Congo Central Conference

Mission and Ministry
United Methodists from Majengo United Methodist Church in Goma, Congo, wash their hands before a briefing and day of prayer with the Goma District superintendent. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

United Methodists react to Ebola death in Goma

United Methodist leaders are warning of the dangers of Ebola and urging everyone to be diligent about hand-washing and avoiding contact with ill people.
Social Concerns
A United Methodist women’s choir sings during a consultation on peace and Christian unity in Uvira, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

United Methodist women determined to restore peace in Kivu

At consultations in Bukavu and Uvira, women seek solutions to years of conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Evangelism
The Zimbabwe Episcopal delegation stand in front of Joli Site Church in Galilee during their visit in the South Congo Episcopal Area. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Church members donate salaries to build church

In the Congo, where the average annual income is $400, United Methodists raise $2.5 million.
Mission and Ministry
Dr. Damas Lushima stands outside the former Osio Health Center. Lushima served as the general coordinator of the new center. Photo courtesy of the Equator and Oriental Annual Conference.

First health center opens in rural Congo village

For many years the population of Osio was forced to travel long distances to receive medical care. Now they don’t have to go anywhere.

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