Serving At: Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo
Home Country: United States of America, North America
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This missionary has completed service. The Advance number will remain active until December 31, 2020
Asti Nicholas White is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service with the Detriot Annual Conference. He was commissioned in August 2018.
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.
In the United States, GMF service continues the historical US-2 mission program for young adults; it operates through affiliates, such as annual conferences, districts or other institutional expressions of the church.
Asti is from Grayson, Georgia, and is a member of the Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church in LaGrange, Georgia, in the North George Annual Conference. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in nonprofit leadership from LaGrange College where he also traveled to the Philippines and El Salvador for service and sustainability efforts. He has served in several annual conference youth and young adult leadership programs.
A son of The United Methodist Church, Asti says God was working in his life long before he was aware of it in middle high years. Challenged and supported by mentors at home, church and school, he became active in annual conference and general church activities. Looking back, he says, “step by step, the Lord continues to reveal goodness, and I am reminded of the wonderful love that I have been given to share with all.”
His call to mission emerged along with an expanding awareness of world issues and needs that affect daily lives, such as injustice, homelessness, inadequate health care, racial tensions and poverty. “Justice, mercy and love, he says, “are all important, and, as I see the rise of injustice, I have a responsibility to uproot it.”