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Church Growth Report on the Tappita District of Liberia Annual Conference, UMC

This is Rev. Victoria Dennis, District Superintendent of the Tappita District in northern region of Liberia. She has been on the road for 6 hours attending to 4 charge conferences within her District. This would not have been possible had the Bike and Bible Ministry not blessed her with a motor bike recently at the 186th Annual Session of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church held in Gbarnga, Bong County, from 4-11 February 2019.



Bikes boost church growth in Sierra Leone

Since the Bikes & Bibles program began three years ago in Sierra Leone, churches have been planted in communities that previously were Muslim or practiced traditional African religions.

In Kortumahun, a new congregation of 70 members worship where there were previously no Christians. In Sembehun, a new congregation of 92 has grown out of a community that had only practiced traditional religion. Gbanahun, which was predominantly Muslim and had a few African traditionalists, now has a Christian congregation of 92. The New York Section of rural Bo City, which started with just 10 members, now has a congregation of 145, said the Rev. Francis Charley, Bo district superintendent.



Bikes & Bibles

There are 200 bicycles stored here in the UMC airplane hanger in the Congolese city of Lubumbashi located in the Southern Congo Episcopal Area.

Two hundred tribal language bibles plus these 200 bikes will soon be shipped to the five annual conferences across this Episcopal Area, the largest in the UMC with one million members.

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Central conferences depend on local pastors

Authors: Isaac Broune and Sam Hodges

Sept. 29, 2015 | ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (UMNS) Raphaël Aboua oversees 11 United Methodist churches in Côte d’Ivoire, serves as president of its United Methodist lay pastors’ group and also shares the gospel via United Methodist radio in his native language,

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Committed to the Call

This picture speaks a thousand words to me. The hard work necessary to earn a small amount, for life, for family, for a future. Acceptance of the hand we are dealt, yet hope for tomorrow. A belief that God has a plan for a complete salvation. This man is committed to his work.

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