Missionary Stories

The Summer of Sharing

Since returning to the U.S. from DR Congo, I’ve spent the last five months “itinerating”.  This is a term used to describe when a mission co-worker returns home and embarks on a tour to inform and educate the church about partnerships in the country where they served.

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Update from All Africa Conferences

 Dear Partner,

Greetings from the All Africa Conference of Churches!

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Thapelong, Cabbage, and the Divine

One of the most intimate settings in which we’ve been able to connect with our Basotho neighbors has been at our weekly Prayer Circle meetings, ThapelongThapelong gatherings are encouraged denomination-wide in the Lesotho Evangelical Church of Southern Africa (LECSA) and are seen by many involved in church-life as a vital expression of their faith. The LECSA church that we attend in the capital city of Maseru is very large and has many Thapelong groups organized by neighborhood.

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Graduation in July

The hard work has been completed and the day of new beginnings came June 29 when the Evangelical Presbyterian Theological Seminary held its graduation celebration on the Green Hills campus in Peki.

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Strategic Planning with LECSA in Soweto, South Africa

In mid-May I had the pleasure of traveling to Soweto, South Africa with members of the Planning Commission of the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) to assist with a Strategic Planning Workshop for church leaders and lay people in Gauteng Presbytery.

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Ascension and Pentecost, 2019

After a lifetime spent in either the Northern Hemisphere or the tropics it seems a little odd to be commemorating Ascension Day and Pentecost as temperatures are getting cold. (And even if winter isn’t technically quite here yet in Lesotho, nor in its full fury, things have definitely shifted from cool to cold; most conversations pretty quickly include the phrase “Hoa bata,” (it’s cold) and the acknowledgment that winter is here.)

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Imagine

Imagine a life very different from yours and mine. Imagine being a teenage girl living in an African nation that is beset with violence and extreme poverty. Your parents are good and loving people, but the circumstances of life are overwhelming.

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Joyful Noises in Zambia

One of the aspects of Zambian worship, which has most struck me during my term of volunteer service here, has been the very rich musical life of the United Church of Zambia (UCZ).

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A Society in Which All Can Enjoy Well - Being

Greetings from Nairobi! I am grateful to God for God’s guidance and protection during the last year. It is with great joy and gratitude that I am able to greet you once again in 2019.

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers because they will be called children of God.” (Matt. 5:9).  

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