A BRIEF HISTORY

Mt. Zion Church

Faith

Perseverance

God's Blessings Continue

Mt Zion United Methodist Church is in Bel Air, Maryland. Years ago congregational members expressed interest in adding air conditioning to the sanctuary. The pastor stated that he would support an air conditioning project only after the congregation built a church in Africa.

In the fall of 2001 several Mt Zion members began a prayer group to seek God’s guidance in responding to the AIDS pandemic in Africa.

In January, 2002, four members of the church traveled to Namibia and spent several weeks meeting with government and tribal leaders. Permission was granted to build a children’s home and land was given on which to build.

One year later, in January 2003, Children of Zion Village in Katima Mulilo, Namibia was dedicated and opened. And Mt Zion UMC in Maryland now has air conditioning.