February Mission Focus
What is Africa University? It is a Christian University, founded 1988, in Zimbabwe. For many years, the United Methodist Church has helped Africans to meet Christ through our missionary efforts. Now local leaders are being trained in the Africa University to lead the churches in their own land. The Christian Church is growing faster in Africa than on any other continent in the world.
The university started with 40 students from 6 African countries. Today it has an enrollment of 1500 full-time students from 25 African countries, with an additional 1000 part-time students. They have more than 6200 alumni made up of college and seminary presidents, faculty members, district superintendents, communicators, hospital and clinic managers, farmers and agriculture extension workers and leaders in every walk of life.
Why would we want to support this ministry? First, in Matthew 28:19 Jesus tell us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. We are called to love our neighbors. Our neighbors live all over the world. Also, donations to Africa University count toward our apportionments.
If you feel you would like to support this ministry, write a check to Windcrest UMC and mark the memo Africa.