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.
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.
Mission and Ministry
Some 500 children enjoy a weekly lunch following Sunday worship at Central United Methodist Church in Quessua, Angola. Photo by the Rev. Gustavo Vasquez, UMNS.

Cuban missionaries work on reviving Angola mission

Hispanic missionaries and mission groups are repairing and reviving a United Methodist mission in Angola.
Oliver (right) and his 8-year-old son Anthony rest at an overflow shelter for recent immigrants at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in McAllen, Texas. They fled their native Honduras in fear of gang violence and asked that their real names not be used.

Faith communities provide respite, care for immigrants

Thousands of immigrants flowing into U.S. find temporary rest and respect with faith communities in Texas border towns.

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