Zimbabwe Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
Rachel Barwe issues textbooks to students in the library at Hartzell High School, a United Methodist school at Old Mutare Mission in Mutare, Zimbabwe. A 2019 fire burned many of the school’s textbooks, creating challenges for students and staff. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Church schools library restocked after fire

Alumni of United Methodist Hartzell High School in Zimbabwe have been raising money to replace some of the 40,000 books lost in a 2019 fire.
Mission and Ministry
A group of beneficiaries in the Goromonzi Circuit in Harare, Zimbabwe, celebrates after receiving food hampers provided through a United Methodist Committee on Relief Sheltering in Love grant. More than 7 million people in Zimbabwe are facing food insecurity in 2020, according to the World Food Program. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity

United Methodist groups and partners continue to provide food relief to vulnerable people in Zimbabwe during COVID-19 pandemic.
Social Concerns
Grandmother Alice Makore (from left), a lay leader at Nyamutumbu United Methodist Church, and parents Linda Munyori and Munyaradzi Makore mourn the loss of 7-year-old Tapiwa Makore, who was murdered in a suspected ritual killing in Makore Village, Zimbabwe, on Sept. 17. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Boy with United Methodist ties dies in ritual killing

Seven-year-old was the grandson of a lay leader at Nyamutumbu United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe; his uncle has been charged with murder.
Mission and Ministry
Winnet Mandikisi, 19, works at a sewing machine at Home of Hope, the orphanage at Nyadire United Methodist Mission in Mutoko, Zimbabwe. Mandikisi, a college student, has been leading efforts to teach fellow orphans how to make masks to fight against COVID-19. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Zimbabwe orphan pays it forward during pandemic

Design student teaches children at church’s Home of Hope orphanage how to make masks to fight against COVID-19.

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