Daudi Chanda 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.
Daudi is from Kitwe, Copperbelt Province, Zambia. He is a member of First United Methodist Church, John Wesley Parish, Chimwemwe, in the South Congo Zambia Annual Conference. In 2018, he earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the United Church of Zambia University, Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation, Kitwe. His focus was special education and civic education. He has worked as an administrative assistant and in institutional leadership.
“My faith journey,” Daudi said, “has been full of blessings and challenges.” An orphan with no surviving siblings, he often felt empty. “But through reading of the Scriptures, praying and involving myself in church activities and community services,” he added, “I realize that I am not alone but with God, who is the father to the fatherless, and with the people around me. My faith journey has been strong and increasing. I share the word of God with other people of different walks of life on different platforms and help those in need when I have something to offer. I love helping other people, especially vulnerable persons in the communities and within the church at large.”