Mission Stories

  • Pray with Mexico on Sunday, April 22, 2018

    By: Elena Huegel Apr 16, 2018

    Lectionary Selection: John 10:11-18

    Prayers for Mexico:

    Today we pray for Mexico, caught in the shadow between light and darkness.

    In the womb where nativity waits,
    In the grey fog before dawn,
    In the curve of the tunnel hiding the exit,
    In time suspended, half-way, no longer there, not yet beyond.
    Between despair and hope shared,
                but not yet fulfilled.
    Between fear and courage opening its wings
                but not yet alight.
    Between sadness and joy bubbling up from the depths
                but not yet overflowing.
    Between suffering...Read more...


  • Pray with Hong Kong on Sunday, April 15, 2018

    By: Bruce Van Voorhis Apr 09, 2018

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 24:36b-48

    Interfaith Cooperation Forum fosters understanding and respect for other faiths and cultures in Asia as part of its School of Peace and other programs.

    Interfaith Cooperation Forum fosters understanding and respect for other faiths and cultures in...Read more...


  • My time in Dumaguete

    By: Lauren Robinson Apr 04, 2018

    It feels as though time is moving faster now, in the second half of my year of service. I reside in the Philippines, within the Visayas region in Dumaguete City. Dumaguete is a small yet bustling city and is well-known throughout the Philippines for Silliman University, a world-renowned University.

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  • Pray with Nicaragua on Sunday, April 8, 2018

    By: Jeanette Salley Apr 02, 2018

    Fixed_Roof_copy.jpgLectionary Selection: John 20:19-31

    Prayers for Nicaragua:

    Oh Lord, we thank you for your love, grace, and mercy that comes to us through the resurrection story. Whether we recognize it or not, we live with your love, grace and mercy in our daily lives. Although sometimes on this journey of life we, like our biblical brother Thomas, experience moments of doubt and unbelief. However, like Thomas, you always provide a way...Read more...


  • New Developments from the Congo

    By: Paul Turner Mar 28, 2018

    Greetings Friends!

    I hope the New Year has greeted you well. I pray that in 2018 you will experience good health and happiness.

    It’s been almost three years since I arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  I continue to be inspired everyday by the faith, spirit, and resilience of the Congolese people.  I want to thank you for this opportunity to work alongside the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) as a demonstration of genuine partnership,...Read more...


  • Pray with Lesotho on Sunday, April 1, 2018

    By: Mark Behle Mar 26, 2018

    Lesotho_Mark_Behle_IMG_6025.JPGLectionary Selection: John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8

    Prayers for Lesotho:

    Gracious and merciful God,

    We praise your name and give you thanks this day as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ! We thank you for sending Jesus into the world to show us the fullness of your love for us. We thank you for the hope which we have in Jesus, the Risen One. Like those who discovered...Read more...


  • Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power

    By: Judy Chan Mar 21, 2018

    Dear Friends,

    Hong Kong . . . the Caribbean . . . the Philippines

    What do these three places have in common? On January 24, churches in Hong Kong gathered together for an evening Unity Service with liturgy from the Caribbean and a sermon by a Filipino missionary priest.

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  • Morija Times

    By: Mark Behle Mar 21, 2018

    As you come to him, the living Stone…you also, like living stones,
    are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood…”
    (1 Peter 2:4-5 ESV)

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  • Bending The Arc Towards Gender Justice

    By: Bethany Waggoner Mar 21, 2018

    When I showed up in Lebanon in October 2016, the stark reality I observed was that very few women hold positions of power or authority in large institutions here — especially political institutions and religious institutions. A year and half later and this is still the case — if you were expecting me to declare a massive revolution took place that shook up the ranks and made way for wave of women at the...Read more...


  • Planting Water, Rebuilding Temples

    By: Karen Campbell-Nelson Mar 21, 2018

    It’s not every year the tropical rains drench, and drench some more, but this is one of those years. And when the rains transform pah meto (dry land, the Timorese name for this island) from crusty, hot brown to lush and steamy shades of green, it’s easy to forget that water was once sacred. Oral tradition suggests that in a pre-Christian era, Timorese treated large banyan trees and the...Read more...



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