Global Health

Mission and Ministry
Mothers-to-be cook together in an open-air kitchen at the new mothers’ shelter in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The shelter for high-risk mothers was completed with a grant from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

New shelter helps expectant mothers

A new 60-bed shelter and outpatient department at Old Mutare Hospital means safety and comfort for expectant mothers.
Global Health
Program director Caitlin Sussman (left) joins in singing with the Voices of Hope choir at Friendship House, a mental health drop-in center in Morgantown, W.Va. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Relationships key for churches to help addicts

It’s said the opposite of addiction is connection, and making connections is helping West Virginia churches be in ministry with substance abuse sufferers.
Social Concerns
Ann Hammond tells the Rev. Barry Steiner Ball of her plans for creating a recovery house for women living with addiction in an older home on the grounds of United Methodist Temple in Clarksburg, W.Va. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Conference asks ‘What If’ the church confronted the opioid crisis

Constant media coverage of opioid epidemic makes it seem hopeless, but churches in West Virginia are offering hope instead.
Global Health
A fire smolders at a former Ebola treatment center in the Munguredjipa Health Zone west of Butembo, Congo. Photo by Justine Tchongo, UMNS.

Attacks hamper Ebola efforts in Congo

The United Methodist Church continues to raise awareness, as worship, evangelism drop in affected areas.

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