The primary objective of Bikes and Bibles is to provide utilitarian bicycles and native-language bibles to the poorest pastors in the United Methodist connection, those in Africa’s poorest areas.
This program began in the Sierra Leone Episcopal Area in March 2014 with the distribution of 40 bicycles and bibles, followed by a distribution of 200 bicycles and bibles in four of the five annual conferences of the Southern Congo Episcopal Area.
The objective is also to energize an Annual Conference by a visible affirmation of the pastor’s important work in the provision of these ministry tools expressing appreciation and support.
Bishop Ntambo of the North Katanga Episcopal Area talks about the sharing of Bibles between pastors.
Bishop Palmer of the Ohio West Episcopal Area talking about the North Katanga Annual Conference, the largest UMC Annual Conference in the world.