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John Mark Santiago, former student governor of the College of Education local council at Wesleyan University-Philippines, signs paperwork to have his blood tested at an HIV and AIDS education and prevention forum at the university in Cabanatuan City, Philippines, on Oct. 30. Photo by Jon Balagan

Filipino United Methodists focus on HIV epidemic

Church leaders and youth are among those collaborating on ways to stop the “ugly and alarming” rise in HIV cases in the Philippines.
Local Church
Girls from the rural Notazana Village in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa receive a donation of sanitary pads from the United Methodist Youth Fellowship. Photo by Nandipha Mkwalo, UM News.

Donation helps rural girls stay in school

United Methodist youth group in South Africa donates sanitary pads, underwear to disadvantaged families in Eastern Cape village.
Mission and Ministry
Students eat in the cafeteria at Africa University, which serves about 1,200 people during lunch and dinner. To manage during tough economic times, the food services department has been stocking up on food and managing portions. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Africa University ‘prunes and grows’ to stay afloat

United Methodist university looks for ways to save money as economic challenges continue to plague the country.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Julius Sarwolo Nelson kicks the ball during a soccer match between youth and young adults in Monrovia, Liberia.  A scholarship fund to help young people in rural communities has been named after Nelson, who is an elder at Refuge United Methodist Church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Young people in Liberia raise money for scholarships

The scholarships will target young people in rural communities and will help with the group’s efforts to recruit more youth to the ministry of the church.

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