Lovemore Nyanungo is a retired United Methodist pastor in Zimbabwe who served for 39 years. Photographed here in 2005, Nyanungo and his wife struggle to make ends meet, relying on help from their family, friends and local church to survive.
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"Am I my brother's keeper?"
As a retired pastor after 30 years of ministry in Liberia, the Reverend Joseph Sunday occasionally received a pension of $20 per quarter. A bag of rice for his family currently costs $35.
"With God, all things are possible. God will make a way. It is what I feel; it is what I believe." - The Reverend Joseph Sunday.
As the widow of a retired pastor in Estonia, Erna Kunstimees receives no financial support from the Church. Historically, church-paid pensions in Estonia have ended with the death of the clergyperson, with no further benefit available for the surviving spouse.
"I think wives of our pastors, wives who for years and years were faithful to their husbands, also deserve help and support." - Erna Kunstimees
In areas where living conditions already are difficult, these faithful servants face serious hardship. The CCPI uses earnings generated by gifts to support United Methodist Church central conference retirees. With your gift, the CCPI can change lives for the better and give new hope to Chrtist's servants in the central conferences.
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