Zimbabwe Episcopal Area

Young People
Early childhood teacher Ruth Nemakanga helps Patience Chipakatira learn to use a desktop computer at the United Methodist Hartzell Central Primary School in Mutare, Zimbabwe. A grant from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries funded 10 desktop computers that will serve 173 students. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Hartzell school embraces new technology

Thanks to a United Methodist Global Ministries grant, 10 desktop computers enhance teaching and learning for 173 young students.
Local Church
The Rev. Kelvin Mwandira (right) delivers mushrooms he has cultivated to customers Esther Razo and Solomon Chiripasi outside the Zimbabwe West Conference offices in Harare. Mwandira is among retired clergy in Zimbabwe who have turned to agriculture and other small business ventures to help fund their retirements. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Retired pastors reap benefits of farming

Whether raising livestock or produce, new small-business entrepreneurs enjoy learning and earning.
Local Church
The Rev. Godknows Risinamhodzi, Chitungwiza Marondera District superintendent, unlocks a new vehicle that will be given to Learnmore Rungwandi, pastor in charge of the Hwedza United Methodist Circuit near Wedza, Zimbabwe. Rungwandi had been walking long distances to minister to her four local churches spread over a 37-mile radius. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Circuit-to-circuit partnership enhances mobility for pastor

At Hwedza United Methodist Circuit, spread within a radius of 37 miles, the pastor traveled to four local churches monthly without a vehicle.
Social Concerns
Anoziva  Sisimayi and her son Kudzai Gombakomba receive a goat from the Rev. Austern Chepiri in Mujaji, Zimbabwe. A goat breeding program sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church has helped more than 100 orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. Photo by Pastor Hillary Mukahanana.

Goat-breeding program benefits vulnerable children

Partnership between Western Pennsylvania and Zimbabwe East conferences has empowered more than 100 toddlers through teens since 2015.

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