Congo Central Conference

Bishops
Bishop Gregory Palmer makes a presentation during the February 2018 meeting of the United Methodist Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

The long road to adding 5 new bishops

Rumors have been flying about where five new bishops will serve in Africa. But no decisions have been made.
Global Health
A woman watches as teacher Mwita Baita Baitele digs a hole during a training session on organic farming in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in April. Members of United Methodist Women gathered to share what they eat every day and where and how they grow their food. Photo by the Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau, UMNS

UMW members learn about organic farming in Tanzania

Workshop teaches women about organic fertilizers, farming and the use and protection of soil.
Church Growth
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda (right) gives a Bible to a United Methodist pastor in Kindu, Congo, as part of the church’s Bikes and Bibles ministry to help pastors make disciples in inaccessible areas. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Bikes extend evangelism in East Congo

Bikes and Bibles ministry helps church leaders make disciples in areas that were once inaccessible.
Disaster Relief
Bembeueza Solonge (center, holding baby) and her family make their home under a tree for lack of shelter after flooding in Kivu, Congo. Nine people have died and thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, including United Methodist schools and churches. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

United Methodists among dead in Congo flooding

Five United Methodist schools, two local churches and pastoral homes also were destroyed by heavy rains and flooding in the Uvira District of Kivu.

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