The Nyadire Connection

Overview

The Nyadire Connection (TNC) is a partnership between United Methodist Churches in the Pittsburgh area, and the United Methodist Churches and Mission in Nyadire, Zimbabwe. Nyadire is located in the northeast corner of Zimbabwe.

Dutilh is one of six partner churches in the Pittsburgh area.  The others are Baldwin Community United Methodist Church; Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park; First Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel Park; Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church; and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Allison Park.

Learn more about The Nyadire Connection.


About

The Nyadire United Methodist Mission consists of:

  • 50-bed hospital with six associated rural clinics

  • School of Nursing

  • Teacher College

  • 1200-student school, with boarders

  • Home of Hope Orphanage

  • A farm and church.  

TNC also includes a number of additional United Methodist Churches in the Nyadire area.


goals

TNC is a 100% volunteer non-profit.  Our goals are to build long-term relationships, educate each other, and learn how to truly help.  TNC enables connections: person-person and church-church.  Our focus is on Nyadire and to support Nyadire’s priorities, not our own.  Nyadire and the Zimbabwe United Methodist Church leads, and TNC enables.  TNC strives for sustainability.


Dutilh’s
role

TNC currently operates 13 different programs and ministries.  

Dutilh Church has taken responsibility to lead and organize the Rural Clinic Renovation Project.  To date, three clinics have been completely renovated and a fourth will begin construction in 2019.


2019 mission trip

Dutilh Church is organizing a Mission Trip to Nyadire from June 17-July X.  Additional team members are welcome! Contact Pastor Jim at the church office if you are interested.  Team Members will visit the rural clinics, the hospital, schools, farm, and orphanage at Nyadire, as well as participate in activities at local United Methodist churches.  Cost is estimated at $3,000, but Dutilh Church will cover part of the cost for each team member.

Contact Pastor Jim with questions at jgascoine@dutilhumc.org.