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Linda Bloom, reporter for the United Methodist News Service, passes the microphone after asking a question at the Episcopal Laity and Young People's press conference. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry

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Eye surgery is performed on a patient at Gwandum Clinc in Nigeria. The mobile clinic and rural health care program of The United Methodist Church in Nigeria are saving lives in remote areas that aren’t reached by government health programs. Photo by the Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel, UMNS.

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The Rev. Tonya Elmore, pastor at Enterprise First United Methodist Church, takes communion from the Rev. Virginia Kagoro, pastor at Locust Bluff United Methodist Church, at the 2015 Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. Photo by Luke Lucas, Alabama-West Florida.

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Jenny and Elise Bonsky received capes from Kids Capes of Courage and Northampton United Methodist in Ohio. Photo by Gwen Kisker.

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