Missionary Stories

I see you!

In one of my trauma awareness classes, we watched a now-classic test on perception.  It is a video where watchers are asked to count basketballs thrown amongst players dressed in white and black t-shirts.  Most people concentrate on counting the moving balls and fail to notice a big, chest-thumping, gorilla walking across the court.

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LEARNING GUATEVER POSSIBLE

Lists everywhere…lists for packing, our dogs, our house, our cars, lots of goodbyes, and finally our travel arrangements. It all became a blur once we touched down in Guatemala City. Our life went from very hectic to very simple in a matter of a few hours. It has been an adjustment for sure, but even after leaving our precious family, friends, and dogs, we have been able to remain full of gratitude for this amazing opportunity to serve with Global Ministries.

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Contributing to the Integral Well-Being of People

Emergency Care at Theological Education Events

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Applied Hermeneutics:

A Biblical Rereading Experience in Two Contexts

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Christmas in Mexico: Making Mayan Hot Chocolate

Global Ministries Mission Co-worker in Mexico, Elena Huegel, shares the process of making Mayan Hot Chocolate - a traditional Christmas beverage in Mexico. 

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Reading the Bible in Two Contexts

During the second semester of this year, I was able to share in the teaching of the Applied Hermeneutics course with emphasis on the New Testament.

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Building A Home

In my first few weeks in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, I’ve been thinking a lot about the book The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. This has been one of my favorite books since I first read it when I was thirteen.

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A drop of peace amid a reality of violence / Una gota de paz en medio de una realidad de violencia

We are always amazed at how quickly time goes by, and by looking back at my collaboration in El Salvador, I realize that everything has revolved around peacebuilding. A drop of water, a grain of sand, and a desire for collective construction!

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Don't Get in the Car with a Stranger

As a child, you probably heard the sage advice from our adults, instructing us to "be safe." With a finger wagging in your face, you knew to heed their warnings.

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Si Dios Quiere: Finding Time to Rest

I arrived in Santo Domingo the first Friday of September, with a small welcome crew to greet me at the airport. I have been preparing for this experience for about a year now, since my second semester of grad school when I approached my professors to ask for advice about what life after college looks like.

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