Joiada Blesse Mora is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service. She was commissioned in August 2017.
The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world.
Joiada Blesse is from Tuguegarao City, located in the north of the island of Luzon in the Philippines, where she is a member of Linao United Methodist Church, a congregation of the Northern Philippines Annual Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Commercial Communication from Cagayan State University, Carig Campus. She has worked for her annual conference and the Southwest Cagayan Kalinga Apayao District of the conference.
Growing up in the church, she was inspired by and learned to emulate the faith examples of her parents. “I started to love serving the Lord even though I didn’t yet know all his purposes.” She actively took part in and served leadership roles in youth ministry local, district and conference levels. “I was so thankful that I saw God in my life and more thankful that God let other people see him in my life.”
Joiada's call to mission service grew out of her church involvement, including the realization of the Christian responsibility to provide the love, care and attention in material and spiritual terms that all persons require. “So, I said to God, I will fulfill your calling. Now I am ready to walk this journey with God to fulfill God’s mission.”
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