Poverty

Social Concerns
United Methodist deaconess Cindy Johnson (right) walks to buy medicine with Isabél who traveled with her daughter from Nicaragua to Matamoros, Mexico, hoping to request asylum in the U.S. Kassandra, 16 months, was suffering from fever and weight loss while she and her mother waited for their turn to approach the bridge leading to Brownsville, Texas. Johnson, who makes regular visits to the makeshift camp, brought members of the United Methodist Immigration Task Force for a firsthand look at the immigration situation. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodists respond to migrants at the border

The United Methodist Immigration Task Force saw United Methodists in action caring for migrants from around the world seeking asylum at border towns in Texas.
Poverty
Bishop Joaquina F. Nhanala of Mozambique and agricultural missionary Innocent Afful listen to The United Methodist Church’s plans for existing land in Africa during an agricultural summit held Jan. 13-16 in Johannesburg. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah.

African bishops ready to transform agriculture

United Methodist leaders pledge to move from the current subsistence farming to commercial ventures that can financially support the church.
Social Concerns
Gedion Mawoneke, Benjamin Dhliwayo and Damion Mutinhiri assemble a bicycle. United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Mutare, Zimbabwe, is helping those in the Deaf community learn skills through the Holy Bike Sales project. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe.

Church projects empower Deaf community

Bicycle-building and rabbit-rearing programs help United Methodists with disabilities earn a living in Zimbabwe.
Social Concerns
Christina Schmidt, a volunteer with the Malawi Conference women’s organization, teaches young women how to make meatballs during training in Blantyre, Malawi. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UMNS.

Young underprivileged women gain hope in Malawi

Malawi Conference training focuses on education, gender-based violence, dating and courtship, and spirituality.

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