In 2007, the Baltimore-Washington Conference joined in a partnership with United Methodists in the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area. One of the cornerstones of the partnership is a Pastors’ School, held every two years at Africa University. BWC leaders provided most of the support in...
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Hanwa Mission School in Zimbabwe, a project of the Community UMC of Crofton, is now officially a United Methodist school.
When the Rev. Gladman Kapfumvuti was a young pastor in Marange, Zimbabwe, he lived humbly, traveling a circuit, preaching the Word of God. “Little did I know there were diamonds, literally diamonds, in the dirt beneath my feet,” he said. “I was walking on diamonds.”
I have a bad cold. There’s an illness is sweeping through the BWC delegation, so I’ve taken to bed in the Ubuntu Retreat Center. Ubuntu, I’m told, means “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.” It’s a good place to rest one’s head.
“Africa University is your school,” said Vice Chancellor Munashe Furusa, the president of the United Methodist pan-African school, as he addressed members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.