Fellows Serving in Asia

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CHINA

Arnold Brown, Jr.
Serving At: Amity Foundation
Location: China
Home Country: USA

Arnold is serving as an education specialist with Amity Foundation, based in Nanjing, China. Amity, founded in 1985, is the largest faith-based social service organization in China, and is a long-time mission partner of Global Ministries. It engages in programs of education, rural development, health, environmental protection, and disaster relief. It is a major channel through which Chinese Christians express their social concerns. Amity also has a publishing component that is the largest printer of Bibles in the world. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/brown-arnold#sthash.1NgIaUte.dpuf


Maria Niechwiadowicz
Serving At: Amity Foundation
Location: China
Home Country: USA

Maria is serving as an education specialist with Amity Foundation, based in Nanjing, China. Amity, founded in 1985, is the largest faith-based social service organization in China, and is a long-time mission partner of Global Ministries. It engages in programs of education, rural development, health, environmental protection, and disaster relief. It is a major channel through which Chinese Christians express their social concerns. Amity also has a publishing component that is the largest printer of Bibles in the world. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/niechwiadowicz-maria#sthash.klHW5VOq.dpuf

PHILIPPINES

Hoi Lam Chai
Serving At: Harris Memorial College
Location: Philippines
Home Country: Hong Kong,

Hollace is serving with the Community Extension Services and Development of Harris Memorial College in Taytay, Philippines, with special focus on community organizing with members of the Manggahan Farmers Association in Rizal Province. The program has two main components: early childhood education and Christian education and discipleship. Harris College is engaged in the training of educators and deaconesses. It has programs in land use and community health.  – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/chai-hollace#sthash.oxVVaeMN.dpuf


Nora Cunningham
Serving At: Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation, Inc. (KKFI)
Location: Philippines
Home Country: USA

Nora is serving as a development assistant for the Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation in Manila, Philippines, working specifically with anti-substance abuse projects in three locations. The foundation is a United Methodist-related institution with an ecumenical vision that seeks to build communities of peace, justice, respect for all creation, and abundant life. The emphasis is on education and empowerment. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/cunningham-nora#sthash.pJgbJEyJ.dpuf


Christian Love B. Daroy
Serving At: Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation, Inc.
Location: Philippines
Home Country: Philippines

Her responsibilities at Kapatiran-Kaunlaran are in community development. The strongly-related church foundation aims at empowering communities and persons to act as agents of peace and justice and as advocates of the integrity of creation and abundant life. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/Explore-Our-Work/Missionaries-in-Service/Missionary-Profiles/Daroy-Christian#sthash.vwGr5ZVZ.dpuf

Henry n. Kibambe
Serving At: Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation
Location: Philippines
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Henry is serving as a development assistant at the Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation, a United Methodist-related social agency in the Philippines. The foundation’s vision, ecumenical in scope, is to transform “communities of people as stewards of God’s creation living in a society where peace, justice, integrity of creation and abundance of life reign.” The self-development and empowerment of people and communities are major priorities. Henry is involved in anti-substance abuse projects in three communities in Manila and works in youth-oriented education. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/kimbambe-henry#sthash.UG4gvk9X.dpuf

Glory Ilunga Kapya Mulimba
Serving At: InPeace
Location: Philippines
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Glory is serving with Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (INPEACE), based in Davao City, Philippines. INPEACE is a grassroots, interfaith peace movement that facilitates justice and a lasting peace in Mindanao. The area, the country’s second-largest island, struggles as traditional agriculture comes in conflict with transnational mining and agribusiness. It copes with the impact of two revolutionary movements, the National Democratic Front and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. INPEACE is a long-time mission partner of Global Ministries. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/mulimba-glory#sthash.8zbhAkpU.dpuf


Richmore Mutenda
Serving At: Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. (MPI)
Location: Philippines
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Richmore is serving as a training coordinator with the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. (MPI) in the Philippines. MPI, organized in 2000, is an ecumenical Asian-Pacific training facility for bringing together diverse cultures in the cause of peace. It conducts research and provides skill enhancement. Participants come to institute events from a large number of countries. Richmore is specifically working to empower the leaders of tribal groups whose ancestral domains are threatened by the mining industry. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/mutenda-richmore#sthash.DydDiDJG.dpuf

Nyorowai C. Mutsago
Serving At: Harris Memorial College
Location: Philippines
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Caroline is serving with the Community Extension Services and Development of Harris Memorial College in Taytay, Philippines, with special focus on community organizing with members of the Manggahan Farmers Association in Rizal Province. The program has two main components: early childhood education and Christian education and discipleship. Harris College is engaged in the training of educators and deaconesses. It has programs in land use and community health.  – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/mutsago-caroline#sthash.CRsJopwF.dpuf

Evans N. Ndadzungira
Serving At: Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits (EcoWEB)
Location: Philippines
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Evans is serving in the watershed and environmental protection program of Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits (EcoWEB) in the Philippines. EcoWEB is a nonprofit organization, begun in 2006, to build partnerships aimed at achieving a peaceful, progressive society. It has four goals: 1) building sustainable livelihoods in communities, 2) improving social relationships, 3) creating a safe environment and resilient communities, and 4) advocating for inclusive governance. It started operations in the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental in Mindanao. In response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2014, EcoWEB expanded its operation in the Visayas, islands in the central Philippines. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/ndadzungira-evans#sthash.PwHW1stn.dpuf

JAPAN

Heureuse Kaj
Serving At: Kyofukai, Japan Christian Women’s Org
Location: Japan
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Heureuse is serving as a staff member and counselor in the HELP shelter, sponsored by KYOFUKAI, the Japan Christian Women’s Organization. HELP was founded in 1986 to mark the 100th anniversary of KYOFUKAI. It provides support for women and children in need. A majority of the residents are fleeing violence or situations of forced prostitution, or have lost their homes. KYOFUKAI has a broad agenda of support for the human rights of women. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/kaj-heureuse#sthash.dbjSxyWm.dpuf


Hye-In Lee
Serving At: Kyofukai, Japan Christian Women’s Org
Location: Japan
Home Country: South Korea

Hye-In is serving as a staff member and counselor in the HELP shelter, sponsored by KYOFUKAI, the Japan Christian Women’s Organization. HELP was founded in 1986 to mark the 100th anniversary of KYOFUKAI. It provides support for women and children in need. A majority of the residents are fleeing violence or situations of forced prostitution, or have lost their homes. KYOFUKAI has a broad agenda of support for the human rights of women. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/lee-hyein#sthash.lS2LKrqQ.dpuf

George Ndjungu
Serving At: Student Christian Fellowship
Location: Japan
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

George is serving with the Student Christian Fellowship in Tokyo, Japan. The fellowship, established in 1931, is affiliated with the United Church of Christ in Japan. It is a place where young people of the small Christian minority can experience fellowship, learn leadership skills, and raise their interest in social justice issues. A part of George’s responsibility is to provide a sense of linkage to young Japanese Christians on an international level. George is hosted in Japan by the Wesley Foundation, not a student ministry, but a Christian center historically related to United Methodist Women. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/ndjungu-george#sthash.KVUIadho.dpuf


HONG KONG

Laura V. Nunez Olaciregui
Serving At: Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW)
Location: Hong Kong
Home Country: Colombia

Laura is serving as a case officer with Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW), a long-time mission partner of Global Ministries in Hong Kong. The mission provides guidance and support of migrant workers in distress. It provides emergency housing when needed, educational seminars, and assistance when migrants need help understanding or asserting their rights. It opposes and takes action against exploitative or discriminatory policies and practices. Laura works with individuals and is also part of a case officer’s team.  – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/nunez-olaciregui-laura#sthash.tsLoi48C.dpuf