A mother arrives with her children for the first day of the Sanctuaries of Learning program at Trinity United Methodist Church in Houston. The program, started by the Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church, offers a safe space, internet access and other resources in area churches, allowing parents to return to work and their children to continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
Bishop John K. Yambasu presides over a session of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference meeting, held in March 2020 in Koidu City, Sierra Leone. Delegates endorsed a plan of amicable separation for The United Methodist Church and voted to send it to General Conference in May. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.
Family and friends of Bishop John K. Yambasu, (front row, from left) Elizabeth Yambasu, Emmanuel Yambasu, widow Millicent Yambasu and Alfred Lansana, arrive at the burial site on the campus of United Methodist University in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Yambasu was killed in a car accident on Aug. 16, 2020. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.