The dreams expressed at the 1988 General Conference — that the Africa Initiative would bring together United Methodists around the world with a common agenda — became a reality. Today, Africa University boasts 6,200 alumni. Countless people in the worldwide connection have supported AU with their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Tom Gillem reports. Read story and post a comment. Note that the Wisconsin Conference has historically given more than 100% of our apportionment giving to Africa University.