East Angola Partnerships

 

 East Angola Pastor Support

Yellowstone Conference has had a relationship with the East Angola Conference of the United Methodist Church since 2003. Four Volunteers in Mission teams have visited East Angola since 2003, to help rebuild their churches and communities, to learn how best to be in partnership and to get to know one another. The latest team was in Angola in February 2014. 

Angolans have been rebuilding their churches, sometimes one row of bricks at a time. Most pastors in East Angolan are not paid a salary by their congregation but are paid ‘in kind’ – eggs, cassava, sweet potatoes, a chicken or rabbit. The East Angola Conference covers the poorest areas of Angola. Most of the churches are small and in rural villages.
We, in Yellowstone Conference, want to support our brothers and sisters in Christ as they rebuild their churches and ministries. We do that by supporting 66 pastors in 3 districts and 2 areas of evangelization (in a remote part of the country). Each pastor receives $50 a month in salary (increased from $40 in July 2015), and we pay Alcides Martins a stipend as well to administer the project. This salary is vital to the lives and families of these pastors. This partnership offers hope to the pastors, their families, and their villages.
Make a contribution to this cause through the Yellowstone Conference by donating here or donations can be made through Global Ministries Advance # 3021453.
 
To read more about East Angola pastoral support click here
 

Quessua Methodist Mission

Before the war, Quessua Mission was a center of excellence in the country as it accommodated the best agricultural demonstration farms, poultry and livestock breeding, schools and a hospital.  After the war Quessua was completely destroyed and surrounded by land mines.  With the assistance of mission partners, many infrastructures have been rebuilt and ministries started.  Click here for a brochure that more fully describes each project. 

 

Quessua School: Presently has about 1,200 students.  Advance #105625

Quessua Agriculture: A tractor was purchased in 2014 by Friends and Former Students of Quessua. Projects are underway to make the land productive.  Advance #105625

Quessua Mission Boarding House: Designed for orphans and students that live far from schools.  Advance #11638N

Quessua School of Theology: Provides seminary training for pastors and training for local pastors.  Advance #11640N

Quessua Women Training Center: Center for training women in practical skills: sewing, nutrition, literacy.  Advance #11639N

Evangelization Ministry: This program is involved the rebuilding of churches destroyed in the war.  Advance #15061A

Pastor Salary Support: Provides a salary of $50 a month to pastors.   Advance #3021453