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Photo contest winning entry by Larry Kies, a Global Ministries' missionary serving as the technical advisor at Africa University. Agricultural worker Shame Mutsingo hoists a calf over his shoulders. Kies assists in the development of the university's farm and helps to train a new generation of agriculturalists from countries across the continent.
Photo: Larry Kies
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Sara Flores
Guy Kasanka
Larry Kies
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Sustaining Ministry

Sustaining the Ministries We Start 
Esther Rashid, of Sumbuya, Sierra Leone, is one of several farmers the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR ) trained in 2003 and 2004 through its Sustainable Agriculture and Development (SA&D) Program in West Africa. ... (continue)

Chocolate’s Dark Side 
by Rodney North
For many, Valentine's Day is all about chocolate. And unfortunately, that means big business for companies that sometimes profit—albeit indirectly— from forced child labor in West Africa.... (continue)

Work Sustains Women and Children in Bolivia 
by Christie R. House
High in the Illimani Mountains of Bolivia's Altiplano, Justa Mamani weaves shawls in a cooperative with about 20 other women from her village of Catacora. Mamani founded this cooperative and three others in the area, though ... (continue)

The Sudan Project  
Taking the Church Into the World

by Karen Smith
Ginghamsburg Church is a United Methodist congregation in Tipp City, Ohio, a small city of 9,300 people just north of Dayton, in the heart of the "rust belt." When the Rev. Mike Slaughter arrived at Ginghamsburg 29 years ago, ... (continue)

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New World Outlook Cows & Pigs Photo Contest Winner 
The New World Outlook Pigs and Cows Contest winner, Larry Kies, has been a Global Ministries missionary since 1982 and has served in various agricultural ministries in Botswana; in Nyadire, Zimbabwe; and at Africa ...

The Bigger Picture 

I'm an editor and word dithering is important to me. I think we ought to take the time to get the words right, because words should represent what we really mean to say. We need to listen to each other and change our minds every now and then about the words we print in our books of Resolutions and Discipline. I'm glad our doctrines are living documents that stretch and grow and change with the growing pains of our church. But is a committee of 1000 members the best way to get this done? ...(continue)

The online version of New World Outlook features selected articles from the printed magazine. These additional stories appear in the print publication.
A Call to Be Faithful by Christie R. House
That We May Live Together - Asian Rural Institute by Christie R. House
AWARE Program by Grant Hartman
Instruments of Empowerment by Monica Aruna Samuel
The Status and Role of Women in India by James S. Murthy
TESS International by Teresa Rynkiewich


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