Mission Stories

  • Traumatic Times

    By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Mar 04, 2013

    Participants at the “Inter-religious Conference on Nuclear Issues” held in Fukushima, Japan in December 2012, had a chance to visit and hear first-hand accounts of the suffering inflicted by the nuclear disaster in Japan. The following is an excerpt from a statement which came out of the conference.


  • A New Beginning

    By: Amy Lester Mar 04, 2013

    This is my very first newsletter article for Global Ministries, and when I started, I was not quite sure how I would tackle it. I have only been in Budapest for four months, so how on earth can I assume to have an insight into the culture or life of this country in such a short time? But then I realized that it is not my perspective on the people here I should try to communicate; rather, it’s my view...Read more...

  • Pray for Nicaragua on Sunday, March 10, 2013

    By: Laura Jean Torgerson Mar 04, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke15:1-3, 11b-32

    Prayers for Nicaragua:
    Beloved Father, you give to us abundantly, when we manage your gifts responsibly, and when we spend them frivolously.  Profligate God, you bless us richly, when we fall at your feet in gratitude, and when we grumble and worry about receiving our fair share.  We thank you and praise you for who you are.  Give us hearts that are generous to...Read more...

  • How Can They Hear?

    By: Mark Behle Feb 28, 2013

    “…how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:14c) 


  • Cause to Celebrate

    By: Scott Couper Feb 28, 2013

    We pray you are all well. Our family continues to feel blessed to be sent to and hosted in South Africa as a missionary family. There are many new developments that have changed both our professional and personal lives. However, one thing remains the same: We remain fulfilled.


  • Responding to our Communities

    By: Phyllis Byrd Feb 25, 2013

    The year 2012 was very busy at Just Communities, the department at the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) with which I work as the Director.


  • Pray for Kenya on Sunday, March 3, 2013

    By: Phyllis Byrd Feb 25, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 13: 1-9 



  • “Sharing in God’s Abundance” Sermon Illustration

    By: Susan Valiquette Feb 20, 2013

    John 10:10

    Durban, South Africa


  • Pray for Micronesia on Sunday, February 24, 2013

    By: Niko Sopepa Feb 19, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 13:31-35 or Luke 9:28 - 36

    Prayers for Micronesia:
    Enihlap (God in Pohnpeian), the sustainer of the ocean and land, provider and comforter to us who journey the waves of this great ocean, we beseech thee, gather us into one heart as we are one people. In time past your servants sailed this faire sea to bring us Good News, and today we pray that we may...Read more...

  • Practicing Compassion in the Philippines

    By: Matthew Fehse Feb 18, 2013

    Matthew Fehse serves as a Global Mission Intern in the Philippines.  His work with Global Ministries is funded by your offerings to Week of Compassion.


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