Mission and Ministry
Bibiche Ohanga, right, learns to sew at the Mama Lynn Center, a United Methodist sanctuary for sexual violence survivors in Kindu, Congo. Ohanga received a scholarship from The United Methodist Church to attend the Higher Institute of Nursing Sciences in Kindu. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Church provides scholarships for rape survivors

Through the Congo Women Arise partnership, East Congo Episcopal Area empowers young women and girls by helping them continue their education.
Theology and Education
The Rev. Deepak Holkar offers greetings at Tonica United Methodist Church in Tonica, Ill., where he’s a licensed local pastor. Holkar attends Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on an Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship. The financial aid has allowed him to study full-time toward his goal of getting a Master of Divinity degree and becoming a United Methodist elder. Photo courtesy of Deepak Holkar.

Scholarship program takes aim at seminary debt

Survey shows results from financial aid provided by United Methodist coalition and Lilly Foundation.

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