West Africa Central Conferences

Mission and Ministry
An educator from the Alliance Biblique de Côte d'Ivoire conducts a public health lesson on AIDS in the sanctuary at Jerusalem Parish United Methodist Church in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire in this November 2008 file photo. Preventive education is among the topics that will be discussed during the United Methodist Global HIV/AIDS Committee West Africa Summit May 19-21 in Abidjan. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Dealing with AIDS in West Africa

May 19-21 summit in Côte d’Ivoire will encourage United Methodists in the region to create their own plans of action for this continuing health crisis.
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.
Evangelism
Six students from Murewa United Methodist High School in Zimbabwe have been selected to play in the International Blind Soccer Association’s women’s match in Japan in 2019. Front row, from left, are students Fadzai Kimberley Nyakudya, Chengetai Chipanga and Monalisa Makoma; back row, from left, are Teresa Mharadzirwa, teacher/guide Constance Tendere Munemo, Tanisha Zonde, goalkeeper Gellie Mawarire, Tarumbidzwa Taruvinga, sports director Pilani Nyanhanda and Titus Tsiga. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Blind soccer players have opportunity of a lifetime

Six Zimbabwean high school students hope to participate in the International Blind Soccer Association tournament in Japan.
Bishops
Bishop Gregory Palmer makes a presentation during the February 2018 meeting of the United Methodist Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

The long road to adding 5 new bishops

Rumors have been flying about where five new bishops will serve in Africa. But no decisions have been made.

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