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Tariro Gweza

Serving At: Hope of Africa

Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Tariro Gweza thumb1.jpgTariro Gweza 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. 

Tariro was born in Zimbabwe, spent her childhood there, and today is a citizen of the United Kingdom. She is a member of Mayflower Methodist Church in Leicester and and Hartfield United Methodist Church in Hertfordshire. She holds a diploma in applied forensic science from Oaklands College in Hertfordshire and a Bachelor of Science degree in international development from the University of East London. She has worked in the area of home health services and youth empowerment. 

Born into a United Methodist family in Zimbabwe, where her father was an annual conference youth advisor, Tariro was involved in the church from an early age. Her sense of a close, personal relationship with God’s love in Christ dates her survival without injury, along with others, from an auto crash in her teen years----an accident that might well have killed everyone in the vehicle. “In that moment, I accepted that my life was not my own, and I gave it to Christ. My story always reminds me that God’s love was with us from the beginning, and no matter who we are his love is always with us. God is faithful.” 

Tariro’s call to mission relates directly to a circuitous educational journey that prepared her for a career in helping the sick and disabled. “I learned to trust that God had put me on this path. God will always be God, and his love is with us even when we don’t see it.”

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