Engage in Ministry With the Poor
Increasing the utilization of fallow, arable land according to the Zimbabwe Farm and Agriculture Development Program, beginning at the Nyadire Mission Centre farm. The Zimbabwean economy is anchored on agriculture. Agriculture provides 16.5% of the economy. Due to economic conditions and continuous droughts this has not been the case. Zimbabwe was once the bread basket of African countries and is now listed among the poorest countries of the world. Many people must grow their own food and crops are affected by drought or, more recently, heavy rainfall that washed away seeds after planting season.
The Partnership also has been involved in working with the Zimbabwe Episcopal area, the United Methodist Global Ministries agency and other conferences in rebuilding and renovating rural satellite health clinics of the Nyadire United Methodist Hospital in the Mutoko-Mudzi District.
Some Western Pennsylvania districts and local churches have raised money for boreholes in areas where there was no safe drinking water supply. Some of the boreholes now serve entire communities in the more arid areas of the country.
In addition Western Pennsylvania United Methodists sponsor orphans and vulnerable children, providing school tuition, books, and uniforms.