Friday, February 7, 2020

Recommended Viewing: Mulungwishi Mission video

The half-hour documentary "Mulungwishi: A United Methodist Mission" depicts not only the work of the Mulungwishi mission station in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the life of the southern Congolese church generally and southern Congolese society and culture. The documentary captures both the promises and challenges of life and ministry in the Congo. It features extensive Congolese voices, including interviews with district superintendents, pastors, professors, students, and lay leaders. It examines areas of mission such as evangelism, education, medicine, and women's rights.

While initially released eight years ago, it remains one of the best and most easily available depictions of United Methodism in one of its new heartlands. The high quality of the documentary was recognized by two 2012 Telly Awards for Cinematography and Religious Programming and the International Aurora Award "Platinum Best of Show".

It is recommended for Sunday School classes, seminarians, and other interested in better understanding fellow United Methodists around the world.

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