Inspirational

Mission and Ministry
Rudo Sarah Mazamani, a United Methodist farmer in Headlands, Zimbabwe, uses a tippy-tap foot pedal device to wash her hands. The hands-free device is more hygienic than a traditional water tap. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Africans rely on survival skills to fight COVID-19

Many rural communities in Zimbabwe are using age-old practices to stay healthy and stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Evangelism
Everlyne Kukah Esther, an Africa University student from Kenya, hands over food to Charity Chikukwa, a beneficiary of the Feed a Family program in Gimboki, Zimbabwe. The Rev. Joseph Charinge (red shirt) and AU student Fiston Okito from Congo look on. Esther and her classmates started the campaign to help vulnerable families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

AU students skip meals to feed struggling families

A group of international students at the United Methodist university has started a Feed a Family campaign to donate food and money to communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global Health
The Rev. Kristine Marshall of Bethel United Methodist Church in Anderson, Ind., spent her time at the Breaking Barriers Global AIDS Conference creating three canvases to represent the process of breaking free from the stigma of living with HIV/AIDS and living your fullest life. Photo by Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications.

Message at HIV/AIDS event: ‘Say the words’

Reducing stigma of HIV/AIDS means talking about it frankly in church and community settings, reaching out to those living with the disease.
Local Church

Carrying others’ burdens

In Mary McLeod Bethune and Simon the Cyrenean we see the oppressed helping the oppressed.

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