Zimbabwe Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
Water is scarce at Chapanduka Secondary School, a United Methodist school in Buhera, Zimbabwe. Students often spend learning time standing in line to fill buckets of water from a shallow well. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Challenges stack up for United Methodist school

Zimbabwe’s Chapanduka Secondary School faces water crisis, malfunctioning solar system, poor academic scores and poverty in the community.
Evangelism
The Rev. Andrew Mhondoro, a tailor and United Methodist pastor, sewed the clergy shirts and gowns for many of Zimbabwe’s United Methodist pastors. Mhondoro died Sept. 29 at age 82. Photo courtesy of The UMC UK Media & Publications.

From making garments to making disciples

The Rev. Andrew Mhondoro, a Zimbabwe pastor and tailor, has died at age 82.
Local Church
Workers tend to vegetables planted at the Nyadire Mission farm in Nyadire, Zimbabwe. The farm was among six United Methodist properties evaluated during a land audit by the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Audit reveals Zimbabwe church's farming potential

The report is the first step toward utilizing church land for large-scale farming projects to make agriculture more profitable in the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area.
Local Church
Spiwe Mhere interprets for the Deaf during The United Methodist Church’s annual women’s convention at Clare Camping Ground in Rusape, Zimbabwe, in August 2018. The church is trying to be more welcoming to the Deaf community by training pastors and church members in sign language. File photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Zimbabwe church embraces Deaf community

To welcome and retain Deaf members, churches offer sign language training, interpreted services and other ministries.

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