Ebola

Global Health
A fire smolders at a former Ebola treatment center in the Munguredjipa Health Zone west of Butembo, Congo. Photo by Justine Tchongo, UMNS.

Attacks hamper Ebola efforts in Congo

The United Methodist Church continues to raise awareness, as worship, evangelism drop in affected areas.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Ndjela Shango Paul, director of the department of Christian education, listens as the Rev. Kalema Tambwe, South Kindu District superintendent, speaks during the opening of The United Methodist Church’s annual health council in December. During the gathering, the church decided to double its efforts in the fight against Ebola. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UMNS.

Redoubling efforts to fight Ebola epidemic

Since August 2018, Ebola has claimed more than 400 lives in the Congo, and United Methodists are striving to make a difference.
Global Health
Health officials have declared a new Ebola outbreak in Bikoro in the northwest part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

First death reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

United Methodist leaders vow to raise awareness to help stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Church Growth
A building engineer (right) hands over the keys of Grace United Methodist Church to the Rev. Samuel Kailie, pastor in charge of the new church in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, during a dedication ceremony in April. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Church brings grace to former Ebola epicenter

A growing United Methodist congregation in Sierra Leone that was worshipping in a makeshift structure has dedicated a new $90,000 church building.

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