Akue , Adolé Gloria Rébécca
Adolé Gloria Rébécca Akue is an International Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service.
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.
Adolé is a member of Salem Parish Methodist Church of Togo, Lomé. A Sunday school teacher and member of La Voix Divine choir, she serves on the national youth commission and is a host of Gloire à Dieu, the voice of the Methodist Church in Togo. “I teach our hymns to Sunday school children, prepare them for singing performances and teach them how to conduct worship,” she said.
Adolé holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Lomé.
“Growing spiritually,” Adolé said, “requires certain sacrifices and work on oneself.” Realizing that she needed to deal with anger issues, Adolé sought God’s help. She prayed regularly and studied the Bible.
“Now, in every situation I face, I give thanks to God, instead of complaining,” she continued. “I started by becoming aware of certain situations that could help me in my journey with Christ.” Although she was baptized as a child, Adolé didn’t fully understand the sacrament’s significance.
Eventually, she comprehended the importance of baptism in the life of a Christian. She asked many questions and learned, she said, that “God does everything in his time, and everything works together for those who love God. I transformed my moments of sadness into joy and praise. Little by little, I had control over my moments of anger.”
As a Global Mission Fellow, Adolé hopes to enrich her skills in health, nutrition, social services and singing and focus on the rights of women and children.
“Working in mission,” she believes, “will allow me to test my faith even more, see where I am in my journey with Christ and see how far my faith can take me in the face of challenges and temptations.”