Home Country: Malawi, Africa
Miracle Osman Nkhata 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.
Miracle is from Malawi where she is a member of the Galilee United Methodist Church in Blantyre, a congregation of the Malawi Provisional Annual Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in social work from the Catholic University of Malawi. She has worked for ActionAid Malawi and as young women’s coordinator for the United Methodist Church in Malawi.
As a small child, she learned many Bible stories from her father in nightly family devotions. She began to share those stories with her friends at school and church, and even in her primary school years she was called upon to share what she had learned. Her skill in conveying the Gospel in story and song led to an understanding of mission as the use of one’s talents and skills to share God’s love and goodness.
Her work after school drew her closer to her passion—of working with vulnerable groups of people by being present in their lives. She believes missionary work is God’s perfect plan for her life. As a Christian, she sees, she sees mission work as a daily experience, because we are all striving to live like Jesus daily. Serving in the Philippines with the indigenous people of Mindanao is fulfilling God’s purpose for her existence.
Miracle describes her faith journey as one of gratitude toward and dependency upon God, even when the road is long, rocky, curvy, and frightening. God guides and reminds her of his gracious and limitless love.
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