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Photo courtesy Emmanuel 1 COCOM

Photo courtesy Emmanuel 1 COCOM

United Methodist lay leaders present clergy members with new bicycles at Emmanuel Port-Bouet 1 UMC in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The bikes will help clergy evangelize in remote areas of the conference.

Côte d’Ivoire laity present clergy with bikes and Bibles

By Joe Tueche Ndzulo
Oct. 28, 2016 | ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (UMNS)

A gift of 25 bicycles to the clergy in Abidjan, means they can evangelize in areas with few or no passable roads, and while they are pedaling, they can “meet the faithful” along the way.

Lined up in front of United Methodist Emmanuel Port-Bouet 1 in Abidjan, the bicycles were the first of 75 to be distributed to pastors and lay leaders to boost evangelism nationwide, said Louis Aboua, lay leader of the Côte d’Ivoire Annual Conference.

The bikes were donated by the Côte d’Ivoire laity in partnership with Bikes and Bibles, a nonprofit ministry of the U.S. North Georgia Conference. The organization donated $7,000.

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