Fellows Serving in South America

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ARGENTINA

Gloria Ferro
Serving At: CREAS
Location: Argentina
Home Country: USA

Gloria is serving as a communications assistant with the Centro Regional Ecuménico de Asesoría y Servicio (Regional Ecumenical Advisory and Service Center, CREAS) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Duties include writing, editing, and disseminating stories of personal and community transformation related to the work of CREAS. The center is an ecumenical organization that seeks to strengthen the role of churches and social groups in the promotion of human rights. It provides training and small grants to local programs. Women, children, and youth form the priority for the grants project. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/ferro-gloria#sthash.zGzJ1XbK.dpuf

 

BRAZIL

Victorine V. Kashala
Serving At: Shade and Fresh Water Project
Location: Brazil

Vicky is serving as an educator with the Shade and Fresh Water Project of the Methodist Church of Brazil. Shade and Fresh Water is a national project that provides academic, recreational, and Christian education activities for children ages 6 to 14 during times when the youngsters are not in school. It is a long-time mission partner with Global Ministries. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/kashala-victorine#sthash.k1ehnNUL.dpuf

 

Merlin Metsla
Serving At: Shade and Fresh Water Project
Location: Brazil
Home Country: Estonia, Europe

Merlin is serving as a social educator with the Shade and Fresh Water Project of the Methodist Church of Brazil. Shade and Fresh Water is a national project that provides academic, recreational, and Christian education activities for children ages 6 to14 during times when the youngsters are not in school. It is a long-time mission partner with Global Ministries. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/metsla-merlin#sthash.t3BNIbYK.dpuf

 

Severin Pelekara
Serving At: Shade and Fresh Water Project
Location: Brazil
Home Country: Cameroon, Africa

Severin is serving as an educator with the Shade and Fresh Water Project of the Methodist Church of Brazil. Shade and Fresh Water is a national project that provides academic, recreational, and Christian education activities for children ages 6 to 14 during times when the youngsters are not in school. It is a long-time mission partner with Global Ministries. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/pelekara-severin#sthash.kIunpmQl.dpuf

 

Pauline Shongo
Serving At: Shade and Fresh Water
Location: Brazil
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Pauline is serving as an educator with the Shade and Fresh Water Project of the Methodist Church of Brazil.  Shade and Fresh Water is a national project that provides academic, recreational, and Christian education activities for children ages 6 to 14 during times when the youngsters are not in school. It is a long-time mission partner with Global Ministries. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/shongo-pauline#sthash.IlIOCasZ.dpuf

 

COLOMBIA

Gracie L. Besse
Serving at: Centro Popular para América Latina de Comunicación (CEPALC)
Location: Colombia
Home Country: USA

Gracie Lynn is serving as a media and program facilitator/instructor in the children’s and women’s program of Centro Popular para América Latina de Comunicación (CEPALC) in Colombia. CEPALC, organized in 1978, promotes productive use of communications media among the poor and disenfranchised. It offers training, produces culturally appropriate resources, and translates radio and TV products into Spanish. It puts strong emphasis on human rights and reaches out especially to women, children, and youth. Gracie Lynn takes part in a wide range of direct and supporting activities. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/bessie-gracie-lynn#sthash.FT8Ymxyj.dpuf

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