Mission projects

Mission and Ministry
Vinicius Guimarães dos Santos, an educator with Shade and Fresh Water, an after-school ministry of the Methodist Church of Brazil, plays a game with some of the students at the Liberdade site in Brazil. The ministry is among many over the years receiving small grants through the Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean Fund. Photo by Mark Greathouse, courtesy of Global Ministries.

Sustaining faith partnerships with Latin America

Through small grants, the Encounter with Christ fund has nurtured Methodist mission and relationships in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mission and Ministry
Janet Mutsengi, 85, arrives in an ox-drawn cart to seek medical care from the staff at the Dindi United Methodist Clinic in Zimbabwe. The United Methodist Church is helping provide health services to underserved communities through an outreach program. Photo by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UM News.

Clinic patients come in carts, wheelbarrows, on foot

Dindi community welcomes United Methodist Church’s health outreach efforts but pleads for ambulance and doctors.
Evangelism
Bishop John K. Yambasu watches the ribbon cutting at the new eye clinic at the Port Loko Government Hospital in northern Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Sierra Leone conference opens new eye clinic

For years, patients living in the northern Sierra Leone city of Port Loko and nearby villages who had eye diseases had to travel about 40 miles to the nearest eye clinic.
Social Concerns
East Africa Bishop Daniel Wandabula stands with others outside Kayole St. John's United Methodist Church in Nairobi, Kenya, where he has launched the opening of The United Methodist Church Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society, the first church-based financial institution in the East Africa episcopal region. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

United Methodist credit union opens in East Africa

Co-operative society in Kenya aims to promote a savings culture and provide affordable credit to members and stakeholders.

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