Mission Stories

  • Pray with Israel/Palestine Sunday, November 29, 2020

    By: Sara Makari Nov 23, 2020

    Lectionary Selection:  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

    Prayers for Israel/Palestine:  
    (reiterated from the refrain of Psalm 80, verses 3, 7 and 19):

    Restore us, O God;
       Let your face shine, that we may be saved.

    Restore us, O God of hosts;
      Let your face shine, that we may be saved.  

    Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
      Let your face shine, that we may be saved.

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  • Pray with Puerto Rico Sunday, November 22, 2020

    By: Raul F. Santiago Rivera Nov 16, 2020

    Lectionary Selection:  Matthew 25:31-46

    Prayers for Puerto Rico:  

    God,

    Creator of what we see, and we cannot see, thank you for your everlasting presence among us. We ask for your overflowing love, and mercy, to be poured over the island and the people of Puerto Rico as your living water pour your daily blessing over us. Be the mighty fortress for those still displaced by the continuous earthquakes of the southwest region of the island. Be the shelter of new...Read more...


  • My Virtual Service in Hungary

    By: Global Ministries (Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ) Nov 12, 2020

    Claire Weihe served as a short-term volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic. She shares how she was able to serve in a virtual capacity and build meaningful relationships.

    Hello everyone! My name is Claire Weihe. I am a 21 year old university student in the U.S, studying public health at Kent State University with a hope to go into ministry with a focus on women’s health next fall. I have grown up in the United Church of Christ and I had...Read more...


  • Pray with the Philippines Sunday, November 15, 2020

    By: Andrew Larsen Nov 09, 2020

    Philippines_candle_and_cross_48th.jpgLectionary Selection:  Matthew 25:14-30

    Prayers for the Philippines:  

    Dear Creating and Creative God,

    At this moment Lord we too often see our leaders utilize fear, power, and violence as ways to address this global health crisis. They are not the servants that you call them to be. They do not fulfill your reign but instead, extrajudicial killings are on the rise once again threatening the lives of human rights defenders throughout the...Read more...


  • Pray with Ecuador Sunday, November 8, 2020

    By: Kelsey Riebel Nov 02, 2020

    Lectionary Selection:  Matthew 25:1-13

    Prayers for Ecuador:  

    God, we come to you humbly and with thanks. We are so thankful for all that you have provided and all that you will provide for us in the future. Thank you for providing necessary resources, but also for those people you have placed in our lives to carry out your good works. Please continue to lead us along your path you have prepared for us and remind us to always be watchful...Read more...


  • The Impact of Presence

    By: Debbie Colvin Oct 29, 2020

    About a month ago we had a knock on our door.  A young man introduced himself as Darkey told me he would work for money. We had been warned when we first arrived it was not advisable to give money out and to not let unknown people in the house.   I told him we didn’t have work to be done and he left.  A couple of nights later he returned and said that he was hungry and didn’t have any...Read more...


  • Pray with the Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday, November 1, 2020

    By: Bryan Parrish Oct 26, 2020

    IMG-20200730-WA0030.jpgLectionary Selection:  Matthew 23:1-12

    Prayers for the Democratic Republic of Congo:  

    God of Love, God of Life

    We first want to remind ourselves of your presence, your love, and praise you for the many signs of hope.

    In this year of the pandemic is also the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A strange year to celebrate. The struggle for independence and self-determination is a source of pride,...Read more...


  • Video Reflection: A Hammock of Hands

    By: Elena Huegel Oct 21, 2020

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  • On Loss and Silver Linings

    By: Abigail Fate Oct 20, 2020

    In the face of the growing coronavirus pandemic, I unceremoniously left Chiapas in late March.

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  • Pray with Guatemala, Sunday, October 25, 2020

    By: Ricardo Mayol Oct 19, 2020

    En español

    Lectionary Selection:  Matthew 22:34-46

    Prayers for Guatemala:  

    We pray the one who was a martyr for the living and loving, raise people up in prayer at our Eucharistic table for the body and blood of creation and its guardians, so that the body and blood may be the cup of salvation.

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