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Courtesy: United Methodist Women

Yvette Richards (left), of the United Methodist Women Board of Directors, helps prepare food at the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 24, 2014, the Ubuntu day of service before the United Methodist Women Assembly. The church provides food to homeless and underemployed people. With her is Andrew Thomas, the lead chef. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Yvette Richards and Andrew Thomas prepare food at the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 24, 2014 as part of the Ubuntu day of service.

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600 women on a mission to love their neighbors

Ubuntu is an African word and proverb meaning "I am human because you are human."  United Methodist Women (UMW) encourages members to experience Ubuntu Journeys which are unique, short-term mission service opportunities to interact with the world through mission partners.

On the day before their 2014 Assembly, more than 600 members and friends got acquainted with neighbors in Louisville, KY.  At almost 40 sites, participants gardened, sorted, served, landscaped, cleaned, painted and organized, and most importantly, they learned about the local community. 

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