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Global Health
Dr. Eliot Chikati (left) and Dr. Tongai Chitsamatanga visit with Portia after a surgery for burn complications at Cure Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe. Chitsamatanga, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is one of two top surgeons from Zimbabwe who are United Methodists. Photo by Cure Zimbabwe, UM News.

United Methodists enrich health care in Africa

Two of the foremost cardiothoracic and pediatric orthopedic surgeons from Zimbabwe are active United Methodists.
Mission and Ministry
A group of farmers from the Bandakor Village community use knives and sickles to harvest rice in the 75-acre Gbondapi farmland in Pujehun, southern Sierra Leone. The farm is part of the Bishop Yambasu Agriculture Initiative, a pilot project launched by United Methodist Global Ministries in honor of the late Bishop John K. Yambasu who sought to improve food security and strengthen farm communities across Africa. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Bishop Yambasu Agriculture Initiative harvests first crops

A financial gift last year from United Methodist Global Ministries will purchase machinery to ease and speed cultivating, harrowing and harvesting in Sierra Leone.
Faith Stories
United Methodist Melissa Shaneyfelt (left) donated one of her kidneys to Kayla Hogan (right) in June of 2018. They did not know each other until Shaneyfelt read about Hogan's need of a kidney on Facebook. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications

A nudge from God saves a mother

A United Methodist woman says a nudge from God to respond to a Facebook post about a stranger's need for a new kidney led to the life-saving organ donation.
Mission and Ministry
Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones and the Rev. Jill Daniel (standing with Jones) visit with children and supervisors at the new Methodist Children’s Center in Linden, Texas. Jones has made child welfare a conference priority, and Daniel leads the conference’s effort to plant child care centers in underserved areas. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Conference takes on 'child care deserts'

Texas Conference partners with local churches to start child care centers in underserved areas, with a focus on literacy, health and discipleship.

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