Global Health

Mission and Ministry
A Cessna T210 piloted by Rukang Chikomb flies through the skies over Congo in 2008. Part of the Wings of the Morning aviation ministry of The United Methodist Church, the program provides life-saving access to isolated rural communities. The photo was taken from another plane, a Cessna P210 piloted by Gaston Ntambo, that is part of the same program. File photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Missionary pilot continues lifesaving work

Rukang Chikomb talks about the joys, challenges he faces in his work with The United Methodist Church’s Wings of the Morning aviation ministry.
Mission and Ministry
Women fill plastic containers with water at “Source Lokole,” a rehabilitated spring near the United Methodist Mission Lokole in Mikelenge, Congo. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Tearfund helps church rebuild Congo water source

After rebels destroyed a spring in Mikelenge, women walked great distances in search of water for drinking and daily use.
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Children share their one daily meal at the United Methodist orphanage in Goma, Congo, in 2015. United Methodists joined other faith groups at the United Nations during a symposium to explore how best to support the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals for improving human lives. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Investing in people on global scale

United Methodists join other faith groups at the United Nations to discuss financial support of global goals to improve lives.
Mission and Ministry
Staff at United Methodist Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, act out a skit at the hospital after the dedication of a new surgery wing. The performance told the story of a pregnant woman who lost her first three children at birth. Thanks to the new surgical center, she was able to give birth to a healthy baby girl via cesarean section. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

United Methodist hospital gets lifesaving surgical wing

A new $140,000 surgery center at United Methodist Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, will allow doctors to perform complex medical procedures, including cesarean sections.

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