Religion feature: Youth group joins effort to help Ugandan women

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan First United Methodist Church youth group members Sam Rice, left, and Maranda Stone show examples of jewelry made by women in Uganda. The youth plan to sell the jewelry and loose beads Oct. 16 to raise money for the Ugandan women.

Argen Duncan

PORTALES — A group of Portales teenagers is reaching out to struggling women a world away.

The First United Methodist Church youth group is learning about living conditions in the struggling African nation of Uganda and working to help a group of women there by selling beads the women made.