Philippines Central Conference

Local Church
United Methodists, led by the Rev. Recto Baguio, superintendent of the Mindanao Central East District, distribute food to communities struggling during the coronavirus pandemic in the Philippines. The relief packs include rice, canned goods, noodles, sugar, salt, dried fish and soap. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Recto Baguio.

Filipinos on the margins hurt by COVID-19

United Methodists from the three episcopal areas have come together to provide food and other assistance during the pandemic.
Mission and Ministry
The Ohouo family (from left, Appolos, Fabrice, Chiadon and Chantal) from Bethel Quartier-Eléphant United Methodist Church partake in the Lord’s Supper during a service in their home. While churches are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, members are conducting services at home with resources provided by their pastors. Photo by John Mel, UM News.

Pastors guide members through pandemic

Although churches are closed, United Methodist pastors in Africa and the Philippines are reaching out to members with devotional guides for at-home worship and daily words of encouragement.
Mission and Ministry
Dr. Daniel Ahui (left), a specialist in infectious and tropical diseases and director of Dabou United Methodist Hospital in Dabou, Côte d'Ivoire, trains pharmacy and laboratory staff on how to deal with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. Although there are no cases of the coronavirus in this city yet, the hospital is taking steps to avoid being caught off guard. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Church hospitals race to prepare for the coronavirus

United Methodist hospitals in Africa and the Philippines gear up to treat patients with COVID-19, including setting up isolation areas and gathering protective gear.
Local Church
Participants observe the new rules of social distancing at the launch of The United Methodist Church’s Anti COVID-19 Campaign and Taskforce in Sinkor, Liberia, outside Monrovia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

United Methodists fight COVID-19 around the globe

Communicators for The United Methodist Church in Africa and the Philippines share what the church is doing in their regions to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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