Mission (Missio Dei)

Mission

“When you realize that mission is so important in life, it then becomes your priority”

Today the UMC Ivory Coast celebrate a dedicated Missionary Sunday for its amazing program “Missionary vision”

Being a living Church to the environment in which it is located, the UMC Ivory Coast aim through good organization and adequate training to meet development needs. This is made possible through proclamation of the Gospel, actions and good deeds.

This day has given me another opportunity to STOP! for a while and reflect about me as a Global Mission Fellows on this land.

Engage:

  • As a community development Adviser: I enjoy tours in villages to advise people on issues related to HIV/AIDS. Raise as much as possible awareness on HIV and showing churches ways that they could engage in taking care of infected and affected kids and Families.

2016-05-22_17.23.49Community work in villages: Kossou, Sikinsi and Ande

  • As a youth: I am engaged in the youth movement of Nazareth of Bonoumin UMC Church. Where we meet every Saturday for several activities. Including meditating on the scripture, singing as a Choir, exchanging on topics related to our daily youth lives and also giving some days off for spiritual retreat.

IMG_20160507_181946On a youth retreat in Abidjan

  • As a son: I am often called for weekends in families, particularly the Rev. Masuka Maleka’s family ( Family of missionary in residence in Ivory Coast) for prayers, advises, exchange experiences, share food, etc.).

2016-05-22_17.18.56weekends with other missionaries at Rev. Masuka Maleka’s house.

Connect:

At several occasion when given the opportunity we present God’s words of grace, love, mercy and charity to different communities; also we talk about the Generation Transformation while inviting youth to engage in God’s mission by joining the Global Mission Fellows program.

2016-05-22_17.20.59Presentation on the Generation Transformation/GMF program

 Grow:

Being far away from home give us a big role of responsibility to play in our own lives as young missionaries and that in all aspects of life being spiritual, professional, social and financial. But the truth is “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalms 23”

God Bless You all! As we are enjoying our Mession Dei!

Didier Monga,

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