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Global Health
Henriette Kibibi, 22, sews uniforms in her workshop near Kindu, Congo. Kibibi, a mother of two, received vocational training at the Mama Lynn Center in Kindu that helps her support her family. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

Center helps rape survivors restart lives

Once-vulnerable women who learned trades at the United Methodist Church of East Congo’s Mama Lynn Center are supporting themselves and becoming indispensable to their families.
Mission and Ministry
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Church builds shelter for orphans in Congo

The United Methodist Church recently built an orphanage in Kindu in the East Congo Conference to provide shelter for orphans formerly housed in foster homes.
Mission and Ministry
Hemedi Ndjadi, age 17, has been part of the Kindu United Methodist Orphanage in East Congo for three years where he is learning carpentry skills to become a workshop manager. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

East Congo church offers orphans brighter future

The United Methodist Church in East Congo helps orphans navigate difficult time with counseling, education and skills training to help them become self-sufficient.
General Church
Bishop Ben R. Chamness was the rare bishop to serve in two U.S. jurisdictions. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop Chamness, calm leader, dead at 78

The rare United Methodist bishop to serve in two U.S. jurisdictions, he also helped guide the denomination’s pension agency through some big decisions.

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