West Africa Central Conferences

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.
General Church
Members of the Southern Nigeria Conference pray during the 2018 Christian Revival Gathering held March 14-18 in Jalingo, Nigeria. More than 12,000 members attended, including a group who had left the conference five years ago. Photo by Ande I. Emmanuel, UMNS.

Revival in Nigeria brings back breakaway members

Members who left five years ago after the election of Bishop John Wesley Yohanna return to Southern Nigeria Conference, United Methodist connection.
General Church
The Rev. Sylvester Holima (center) organizes United Methodist young adults at UMC House, the home office of the Sierra Leone Conference, in Freetown, as they prepare to take the No Election Violence Campaign on the road. Regional missionary Finda Quiwa (standing, back left, in black head dress) funded the two-day campaign. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

United Methodists preach peaceful Sierra Leone elections

A team of young adults hit the road to promote an anti-violence message ahead of March 7 elections.
General Church
Members of United Methodist Women listen to reports at the group’s annual meeting Jan. 26-28 in Tappita, Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen.

New scholarships to help children in rural Liberia

The pilot program is funded by the United Methodist Women and was endorsed at the group’s 71st annual gathering.

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