Zimbabwe Episcopal Area

Social Concerns
Rebecca Tendai Gurupira, speaker during an outreach program against violence and childhood marriages in Zimbabwe, stands surrounded by young people at the Nyambeya Camping site in the Chimanimani District.  Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Church launches campaign against early childhood marriages

The United Methodist Church’s Ministry with Women, Children and Youth in Zimbabwe recently embarked on a 15-day outreach campaign against violence and childhood marriages.
Mission and Ministry
Women from Chisipiti United Methodist Church gather to pray at Mandisodza Mountain near Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe.

Connecting with God in Zimbabwe's mountains

United Methodists regularly climb mountains to pray, and church leaders say the practice is positively affecting church growth and giving.
Bishops
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer (left) of the Ohio West Area and the Rev. James Boye-Caulker of Sierra Leone bless the elements of Holy Communion during closing worship for the Africa Comprehensive Plan meeting in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Church leaders study placement of new African bishops

Church leaders consider data on church growth, clergy and geographic area in debating where to put five new African bishops.
Social Concerns
Beneficiaries of tuition aid from the Balm in Gilead Ministry gather for a photo with the Rev. Abiot Moyo in Harare, Zimbabwe, during his recent visit. Moyo is pastor of Harbour United Methodist Church in Scituate, Massachusetts. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Ministry offers tangible Balm in Gilead in Zimbabwe

Seed gift of $800 multiplies into education for children and youth, Bibles for newly ordained clergy, bicycles for pastors and more.

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