Amanda Chng is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years in International and Migrant Ministries in Germany. She was commissioned in August 2016.
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.
International and Migrant Ministries, based in Frankfurt, is a ministry of the United Methodist Church in Germany. It reached out to asylum seekers, other migrants, students, and military personnel and their families. Amanda works primarily with youth and children. She is one of a group of several Global Mission Fellows affiliated with the German immigration ministry.
Amanda is from Singapore, where she is a member of Paya Lebar Chinese Methodist Church in the Chinese Annual Conference. She holds a diploma in applied drama and psychology from Singapore Polytechnic and also has a degree in applied drama from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. She has worked in school-based drama programs.
Convinced of the constancy and justice of God, Amanda says she believes God “is waiting patiently for us to respond to him, to sense his presence, his control, and his spirit, and to experience his abundant grace.”
Her call to mission was a process that started when she was 11 years old at a conference on worship. “The speaker invited those who would like to respond to God’s call, to give their hearts to Jesus. My hands were up and an impression fell on me: ‘Missions.’ I responded, ‘God, if you want me to do missions, then you need to lead me.” She believes God is leading and is confident of God’s faithfulness.
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