training

General Agencies
Mpho Raadt (left), digital marketing and sales officer at Africa Upper Room Ministries, talks through an outline for creating a meditation during a writers’ workshop held June 21-22 at Four Points Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. United Methodists were among interfaith leaders who received instruction in writing daily devotions during the two-day training and listening pilgrimage. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

African churchgoers train to write devotionals

Training by Africa Upper Room Ministries is part workshop, part listening pilgrimage to expand resources and encourage disciple making across the continent.
Social Concerns
Students learn how to draw and mark measurements on sewing material during a lesson at the United Methodist Church Women Training Center in Bugembe, Uganda. The center works with women, youth, rape survivors, displaced people and others in the community. The goal is to improve livelihoods through vocational training and education. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Grants enrich United Methodist outreach in East Africa

Partners UMC Ministries and Harper Hill Global raised more than $13,000 to assist projects in the Uganda-South Sudan Conference.
Social Concerns
Demonstrators carry placards during a march against xenophobia in Johannesburg in 2015. Xenophobia — fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners — continues to be widespread in South Africa, where harassment and violence against African and Asian non-nationals are routine and sometimes lethal, according to Human Rights Watch. File photo by Mike Hutchings, Reuters.

Church takes on xenophobia in South Africa

In collaboration with the Council of Churches of South Africa, United Methodists are educating young people about xenophobic attacks and the meaning of being “foreign.”
Mission and Ministry
Marian Sao Ensah, a new graduate of the Bo Women’s Training Center, works with a team of tailors at Old Railway Line in Bo, Sierra Leone. Ensah, a single mother of four, said the skills training she received has made it easier for her to provide for her children. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Training center transforms lives in Sierra Leone

Women put tailoring skills to work after graduating from new Bo center, helping them to provide for their families.

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