Mission Stories

  • Peki/Blengo, Ghana

    By: Larry Colvin Aug 13, 2020

    In mid-March Debbie and I returned from a trip to Accra to renew our work and residency permits.


  • Taking Our First Steps Together

    By: Leda Zakarison Aug 10, 2020

    I’m stuck in some of the worst traffic I’ve ever experienced. And I couldn’t be happier.


  • Pray with Italy Sunday, August 16, 2020

    By: Fiona Kendall Aug 10, 2020

    Italy_Fiona_Kendall_Piobbichi_-_Exploitation_(oranges).jpgLectionary Selection:  Genesis 45:1-15

    Prayers for Italy:  

    Loving God,

    At times things seem bleak and we cannot fathom your purpose. Yet even painful experiences can strengthen us, reveal new truths and engender change. When Joseph was sold into slavery, things were desperate. Yet he was enabled to alter the lives of many, govern wisely, and bring healing and hope for all.

    So we ask for confidence in your purpose...

  • Sorrow upon sorrow

    By: Nishan Bakalian Aug 06, 2020

    “It’s an earthquake!” As the ground rolled under our feet at Haigazian University, we stirred with uncertainty as to how long it would last.Seconds later, when an explosion blew out windows all around, we realized that the first was not an earthquake at all, and that we had entered a new, sad chapter in the current history of Lebanon. Sorrow has been heaped upon sorrow.


  • Pray with East Timor Sunday, August 9, 2020

    By: Monica Liddle Aug 03, 2020

    Screen_Shot_2020-07-20_at_11.36.04_AM.pngLectionary Selection:  Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

    Prayers for East Timor:

    East Timor has so far navigated the viral pandemic with ZERO deaths. Pray that the country’s leadership in government, health care, and education, can continue to guide the people through the coming months with continued safety and health for all. Pray for Indonesia, which is East Timor’s next-door neighbor, who is suffering with over 85,000 cases and 4,000 deaths. Indonesia creates a...Read more...

  • Churches and their Contribution to the Integral Well-being of Families in Mexico / Las iglesias y su aporte en el bienestar integral de las familias:

    By: Cindy Moraga-Selva Jul 31, 2020

    In February, the Churches of God in Mexico City held workshops related to the daily life of families.  


  • The Church and the struggle agains Corona in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    By: Bryan Parrish Jul 30, 2020

    Coronavirus, Covid 19, social distancing: these words have all become a part of the vocabulary worldwide in the last three months. 


  • Responding to COVID in Kenya

    By: Brigitte Eale Jul 29, 2020

    Dear Friends,

    Warm greetings from the Orgnization of African Instituted Churches ( OAIC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

    I rejoice in God for blessing me with wonderful people with whom we partner.


  • Pray with Nicaragua Sunday, August 2, 2020

    By: Aura (Violeta) Rocha-Areas Jul 27, 2020


    Lectionary Selection:  Matthew 14:13-21

    Prayers for Nicaragua:  

    Oh Father, sad news arrives today, as it arrived to Jesus, about the death of his cousin, John the Baptist, and he looked for a solitary place in order to feel his grief. Today, like Jesus, we too look from afar at the burials of our beloved dead because of the pandemic. We look from a distance, we cannot even live the human...Read more...

  • Responding to Corona in Indonesia – Lasting Change?

    By: John Campbell-Nelson Jul 21, 2020

    Dear Friends,

    Grace to you, and peace, in the fifth month of the Time of Corona. As in the United States, places of worship here in Indonesia have been closed to public worship for several months now. 


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