Vimbiso Blessing Dziva 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.
Vimbiso is from Masvingo, Zimbabwe, where she is a member of the Free Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bindura University of Science, Bindura, Zimbabwe, and has worked in the Department of Social Services and Child Welfare and as a cashier.
Through faith and trust in God, Vimbiso sees herself becoming a woman of courage, strength, self-discipline, diligence, sensitivity, and love. This is possible, she says, because Christ has forgiven her sins on the cross. “A resilient woman was born who takes refuge in God alone.”
Her call to mission service is directly related to her call to the profession of social work. Unsuccessful in her efforts to enroll in a university program in human resources, she was accepted in social work, an option she affirmed. “As my study unfolded, I began to see that life is not the same for all people. Someone, somewhere out there needs help, either material or emotional. This created a zeal and passion in me to help other people and, hence, my decision to apply to become a Global Mission Fellow.”
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