trafficking by local police.
Theology and Education
Colette Ndobe  Photo by Ndobe Ebeneza Mosima.

Commentary: The power of pencils in Cameroon

United Methodist Women in Cameroon reach out to rural school students with much-needed school supplies as part of the One Child, One Pencil Project.
Local Church
Charlie Moore, a member of Community United Methodist Church in Crofton, Maryland, and team leader of the Zimbabwe Volunteers in Mission, hands shoes to a student at Hanwa Mission School in Zimbabwe. For over 20 years, the U.S. church has been working with United Methodists in the Zimbabwe West Conference to improve lives in the rural Murewa District. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Two-decade partnership pays off in Zimbabwe

United Methodists in Maryland see fruits of their labor in rural villages, mission schools.
Immigration
People living on the street, many of them migrants, pray during a worship service and dinner provided by El Divino Redentor Methodist Church at Mariachi Plaza in Mexicali, Mexico.

Love of Christ extends to immigrants living on street

Christians offering food for body and soul to immigrants living in deplorable conditions.

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