Mission Stories

  • Activities from Olga Yan Pardo

    By: Olga Yan-Pardo Jan 18, 2017

    Ecuador_-_Nov_2016_FEDICE_pic1.jpgRomerillos, a community in Cotopaxi, has lovely natural resources surrounding it which beautify it such as the Cotopaxi and the Ilinizas volcanos, and the people are kind and so warm in spite of the cold climate.


  • Begin as You Want to End 2017

    By: Susan Valiquette Jan 18, 2017

    South_Africa_-_Jan_2017_IMG_6806.JPGThe new school year of 2017 at Inanda Seminary has begun.  The boarding school campus is buzzing.   The grade 12s who completed their exams at the end of last year have just heard the good news of their results.


  • Pray for Egypt on Sunday, January 22, 2017

    By: William O'Brien Jan 16, 2017

    CEOSS_Pic_1.jpegLectionary Selection: Matthew 4:12-23

    Prayers for Egypt:

    Loving and Peaceful God!

    We thank you today for those who heard your call to join Jesus in his mission and answered willingly. Will you continue to bless those, who like Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John, continue to serve in your mission? May this blessing extend to those who saw suffering in their communities around the globe and through you decided to bring relief...Read more...

  • Give Us the Ballot

    By: Paul Turner Jan 11, 2017

    On December 19th, DR Congo witnessed large protests in several major cities such as Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Goma, in response to the opposition’s call for demonstrations against President Kabila’s refusal to relinquish power.  Police and military personnel were well-organized and out in force.  The government went so far as to shut down social media throughout the country to slow the opposition’s ability to organize and share information concerning the number of arrests and detainees.


  • How the Light Gets In

    By: Loren McGrail Jan 11, 2017

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There’s a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in
    Leonard Cohen


  • April 2017: Never Enough!

    By: Mark Behle Jan 09, 2017

    “There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!’:  the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire…” Proverbs 30:15-16


  • Thanking God and You!

    By: Prof. Bosela Eale Jan 09, 2017

    Kenya_-_Eale__Bosela_Dec_2016_Pic_1.jpgWe would like to thank God and you for your continuous support since we joined the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) as Global Ministries Missionary. The All Africa Conference of Churches is an ecumenical fellowship of churches and institutions working together in their common witness to the Gospel by:


  • Pray for India on Sunday, January 15, 2017

    By: Sarah Williams Jan 09, 2017

    Lectionary Selection: John 1: 29-42

    india_2016_sarah_williams_Mungeli_05.jpegPrayers for India:

    God of love, thank you for your presence in our lives. You know we are not perfect yet endlessly you grant us grace and mercy. At times it becomes challenging not to unintentionally question our faith as we see so many injustices that affect our brothers and sisters in Mungeli and around the world. Often it becomes hard to process causing us to wonder...Read more...

  • March 2017: The Right to Housing

    By: Bruce Van Voorhis Jan 06, 2017

    And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Matthew 8:20

    According to a global survey of the affordability of houses in more than 350 cities last year, Hong Kong was the least affordable community to buy a home in the world—a title it has maintained for the past six years. According to the survey, the price of an average flat in Hong...Read more...

  • February 2017: Disconnect to Connect

    By: William O'Brien Jan 06, 2017

    How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1

    I had the misfortune of misplacing my phone on a microbus. This is by no means an unheard of situation in the chaotic world of Cairo public transportation. After a few days of mourning my pocket-sized computer, the silver linings surpassed the size of the storm cloud quickly.


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