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    Foreign Support
    Maria Sabino Humbane is a missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned to church and community ministries in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

    Born in Chikuki, Maxixe Mozambique, Maria earned a certificate in practical nursing in 1971 from Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN, after graduating from Eastbrook High School in Upland, IN, in 1970.

    Prior to this assignment, Maria was a secretarial volunteer in the bishop's office of the Zimbabwe Annual Conference from 1996-97. She was a bilingual secretary and receptionist/switchboard operator for the Royal Danish Embassy from 1986-94 and held a similar position in Mozambique for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) from 1976-86.
    Maria shares: “I became moved during a devotion by Bishop Jokomo in Zimbabwe when he talked about the miserable homeless children and unwed mothers in Harare, living in slum areas. I am planning to establish a project of rehabilitation of homeless children and unwed mothers in Mutare. I believe that through my work, they will see the importance of the church's work and therefore become believers.

    Maria is married to Dr. William James Humbane and has five adult children, four sons and one daughter. She is a member of Hilltop United Methodist Church in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

    Maria Humbane is available for Covenant Relationship support in Holston Annual Conference , North Indiana Annual Conference , West Michigan Annual Conference .


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