Fellows Serving in Europe

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IRELAND

Albert A. Wakili
Serving At: Blanchardstown Methodist Church
Location: Ireland
Home Country: Nigeria, AfricaWakili is serving as a youth and children’s worker with the Blanchardstown Methodist Church, Dublin, Ireland, one of the newest and most ethnically diverse congregations in Irish Methodism. Blanchardstown Church is an offshoot of the 120-year-old Dublin Central Mission; operates a school; and has a membership of 46 families, with 68 out of 130 individuals under the age of 18. Wakili works with the church’s youth ministry committee and mission team in summer and afterschool ministries, as well as in the training and use of volunteers. He also relates the work at Blanchardstown to other Methodist churches and educational programs in the area. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/wakili-albert-abbo#sthash.hMpxKC25.dpuf
BELGIUM

Nicodemus T. Doe
Serving At: Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME)
Location: Belgium
Home Country: Liberia, AfricaNick is serving as a project assistant with the Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) based in Brussels, Belgium. CCME is an ecumenical organization that promotes a vision of inclusive community in keeping with the Bible’s recognition of the dignity of every person. It represents churches and ecumenical groups from 18 countries and collaborates with the Conference of European Churches and the World Council of Churches. Its work covers refugees, asylum seekers, and other types of migrants, and it addresses such issues as racism and xenophobia. Nick is working specifically with a “safe passage,” a border-monitoring project geared to migrants moving across the Mediterranean Sea from Africa into Europe. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/doe-nicodemus#sthash.TB40XQpm.dpuf 

GERMANY

Sang Ah Gu
Serving At: Bethanien Diakonissen-Stiftung
Location: Germany
Home Country: South Korea

Sang-Ah is serving as a youth and senior services associate with Bethanien Diakonissen Stiftung (Bethany Deaconess Foundation), based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The foundation, which has roots in the 19th century, is today part of an association that operates nine hospitals and 13 nursing homes across Germany.  Sang-Ah works directly with children and adolescents in support of education and recreation, and as a nursing home visitor. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/gu-sangah#sthash.iO6EdUvm.dpuf

 

Taurai N. Jokonya
Serving At: International and Migrant Ministries
Location: Germany
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Taurai is serving as one of a group of Global Mission Fellows assigned to International and Migrant Ministries (Germany), a United Methodist outreach to asylum seekers and other migrants, students, undocumented workers, residents with foreign backgrounds, and military personnel and their families. The program relates both to the resident bishop of the Germany Central Conference and the International Council of The United Methodist Church in Germany. The Global Mission Fellows work primarily in the Frankfurt area. In addition to providing services, the young people take language classes and gain skills in communications among different cultures. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/jokonya-taurai#sthash.2UDq6JV0.dpuf

 

Peter Karanja
Serving At: International and Migrant Ministries
Location: Germany
Home Country: Kenya, Africa

Peter is serving as one of a group of Global Mission Fellows assigned to International and Migrant Ministries (Germany), a United Methodist outreach to asylum seekers and other migrants, students, undocumented workers, residents with foreign backgrounds, and military personnel and their families. The program relates both to the resident bishop of the Germany Central Conference and the International Council of The United Methodist Church in Germany. The Global Mission Fellows work primarily in the Frankfurt area. In addition to providing services, the young people take language classes and gain skills in communications among different cultures. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/karanja-peter#sthash.S7RsLJbn.dpuf

 

Sabbath K. Mavula
Serving At: International and Migrant Ministries
Location: Germany
Home Country: Nigeria, Africa

Mavula is serving as one of a group of Global Mission Fellows assigned to International and Migrant Ministries (Germany), a United Methodist outreach to asylum seekers and other migrants, students, undocumented workers, residents with foreign backgrounds, and military personnel and their families. The program relates both to the resident bishop of the Germany Central Conference and the International Council of The United Methodist Church in Germany. The Global Mission Fellows work primarily in the Frankfurt area. In addition to providing services, the young people take language classes and gain skills in communications among different cultures. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/mavula-sabbath#sthash.W4ZPBFcG.dpuf

 

Previous Sadadzi
Serving At: International and Migrant Ministries
Location: Germany
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Previous is serving one of a group of Global Mission Fellows assigned to International and Migrant Ministries (Germany), a United Methodist outreach to asylum seekers and other migrants, students, undocumented workers, residents with foreign backgrounds, and military personnel and their families. The program relates both to the resident bishop of the Germany Central Conference and the International Council of The United Methodist Church in Germany. The Global Mission Fellows work primarily in the Frankfurt area. In addition to providing services, the young people take language classes and gain skills in communications among different cultures. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/sadadzi-previous#sthash.J1c0vK8g.dpuf

 

Hezekiah Y. Samwini
Serving At: International and Migrant Ministries
Location: Germany
Home Country: Ghana, Africa

Hezekiah is serving as one of a group of Global Mission Fellows assigned to International and Migrant Ministries (Germany), a United Methodist outreach to asylum seekers and other migrants, students, undocumented workers, residents with foreign backgrounds, and military personnel and their families. The program relates both to the resident bishop of the Germany Central Conference and the International Council of The United Methodist Church in Germany. The Global Mission Fellows work primarily in the Frankfurt area. In addition to providing services, the young people take language classes and gain skills in communications among different cultures. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/samwini-hezekiah#sthash.qgw2LAz4.dpuf

 

Alyson McCoy
Serving At: Bethanien Diakonissen-Stiftung
Location: Germany
Home Country: USA

Alyson is serving as a youth and senior services associate with Bethanien Diakonissen Stiftung (Bethany Deaconess Foundation), based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The foundation, which has roots in the 19th century, is today part of an association that operates nine hospitals and 13 nursing homes across Germany.  Alyson works directly with children and adolescents in support of education and recreation, and as a nursing home visitor. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/mccoy-alyson#sthash.pBfLnXFt.dpuf

 

SWITZERLAND

Olga Tshiwewe
Serving At: World Council of Churches
Location: Switzerland
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Olga is serving as an intern with the Program on Women in Church and Society at the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. The program seeks to ensure that both men and women engage in the search for Christian unity. It seeks to nurture just relationships through which women and men can reach their highest potential in the service to God. Established in 1948, the World Council of Churches is comprised of more than 340 Protestant and Eastern Orthodox churches, whose members confess their faith in Jesus Christ and seek to advance Christian unity “so that the world may believe” (John 17:21). – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/kangaj-olga#sthash.CnLR8ERl.dpuf

 

Bethel Mhone
Serving At: World Council of Churches
Location: Switzerland
Home Country: Malawi, Africa

Bethel is serving as an intern with the Program on Women in Church and Society at the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. The program seeks to ensure that both men and women engage in the search for Christian unity. It seeks to nurture just relationships through which women and men can reach their highest potential in the service to God. Established in 1948, the World Council of Churches is comprised of more than 340 Protestant and Eastern Orthodox churches, whose members confess their faith in Jesus Christ and seek to advance Christian unity “so that the world may believe” (John 17:21). – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/mhone-bethel#sthash.7hXpTx5A.dpuf

 

ESTONIA

Mary Kuronzwi
Serving At: United Methodist Church in Tallinn, Estonia
Location: Estonia
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Mary is serving in the children and youth ministries of the United Methodist Church in Tallinn, Estonia, a 370-member congregation of the Estonia Annual Conference. She works with the Sunday school, youth groups, and an emerging family ministry. Christianity is neither widespread nor socially popular in Estonia, one of the Baltic countries long under Soviet control but now independent. The church is focused in large measure on reaching out to new generations and sustaining the spiritual growth of children and youth. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/kuronzwi-mary#sthash.qj4PBsma.dpuf

 

RUSSIA

Barbara C. Rogers
Serving At: Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy
Location: Russia
Home Country: USA

Barbara is serving in the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy, which is an oasis of Christian hospitality and ministry for travelers and strangers in Russia. The chaplaincy provides outreach to migrants and others through worship, a racial task force, medical advice center, drop-in center, language programs, and a food bank. Barbara works with a staff team in providing support, stability, and assistance to participants in a challenging time for Russia and the marginalized people of Moscow. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/rogers-barbara#sthash.PLFZ3NQx.dpuf

 

Kendra Twenter
Serving At: Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy
Location: Russia
Home Country: USA

Kendra is serving as a program associate at the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy in Moscow, Russia, working particularly in programs that respond to the needs of immigrants. The chaplaincy is an ecumenical witness to the love and mercy of God through Jesus Christ, respecting the dignity of each person and offering hospitality to all. It has a strong emphasis on ministries with children and young adults, and reaches out to Russians as well as immigrants from Africa and Asia. The chaplaincy has a long-standing relationship with The United Methodist Church. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/twenter-kendra#sthash.X3xqcBGV.dpuf