Zimbabwe Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
The Ohouo family (from left, Appolos, Fabrice, Chiadon and Chantal) from Bethel Quartier-Eléphant United Methodist Church partake in the Lord’s Supper during a service in their home. While churches are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, members are conducting services at home with resources provided by their pastors. Photo by John Mel, UM News.

Pastors guide members through pandemic

Although churches are closed, United Methodist pastors in Africa and the Philippines are reaching out to members with devotional guides for at-home worship and daily words of encouragement.
Local Church
Ten-year-old Britney Sadete performs at Cranborne United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe, during The UMC’s Got Talent, an annual Zimbabwe Episcopal Area talent show, on July 28, 2019. Britney, who took first place in the under-12 category and second place overall, recently released her first album. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Talented 10-year-old inspires others during pandemic

Young United Methodist leader Britney Sadete, who released her first album just days before Zimbabwe’s lockdown, connects with the isolated through her music.
Mission and Ministry
Angela Macherechedze, sister in charge of the family and child health unit at United Methodist Old Mutare Mission Hospital, educates village health workers about the outbreaks of malaria and COVID-19 during training at Old Mutare Mission Hospital in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Coronavirus hampers malaria efforts in Africa

The United Methodist Church’s mission hospitals in Zimbabwe all report sharp increases in malaria cases over the past few months.
Mission and Ministry
Dr. Daniel Ahui (left), a specialist in infectious and tropical diseases and director of Dabou United Methodist Hospital in Dabou, Côte d'Ivoire, trains pharmacy and laboratory staff on how to deal with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. Although there are no cases of the coronavirus in this city yet, the hospital is taking steps to avoid being caught off guard. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Church hospitals race to prepare for the coronavirus

United Methodist hospitals in Africa and the Philippines gear up to treat patients with COVID-19, including setting up isolation areas and gathering protective gear.

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