Welcome to our new Decon Adelha Da Silva who joins the Circuit from 1 September
Some details from her are below.
Hi, I am Deacon Adelha Da Silva Kaka, I am originally from Angola. My family and I
moved from Paris to London in 1997. Since my arrival, I have been involved in several
roles in the life of the local Church such as worship leader, pastoral leader, vestry, and
door steward, as well as becoming a member of the Outreach group who visited
Residential and Nursing Homes
Due to my linguistic skills in Portuguese and French, I worked as an interpreter for
Waltham Forest Council, assisting refugees and migrants in schools, hospitals,
housing, and social services. Further on, I successfully completed a Combined
Honours Law and International Politics LLB degree at London South Bank University.
It was in 2018 that I strongly sensed God's call to leave my work as a conveyancing
assistant and journey towards studies for ordained ministry, particularly the Diaconal
ministry. Having completed the training for ordained ministry at Queen's Foundation
Birmingham, I am stationed in the Leeds North & East Methodist Circuit, ministering
with Meeting Point Café and Moortown Methodist Church Centre. I trust God who
journeys with us, and I look forward to meeting you, rediscovering and discovering the
variety of hidden treasures within each one of us and around us to be used for the
furtherance of God's kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.
As part of the Diaconal Rule of Life, prayer and daily devotion are part of my daily
discipline. For me, prayer is a way of conversing with God, listening to God at any
time, or place through contemplation, silence, walking, or singing. I enjoy going out for
a walk and photographing flowers and trees. I also enjoy spending time with family
and friends, knitting, crocheting, and drawing.