Congo Central Conference

Evangelism
Bishop Daniel Wandabula of the East Africa Episcopal Area called on communicators to “unite the church (rather) than perpetuate divisions” while speaking at the United Methodist Radio Network annual meeting, April 25-27, in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo.

Radio can help unite divided church, bishop says

Speaking at the United Methodist Radio Network annual meeting, Bishop Daniel Wandabula called on communicators to “unite the church (rather) than perpetuate divisions.”
Evangelism
Women from the Tabita Group in the Uvira district of the East Congo use song to raise awareness about the need for local church donations to support a program that helps widows and orphans. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

East Congo women reach out to widows, orphans

Unrest and Ebola in East Congo have left many women without husbands, and children without fathers. United Methodist women from the Kivu Conference are stepping in to help.
Central Conferences
Jean Tshomba (center) hands food and other supplies to an internally displaced person from Bijombo, Congo, in front of New Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Uvira. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

Church helps internally displaced people in Congo

Fleeing tribal conflicts, more than 2,500 refugees find shelter and hope, thanks to The United Methodist Church, UMCOR.
Mission and Ministry
A Cessna T210 piloted by Rukang Chikomb flies through the skies over Congo in 2008. Part of the Wings of the Morning aviation ministry of The United Methodist Church, the program provides life-saving access to isolated rural communities. The photo was taken from another plane, a Cessna P210 piloted by Gaston Ntambo, that is part of the same program. File photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Missionary pilot continues lifesaving work

Rukang Chikomb talks about the joys, challenges he faces in his work with The United Methodist Church’s Wings of the Morning aviation ministry.

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