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Clemence Ulomb Nakamand

Serving At: Bwafwano Care Providers

Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Ulombnakamand Clemence.jpgClemence Ulomb is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years as an HIV/AIDS program field officer with Bwafwano Care Providers in Kitwe, Zambia. She was commissioned in September 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.

Bwafwano Care Providers responds to health needs in the copper mining area around Kitwe. HIV/AIDS today is at pandemic proportions in the area, accounting for high levels of death along with malaria, tuberculosis, and malnutrition. The HIV/AIDS work focuses on prevention and care. It organizes community support groups and provides caretaker training.

Clemence is from Kipushi in Katanga State in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she is a member of the Jordan Parish United Methodist Church in the South Congo Annual Conference. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health services and management from Africa University, the United Methodist-related institution in Zimbabwe.

The only girl in a family of six siblings, Clemence grew up in The United Methodist Church and credits the church for making possible her higher education through scholarship assistance. Her call to mission reflects her appreciation to the church. “Now that I am out of school, I want to help others with the skills that God has given to me. I feel that I should express my thanks to my Lord for all the great things that he has been doing in my life.” 

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