Mission Stories

  • Pray with Morocco on Sunday, June 17, 2018

    By: Fritz-Gerald Joseph Jun 10, 2018

    Leaders1.jpegLectionary Selection: Mark 4:26-34

    Prayers for Morocco:

    Precious God,

    You who give seed to the sower, harvest and fruit to humankind. We are thankful for every seed of love, joy, peace and justice that has been sown into the rich soil of this country. We surely know that in due time, they will bring forth abundant fruit.

    May you strengthen the work of the Evangelical Protestant Church of Morocco that we...Read more...

  • Yes, I do!

    By: Elena Huegel Jun 05, 2018

    It is a spotless home, just a few knickknacks, carefully placed on sparse but welcoming furniture, a soft breeze wafts through the cheery red curtains; the quiet abode of a fifty year old Puerto Rican woman who lives alone.


  • Pray with Japan on Sunday, June 10, 2018

    By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Jun 03, 2018

    Japan_Jeff_Mensendiek_21.jpegLectionary Selection: Mark 3:20-35

    Prayers for Japan:

    God, your Spirit opens us to new patterns of relationship,

    Just as Jesus sat with like-minded people and called them his family, allow us to embrace people who have a common heart for peace and dialogue, and to see them as family. At this time we are particularly mindful Japan_Jeff_Mensendiek_23.jpegof the people of East Asia,...Read more...

  • Pray with Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday June 3, 2018

    By: Linda James May 29, 2018

    drc_james_IMG_1163.jpegLectionary Selection: Mark 2:23-3:6

    Prayers for Democratic Republic of Congo:

    Father God,

    Our faith teaches us love and joyful service. Each day, may our deeds and our words reflect your teachings and guidance. Just as Jesus responded with love and kindness by healing the man’s shriveled hand in the synagogue, so shall we respond in kindness and faith to needs as they present themselves. (Mark 2:23-3:6)

    Christ’s commitment to us...

  • Going to Deir Yasin to Remember

    By: Loren McGrail May 22, 2018

    Insanity housed
    upon atrocity
    generations ago
    so nothing should show
    so no one would know
    when those who witnessed are gone.

    Randa Hamwil Duwaji



  • Pray with Mexico on Sunday May 27, 2018

    By: Carlos Sediles-Real May 21, 2018

    Mexico_Carlos_Sediles_IMG-20180425-WA0000.jpegLectionary Selection: John 3:1-17

    Prayers for Mexico:

    God of the Past, the Present and the Future,

    We thank you for the new life you give us in your Son Jesus, through whom we can participate in your kingdom. Thank you for Jesus, our light and bearer of a new creation.

    We affirm our faith in the missionary God, who so loved the world that he gave his Son to save us....Read more...

  • Pray with Israel/Palestine on Sunday May 20, 2018

    By: Sara Makari May 14, 2018

    palestine_separation_wall_2016.jpegLectionary Selection: John 15:26-27:16:4b-15

    Prayers for Israel/Palestine:

    Come Comforter, Holy Spirit, Love Divine: descend upon your people – Israelis and Palestinians – in this land. Reveal to them a new vision of reconciliation amid conflict, and open before them new paths for peace. Uphold their pursuits of justice and righteousness in the face of violations against their humanity. Fortify their courage and tenacity for hope when despair assaults them and frustrates their quest...Read more...

  • Collective Efforts to Keep Girls In School

    By: Nia Sullivan May 07, 2018

    Before working in a village, it is important to greet the chief because he is the head of the village and needs to be informed of all events. Receiving his approval and support is important before proceeding with organizing any gathering that will be held in the village. I operate a girl’s Safe Center and Boys and Girls club in the Mathora village. Safe Centers provide girls with an...Read more...

  • Pray with Sierra Leone on Sunday May 13, 2018

    By: Nia Sullivan May 07, 2018

    Sierra_Leone_Nia_Sullivan_image3.jpegLectionary Selection: John 17:6-19

    Prayers for Sierra Leone:

    God of peace,

    We praise you for directing us towards unity. We know that through unity we reach joy, love, and protection. Today we pray for guidance toward visible unity so that we can overcome brokenness and reject oppressive practices such as colonialist values, racism, and economic domination. We praise you for Christian unity that translates to love and justice.

    Father, we ask...

  • Reflections on International Women’s Day and el Encuentro Mujeres Que Luchan

    By: Cara McKinney May 04, 2018

    Mexico_Cara_McKinney_Encuentro_todas_antes.jpegIn celebration of International Women’s Day, 9,000 women from all over the world gathered together at a retreat in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico to celebrate art and culture, play sports, and talk politics, grassroots organizing and self-love. Planned and led by the women Zapatistas, this international event was the first of its kind and drew women from as far away as South Africa, Patagonia, and Palestine. Every one of the...Read more...

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