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Elsa Noemi Meza immigrated to the U.S. in 2005 and at the encouragement of her pastor, applied to seminary. With help from a scholarship provided from World Communion Sunday offerings, she has now completed her first year at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Elsa Noemi Meza.

World Communion Sunday is October 4

Elsa Noemi Meza's pastor encouraged her to apply to seminary because he recognized she had "the qualities needed to be a great pastor." Learn how your contributions change lives. Read More

Vano Kalembe Kiboko, a United Methodist evangelist, prays in prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has been helping to lead hundreds of people to Christ while in prison himself. Photo courtesy of Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko

Political dissident leads revival behind bars

United Methodist evangelist Vano Kiboko has baptized more than 300 even while human rights observers say he is wrongfully imprisoned. Read More

The Rev. Lloyd Nyarota chats with masons who are building walls for the new classrooms at Saungweme Primary School in Zimbabwe. Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

Africa University graduates are changing the continent

As 694 Africa University graduates prepare for their June 13 commencement, some of the more than 5,500 alumni of the United Methodist university are already fulfilling the church’s vision. Read More

Matt Crum with United Methodist Communications and Pierre Qmadjela in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by Neelley Hicks, United Methodist Communications.

No greater gift: Communication in time of crisis

United Methodist Communications is working to strengthen communications in Cote d'Ivoire and the DRC so church leaders can better reach each other. Read More

The Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko, pastor of Norwalk United Methodist Church in Norwalk, Iowa, is working for the release of his brother from prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photo by the Rev. Arthur McClanahan, Iowa Conference

Pastor seeks help freeing brother in Congo

A United Methodist pastor has appealed to Obama administration to help secure the release of his brother, who was arrested after criticizing the Congolese government. Read More

“Today, with my production, I am a happy woman,” says Beatrice Monga. Photo courtesy of Foods Resource Bank.

Agriculture training in DRC helps families thrive

“I am a happy woman.’ On church land, 90 farmers learn techniques that use minimal chemicals and cut out expensive middlemen. Read More

A Wings of the Morning Aviation Ministries airplane on a runway in Kabulo, DRC.

Aviation Ministry: Gaston Ntambo

This pilot says God called him to save lives and bring the Gospel to remote areas of the Congo. View

UMAM pilot, Rukang Chicomb stands next to his aircraft which serves South Congo and Zambia.

Aviation Ministry: Rukang Chicomb

Inspired by missionaries, a United Methodist pilot shares the story of his calling. View

Photo courtesy of Becky Harrell, Global Ministries.

United Methodists remember missionary’s legacy

Tshala Mwengo’s connections with Africa University and the denomination’s mission agency helped expand his mission in Congo, Zambia and beyond. Read More

Jacque Akasa Umembudi stands next to the Cessna 206 he flies for the Wings of Caring ministry.

Aviation Ministry: Jacque Akasa Umembudi

A Congo pilot tells of the joys of a job where lives can be saved every day. View

Aviation ministry gets new wings and a prayer

Slideshow: After United Methodists raised more than $2.1 million, supporters blessed plane bound for medical mission in the Congo. View

New grant helps battle diseases of poverty

The United Methodist Church's efforts to battle malaria and HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will get a boost, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Read More

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