A delegation led by Bishop Joaquina Filipe Nhanala made a historic visit to Madagascar Feb. 21-28 to formalize the opening of The United Methodist Church in that country. During the service, the bishop confirmed new members, baptized 91 people and administered Holy Communion.
United Methodist churches in Kyrgyzstan are doing dynamic ministry in an often challenging environment. Outdoor and other social activities help build relationships, especially among young people. Photographer Mike DuBose provides a window into local church life.