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Gen. Constantino Chiwenga of the Zimbabwe National Army arrives for the dedication of the Early Childhood Development Complex in Nyadire, Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of Taurai Emmanuel Maforo.

Church partners with Zimbabwean army on educational facility

The United Methodist Church has partnered with the Zimbabwe National Army in building a state-of-the-art facility for training Early Childhood Development teachers Read More

Young boys leave Rutuka United Methodist Church in Rushinga, Zimbabwe, with bags of meal. The denomination organized food distributions to help those in drought-ravaged areas. A UMNS photo by Eunice Kadiki

Church brings food relief to drought-stricken areas

About 300 people received maize distributed by The United Methodist Church in a region where drought has devastated harvests. Read More

Church members line up to make contributions using point-of-sale machines at Chisipiti United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. A UMNS photo by Kudzai Chingwe.

Zimbabwe churches find cash alternatives for giving

The African country’s current cash shortages have pushed United Methodist churches to suggest plastic or electronic transfers for offerings. Read More

The Rev. Lancelot Mukundu and Learnmore Kateguru visit by the hospital bed of Farai “Joy” Kanyemba at the United Methodist Nyadire Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

Nyadire hospital offers healing touch

For Farai “Joy” Kanyemba, the United Methodist mission hospital in Zimbabwe is home. Read More

Lester Mhone discusses sustainable agriculture techniques in use at the United Methodist farm in Mchinji, Malawi, in 2013. Although the 2015-16 famine has affected the harvest yield, an irrigation system has helped, said Mhone. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Trying to avert famine in Africa

United Methodists assist in Malawi and Zimbabwe as flooding, drought and the disruption of the planting season has resulted in food shortages. Read More

A girl burrows in the riverbed for water to drink. Dindi school children are risking their health and their lives drinking this unsafe water, which was their only option in March. Photo by Luckymore Mudzengerere, UMNS.

Water shortage threatens Zimbabwe clinic

United Methodist mission depends on a lone borehole that can no longer meet the community’s water needs. Read More

Patients wait in the sheltered outpatients bay at Nyahuku Clinic. Improvements at the satellite clinic of the United Methodist Nyadire Mission Hospital will help meet the demands of the 14 villages in the area. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

Nyadire satellite clinics take health care to remote areas

Zimbabwe's Nyadire Mission Hospital’s satellite clinics are being expanded and upgraded with the support of United Methodists in Pennsylvania. Read More

Emilia Mafuratidze holds an X-ray film that she is recycling as a stencil to print fabric during a workshop  in Zimbabwe held by the Chitungwiza-Marondera District women’s union March 1-3, 2016. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

Women use recycled X-ray films to create cloth for sale

United Methodist women in Zimbabwe are using discarded X-ray films to create cloth that they sell. Read More

Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa dedicates a new ambulance for Old Mutare Mission Hospital at the Zimbabwe East Annual Conference meeting. Hospital administrator Monica Nzarayebani looks on. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UMNS

Old Mutare Hospital combats maternal mortality

In Zimbabwe, giving birth can be life threatening. One hospital is taking steps to make pregnancies safer. Read More

Mary Chimunda breastfeeds her newborn son in the Mutambara Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

`Baby-friendly’ Zimbabwe hospital wins awards, gratitude

United Methodist Mutambara Mission Hospital offers a shelter for expectant mothers in need. Read More

Children took part in the celebration of The United Methodist Church’s 51 years of ministry through the church that is now St. Philip Kambuzuma United Methodist Church in Harare. Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS

The church that rose from the stable

A United Methodist church that started in a stable now has 898 members and has founded six more churches in Zimbabwe. Read More

Tinotenda Zamchiya, 4, was playing on the Nyadire United Methodist Hospital playground three days after she began treatment for a serious case of malaria. Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS.

Health care in rural Zimbabwe at Nyadire

United Methodist mission hospital, clinics provide much needed care for an isolated area around Nyadire, Zimbabwe. Read More

Sharon Kasiperi shows off her new computer skills at the Murewa Central Primary School.  This rural school northeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, has an enrollment of 1,585.  Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS

Computer lab keeps rural students current

Staff want to ensure children at the United Methodist mission in Zimbabwe are as knowledgeable as their peers in urban schools. Read More

Winnet Matiza, 76, models The United Methodist Church Zimbabwe uniform with another woman at the inaugural Chitungwiza-Marondera District modeling show.  Matiza, right, was crowned “queen” at the show. Photo by Evelyn Chikwanah, UMNS

Women model United Methodist uniforms

The goal of a modeling competition held by a group of United Methodist churches in Zimbabwe was to instill confidence. Read More

Pastor Taurai Emmanuel Maforo presents a metal litter bin to vendors in  Murombedzi, Zimbabwe. More than 100 members of Murombedzi United Methodist Church joined volunteers from Harare Inner City United Methodist Church, environmentalists and government authorities in an environmental cleanup.  Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

Less litter, more love: Zimbabwe church cleans up

Members of two United Methodist congregations sweep, shovel and haul in rural center, while dental clinic offers free care. Read More

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