Zimbabwe Episcopal Area

Local Church
In his role as a funeral chaplain in Zimbabwe, United Methodist Elison Kamupira uses his faith to comfort the grieving. He serves with a unique combination of compassion and humor. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Funeral chaplain puts faith to work

United Methodist Elison Kamupira is a ‘pillar of strength’ for grieving families, an evangelist and a lively master of ceremonies.
Mission and Ministry
Vivian Chigweshe, right, stands in front of her home, which was destroyed by Cyclone Idai in March. She is among the survivors who will have a new house built with support from The United Methodist Church. Standing from left are lay leader Chirobwe Kupeti and the Rev. Jairos Mafondokoto, Masvingo District superintendent.  Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Church continues to aid Cyclone Idai survivors

Eight months after deadly storm, conference support helps survivors rebuild in Zimbabwe.
Mission and Ministry

United Methodists adapt to Zimbabwe’s economic turmoil

Many in the church, including pastors, are turning to entrepreneurship as the job market worsens and prices skyrocket.
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.

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