BENEFITING: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Called to be the hands and feet of Christ, high school students of First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, along with the support from the congregation, are passionate to love and nourish the people of Zimbabwe.
Our mission is to feed the body and care for the soul of the poorest in Africa. Through partnerships in the Old Mutare Mission area, we seek to build relationships, feed the hungry, care for the orphans and assist with education along with setting the building blocks for future mission endeavors to serve the Zimbabwe people. As awareness and support for our mission grows we have aspirations of traveling to Zimbabwe to establish a personal connection with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Did you know… Hunger kills more people each year than Aids, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. In Zimbabwe, the average girl stays in school only until she is 9 years old. Three out of four Zimbabweans live in poverty and hunger. Zimbabwe has more than 1.3 million children orphaned by Aids. Why Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe is the 2nd poorest country in the world. Over 70% of the people in Zimbabwe live below the poverty line. The unemployment rate is greater than 90%. The country suffers from political and economic instability and recurrent droughts. Most Zimbabweans survive on $1.25 per day whereas American spend on average $74 per day.
FUMC High School Student Ministries seek to utilize the global United Methodist Church connections to help the Old Mutare community by inviting our congregation and the surrounding community to participate in events organized by high school students to raise funds and build awareness of the issues plaguing Zimbabwe.