Mission Stories

  • Pray with Guatemala, January 17, 2021

    By: Ricardo Mayol Jan 11, 2021

    Guatemala_Paul_Pitcher.jpgLectionary Selection:  Psalm 139:1-6,13-18

    Prayers for Guatemala:  

    Some think that in 2020 the only thing that happened was the pandemic that hit the world. Still, in that year that has just ended, Yahweh, the universal judge, showed his power from which we cannot escape. In Chile, the repressive forces left many people blind. However, the people's determination in the streets inspired the congressmen to approve the rewriting of a new constitution...Read more...

  • Pray with Ghana, January 10, 2021

    By: Debbie Colvin Jan 04, 2021

    Ghana_Debbie_Colvin_01.jpegLectionary Selection:  Mark 1:4-11

    Prayers for Ghana:  

    Heavenly Father, you are loving and gracious. You alone are worthy of our praises and adoration. John the Baptist baptized and preached about forgiveness of sin. Father, we ask that you forgive us of our sins. Thank you for our families, friends, health, homes, work, churches. Today we lift up Ghana and its people who love and serve you in many ways.


  • Pray with Korea, January 3, 2021

    By: Thomas Smith Dec 28, 2020

    Korea_Thomas_Smith_PXL_20201217_072514097.jpgLectionary Selection:  John 1:10-18

    Prayers for Korea:  

    Oh charitable and merciful God,

    In this season, we give thanks for Your Son, whom we call Immanuel. He who would reunify us with you. He that has always been. He that was the Word. He was born as the Messiah, a Savior of mankind. He came to save us from our own flawed nature, redeem us for our transgressions, and to interconnect us...Read more...

  • Christmas 2020

    By: Victor Makari Dec 22, 2020

    Dear Friends and colleagues:


  • Pray with Nicaragua, December 27, 2020

    By: Ignacio Salinas Dec 21, 2020

    Lectionary Selection:  Luke 2:22-40

    Prayers for Nicaragua 

    Our father who art in Heaven,
    Let's protect, take care of, love us,
    As only you know how to do it
    May your wisdom flood the minds of scientists,
    May we imperfect children of yours love each other,
    May brotherhood flood our hearts,
    Our minds, our wills,
    That you provide the weakest,
    Let the marginalized be part of our vision of love
    May we all recognize that there is no one greater than you,
    You know our hearts are weak
    That our minds are...

  • A Sacred Service of Readings and Carols

    By: Larry Colvin Dec 14, 2020

    The season of Advent has come. After many years of living in the southern hemisphere where Christmas is celebrated in summer and now celebrating my third Christmas in equatorial Ghana, I still find it difficult to acclimate my mind to the season while the palm trees sway and the temperature is 35 C (95 F).


  • Pray with Japan Sunday, December 20, 2020

    By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Dec 14, 2020

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 1:26-38

    Prayers for Japan  

    How can this be God?

    You always come to us in the form of a promise. You speak to us even when we are so vulnerable and small. You place your trust in us even when we struggle with our own doubts.

    How can this be God?

    That your words fill us with longed for hope....

  • The Role of Hope

    By: John Campbell-Nelson Dec 09, 2020

    Dear Friends,

    One thing I like about the season of Advent is that it gives us a regular opportunity to reflect on the role of hope in our lives, both personally and collectively.


  • Affirming Life

    By: Mark Knowles Dec 07, 2020

    I’ve always loved the stories of Elisha in the Bible. Sometimes they seem baffling, sometimes painfully obvious.


  • Pray with Lebanon Sunday, December 13, 2020

    By: Maria Bakalian Dec 07, 2020

    Lebanon_Heritage_Building_crop.jpgLectionary Selection: Psalm 126

    Prayers for Lebanon:

    Almighty God, creator of all, giver of life, we come to you with hearts that are overwhelmed with many thoughts and feelings.

    We stand before you, raising our voices to you, trying to understand all that is happening in our personal lives, communities, country, and world.

    Although overwhelmed, yet we come to you with the confidence that you are a loving God. We thank...Read more...

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