Mission expands to Senegal and Cameroon

Maimouna Diaby, 18, learns to sew in a class at Canaan United Methodist Church in Mbour, Senegal. The church is part of two mission initiatives in Senegal and Cameroon that will join the Côte d’Ivoire Conference. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.
Maimouna Diaby, 18, learns to sew in a class at Canaan United Methodist Church in Mbour, Senegal. The church is part of two mission initiatives in Senegal and Cameroon that will join the Côte d’Ivoire Conference. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

By Isaac Broune
Aug. 1, 2019 | DAKAR, Senegal (UM News)
A delegation from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries met with two mission initiatives — in Senegal and Cameroon — and announced these initiatives will become districts attached to the Côte d’Ivoire Conference.

The conference is awaiting the memorandum of understanding from Global Ministries before approving the two new districts. That memorandum will be signed in 2020.
 
With the addition of Senegal and Cameroon, the Côte d’Ivoire Conference will have 27 districts.
 
The strategy for the transition was approved during a meeting held before a June visit to the mission initiatives, attended by the Global Ministries delegation, Côte d’Ivoire Area Bishop Benjamin Boni and conference cabinet members.

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