Missionary Stories

Greetings from Nairobi in Kenya

I would like to share with you my feelings for this Advent season in connection to the situation on the ground back home in the Democratic Republic of Congo and encourage you to stand with me and many others who are praying for the people of Congo.

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Transitions

Larry and I have been in Peki-Volta Region Ghana, Africa for just a little over 14 months.  It seems like a long time when I think about how things have changed with our immediate family and with our extended family in the US.

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Know Who You Are

The sign just inside the gate to the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Seminary at Peki, Ghana reads, “Know who you are, where you are, and why you are here.”

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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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2019 Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

The Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) hosted its 5th annual Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace from October 21-October 25, 2019.

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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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