Global Mission Fellow placement announced: China

Maria Niechwiadowicz


Dearest Friends and Family,

Grace to you and peace! I am excited to announce that, after four wonderful years at Nebraska Wesleyan, I graduated in May! The Lord has led me on an adventurous journey throughout these years moving me from Musical Theatre to Children’s Theatre to Children and Youth Ministry which has ultimately led to a call to mission. In response to this call, I will be serving as a Global Mission Fellow along with 41 other young adults from all over the world. I will serve two years in mission service sponsored and directed by the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church as part of its Generation Transformation programming.

As a Global Mission Fellow I have the opportunity to work in mission with a local community to further the work of God’s Kingdom. I am happy to announce that I have been placed in China where I will be working as an English Teacher with the Amity Foundation. This two year commitment to ministries of faith and justice also will give me a valuable opportunity to grow spiritually and further discern my future vocation. 

I am in need of your prayers, as I begin this journey! Going through the interview process with the United Methodist Church taught me the power of relational discernment and prayer. As I ask that you pray for safety in travels, peace in adjusting to a new culture, and that God may use my talents to His Glory.
I would also like to ask you to prayerfully consider a financial donation. Your donations can help cover costs such as health insurance, travel, and the living and program expenses necessary to support a young adult in Global Mission Fellow service. Donations in my name can be made through the designated and accountable giving system of the United Methodist Church. One hundred percent of your contributions to my Missionary Advance are used to support Generation Transformation young adult programming. My Missionary Advance number is #3021976. Feel free to donate online at or mail your donation to: Advance GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068. 
Most importantly, I wish to say in touch! Please contact me at if you would like to be added to an email update list or would like further information. I am also blogging about my experience at I pray we have the opportunity to partner together in mission and to share God’s grace and love in a needy world.

Peace and blessings,
Maria Niechwiadowicz