Zimbabwe Episcopal Area

Evangelism
The Rev. Josephat Banda congratulates his new district superintendent of diaspora, The Rev. Stephen Mukata (center), as Mukata’s wife, Perpetua Mukata, looks on at Old Mutare Mission in Mutare, Zimbabwe, during his appointment in 2018. Mukata oversees diaspora in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe church keeps diaspora connected

The Zimbabwe Episcopal Area has planted churches in Australia, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.
Evangelism
The congregation of Glen-View East United Methodist Church celebrates in worship at the Tichagarika Shopping Center in Harare, Zimbabwe. The church holds lunch-hour services at the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Photo by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UM News.

Preaching the Gospel in busy marketplace

Zimbabwean urban church starts lunch-hour services to bring Jesus to market traders, shoppers and others.
Mission and Ministry
Nester Jeyacheya, deputy head of Mutambara Central Primary School, monitors children as they practice brushing their teeth at the United Methodist mission school in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. The children learned proper brushing techniques and received toothbrushes and toothpaste as part of dental outreach program led by the church and a Swedish team with Dentists Without Borders. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Fostering healthy smiles in Zimbabwe

United Methodists collaborate with Swedish dentists to screen, treat and teach rural children about proper dental care.
Social Concerns
Tendai Rebecca Gurupira, area coordinator for The United Methodist Church’s Ministry of Women, Youth and Children, holds a box with 100 chicks to be given out to women and girls in the drought-prone Masvingo District in Zimbabwe. The farming project is funded by an $8,000 grant from United Methodist Women. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

United Methodists respond to Zimbabwe hunger crisis

The United Nations estimates that half the population in Zimbabwe is food insecure due to persistent droughts and economic turmoil.

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