First United Methodist Church of Gilmer
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
A loving, supportive family of faith working together to share God's love

Covenant Relationship

Covenant Relationship
with Missionary in Mozambique
Our church is now supporting Dieudonne Karihano, who is serving in Mozambique, through a one-year Covenant Relationship.
Barbara Smith has worked with Dieudonne, also known as Kaddy, during her two visits to Mozambique and continues to help find sponsors for the orphans and seminary students who are in his area of responsibility.
The following information is taken from the site:  
Dieudonne was born in Burundi and is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. He is based in Inhambane and works as an agriculturist and community developer.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resources from Africa University in Mutare. Shortly before his graduation he was interviewed with and was accepted into the Missioner of Hope program through GBGM.
Restarting the agricultural program after the civil war in Mozambique was one of Dieudonne’s initial challenges. He also assisted in developing curriculum for a professional school and coordinated the agricultural project in Cambine. Dieudonne currently teaches agriculture in a vocational school and seminary and oversees food production for an orphanage and boarding hostels along with his other duties.
Dieudonne shares, “I grew up in church. As a child I loved being at church. I enjoyed visiting missionaries with my Mother. It was then that I started having the ambition on becoming a missionary.”
If you are interested in more information about Kaddy or Mozambique, please contact Barbara Smith at 903-762-1002.