Your Global Ministries Update: January 21, 2009

Please download the MONTHLY MISSION STORY for your church bulletin or newsletter:
            January 2009: text only or pdf or espanol
            February 2009:  text only or pdf or espanol

To download the WEEKLY PRAYER for Sunday Worship, click here: Philippines

To view recent Partner Statements on the Situation in Gaza, click here: Gaza Crisis

To find Special Giving Opportunities for Global Ministries, click here: Giving

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The CMEP Welcomes Halt to Gaza Violence
"Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) welcomes the cessation in Gaza fighting this weekend as a result of separate decisions by Israel and Hamas to adopt a cease-fire…  The massive military operation has taken a terrible toll on Gaza's population and public infrastructure, while ongoing indiscriminate rocket attacks against towns in southern Israel have made normal life there impossible… We call today on President-elect Barack Obama to fulfill his recent statements to engage in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts "from day one" of his administration.  The Gaza crisis demonstrates the need for strong U.S. leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian arena.  We will do everything possible to encourage and support peacemaking efforts…" To read the entire CMEP statement, click here: CMEP Welcomes Halt to Gaza Violence: Calls on President-Elect Obama to Achieve Lasting Peace

News from GM Missionary, Mark Behle, in Lesotho
"There's nothing like leading a youth camp to help you realize that when you are past 50, you aren't young anymore!  When your batteries are ready for a re-charge, there's still plenty of energy left in young legs and their enthusiasm for doing more remains high…" To read about the Youth Camp experience and see some photos, click here: Youth Camp

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Upcoming Ministries and Mission Interpreters (MMI) Training Events:
Kansas City, Missouri: February 28, 2009 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Country Club Christian Church – 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO, cost: $12, to register contact Greater Kansas City Region office at 913-432-1414 or Karen Yount at 816-322-0576
Chicago, Illinois: March 14, 2009 (details will be available soon) Contact: Don Schmidt schmidtbd@msn.com
Central Illinois: March 21, 2009 (details will be available soon) Contact: Don Schmidt schmidtbd@msn.com
(Tentative) Indianapolis, Indiana: October 9-11, 2009 (dates will be confirmed soon)

Find a Missionary Visit in your State:
CT: September 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009, Tim Rose (Reformed Church of France) Contact: Cecile Gilson cecileg@ctucc.org
AZ: January 1 – April 1, 2009, Cathy Nichols (Sabeel in Jerusalem) Contact: Lea Nessmith lnessmith@arizonadisciplesorg
NM: January 1 – February 1, 2009, Kevin Howe (CCD in Honduras) Contact: Laurie Lewis mvcc3501@earthlink.net
MO: January 5 – March 31, 2009, Jim and Jayanthi Wilson (Botswana) Contact: Danny Stewart danny-ccma@socket.net
MT: January 11 – February 8, 2009, Paul Jacquay (Friendship Mission in Paraguay) Contact: Michael Obenauer michael@mnwc-ucc.org
FL: January 17 – February 28, 2009, Scott Couper and Susan Valiquette Couper (South Africa) UCC Contact: Candy Younglove cyounglove@uccfla.org and Disciples Contact: Jack Barnes tarajax1@yahoo.com
TX: February 1-28, 2008, Kevin Howe (CCD in Honduras) Contact: Ken Hall khall@ccsw.org
FL: April 6-30, 2009, 2009, Kevin Howe (CCD in Honduras) Contact: Jack Barnes tarajax1@yahoo.com
OR: May 1-2, 2009, Jim and Jayanthi Wilson (Botswana) Contact: Cathy Wirt cdwirt@aol.com
NC: May 1 – June 30, 2009, Tim Rose (Reformed Church of France) Contact: Janelle Bunn janellebunn@soc-ucc.org
OH: May 1 – June 30, 2009, Scott Couper and Susan Valiquette Couper (South Africa) Contact: Ruth Brandon ruthb@sonkaucc.org and Wayne Chasney pastorwayne@monroevilleuccorg
MO: July 19-26, 2009, Anil Henry (India) Contact: Danny Stewart danny-ccma@socket.net