Zigbuo, Christian W.
Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (InPeace)
Location: DRCongo, Africa
Home Country: Liberia, Africa
Wuo Christian Zigbuo is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving at Kamina Methodist University in Kamina, in Katanga State in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mission interns serve in two assignments in their three-year terms of service. Christian 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. Christian’s initial placement was as a peace advocate associate with Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (In Peace) on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.
At Kamina, a United Methodist university, Christian is working with the computer sciences program, relating to students as they equip themselves for vocations in a culture that is still deeply affected by poverty and social tensions.
Christian was raised in Liberia, where he is a member of the Miller-McAllister United Methodist Church, Ganta Mission, in the Liberia Annual Conference. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Africa University, the United Methodist-related institution, in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Earlier, he studied in Accra, Ghana. At Africa University, he was a recipient of scholarship support from the Indiana Annual Conference. While awaiting his missionary training, he worked at Ganta United Methodist Mission in Liberia.
While at the university, Christian worked with volunteers in mission who came to Zimbabwe for work projects. He says that working with the volunteers had a big influence on his life. “God has really been working in my life,” he says. He enjoys ministries with young people.
“I have prayed over the past years for God to use me in doing his work, and have asked God to provide with opportunities that will let me do his work,” he says. “And being a member of The United Methodist Church, I have always wanted to be a missionary.”
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