Katelyn (Katie) Davis is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church initially serving with the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants in Hong Kong, SAR, P.R. of China.
Mission interns serve half of their three-year term in an international assignment and the other half in their home countries. Katie was commissioned in August 2012. Young adult mission service through Global Ministries expands participants’ mission vision and offers faith contexts for the use of skills.
The Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants, founded in 1984, advances the rights and interests of migrants in a vast area extending from the Pacific Rim to the Middle East. One objective is to create a strong migrant movement, which links those who become immigrants to those who receive them. It advocates for fair wages, job security, and an end to the exploitation of immigrants.
Katie’s work involves research, conference planning, and communications focused on migrants and the work of the mission.
Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Katie is a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in the Virginia Annual Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her broad work experience includes an academic archiving internship at New York University and an internship with a nonprofit that provides educational training and development services in the Middle East.
Although she grew up in the church, Katie says she struggled with the issues of relying on God for guidance in her life. She graduated from college, she says, without a “next step” plan. A Christmas Eve encounter with a close friend who was also a mission intern put her on the path toward mission service. After a significant amount of prayer, she recognized God’s call to mission. “I believe that our world needs radical social change, and I want to be a part of that change,” she says. “Together, I hope that we can ‘live’ God’s kingdom on earth.”
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