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Peter Cibuabua of the Central Congo Conference (left) and Chelsea Spyres of the Peninsula-Deleware Conference (second from left) celebrate with other presenters at the conclusion of the young people's address at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Two ambassadors of God’s love share young people’s address

Young speakers strive to help delegates and the church understand how deeply engaged young people are. Read More

Vano Kalembe Kiboko, a United Methodist lay evangelist, prays in civilian prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He led hundreds of people to Christ while in prison himself. UMNS photo courtesy of the Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko.

Church celebrates Congo dissident’s release

United Methodist lay evangelist and former congressman wins freedom after months behind bars. Read More

Transporting e-readers from Nashville to the Wembo Nyama Faculty of Theology in the Congo Central Conference involved removing fallen trees blocking the road. The e-readers will provide resources for theological education for pastors-in-training in the heart of the Congo. Photo by Pierre Omadjela, UMNS

E-readers transform theological education in Congo

A first-person account of the 600-mile inland trek to deliver e-readers and training to students and faculty at Patrice Emery Lumumba University in Congo. Read More

The Rev. Mujinga Kashala is part of the Commission on General Conference and a 2016 delegate from the DRC.  Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Global Voices at General Conference: The Rev. Mujinga Kashala

She will be traveling nearly 9,000 miles from home, but this South Congo pastor is glad to be one of the global voices shaping the denomination. View

A Kamina woman who needs medical care is helped onto Wings of the Morning for a flight to Lumumbashi. Photo courtesy of Betty Kazadi Musau

Wings of the Morning in North Katanga changes lives

The Wings of the Morning plane ministry is a calling for Gaston Ntambo, the pilot who flies the sick from remote villages to hospitals. Read More

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

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