Isolo Kabamba Edouard is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service. He was commissioned on July 28, 2019.
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.
Born in Likasi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Isolo attends a United Methodist church in the South Congo and Zambia Annual Conference. He studied commercial administration at Tutazamie College, Likasi, and earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree in the Faculty of Theology, Africa University, Zimbabwe. Isolo served as president of his local church youth group and as secretary of the Samaria District youth and taught beginning English and French to non-Congolese students.
As a child, Isolo was nurtured in the faith through family Bible study and prayer. He joined the church at age 10. Working with children and youth and assisting in evangelism efforts strengthened his call to the ministry, Isola said. He appreciated the opportunity to help others on their faith journey. “Working with people,” he added, “helped me to discover that I have a special gift that God wants me to put into action.” As a student at Africa University, he formed a prayer group for people from different denominations and nationalities. “We worked as a group,” he said, “to help each other … with money, food, clothes and prayer.” Isolo realized that he was a part of a much bigger community and that God called him “to be the servant of the world.”