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A student from the Methodist Student Network — the United Methodist campus ministry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., — examines a patient. The MSN has served more than 10,000 people though their mobile optometry clinic run with a supporting optometrist. Photo courtesy of Methodist Student Network.

University students lead eye clinic in Ecuador

Students from the Methodist Student Network — a campus ministry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., — have served more than 10,000 people though their mobile optometry clinic run with a supporting optometrist. The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate has the story.
Faith Stories
Evan McCrady wears the trinity pendant on the last morning of Resurrection 2022, as a member of the praise band. Image from the Adams Group/ Streamline Productions, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

Musician shares Gospel while fighting illness

Evan McCrady leads a praise band at Fairview United Methodist Church in Maryville, Tenn. The twenty-one-year-old, who struggles with a rare kidney disease, shared his music and testimony at Resurrection, the Holston Conference’s youth event.
Social Concerns
United Kingdom Mission Area Ambassador Jabulani Gumbodete visits with orphans at Home of Hope at Nyadire Mission. The UK Mission Area donated nearly $18,000 to help care for orphans in Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of Enock Temba.

Church orphanages receive ‘gifts of love’

Seventy-four orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe benefit from Orphan Sunday offering from the United Kingdom Mission Area.
Theology and Education
Pastor Raphaël Makanga Mikuwa (center) stands with youth and leaders of the East Congo Conference at the Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda Center in Kindu, Congo. Mikuwa is the first student from the conference to graduate from Africa University in Zimbabwe. Photo by Judith Osongo, UM News.

AU theology graduate returns to serve in East Congo

The United Methodist Church in the East Congo Conference recently welcomed home the first student from the conference sent to Africa University for theological studies.

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