A few weeks ago, Steve and I had the opportunity to journey to the other side of the globe. I (Rebecca) am a member the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and this spring we held our board meeting in conjunction with the 25th anniversary celebration of Africa University (AU). Africa University was founded by the United Methodist Church 25 years ago in the country of Zimbabwe. It is a Pan-African Institution designed to reach students from across the continent, provide them with quality education as well as strong United Methodist values and ethics, in order to positively impact the continent of Africa and the entire world. The experience was phenomenal and we learned and observed many things.
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A Message from the Bishop
Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce R. Ough, in his role as president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, issued the following statement regarding the flooding in the Gulf Coast and the mudslides in Sierra Leone. "Heartbreaking … devastation… incomprehensible… are some of the words we use as we struggle to fathom the depth of the natural disasters whose images from Texas and Sierra Leone continue to tear at our hearts and souls," writes Ough.