Mission Stories

  • A Week of Growth

    By: Ha-un Priscilla Yang Sep 24, 2018

    St. Columba’s Scottish Mission held the annual English Day Camp 2-6 July 2018. This week proved to be a week of much growth in confidence, self-esteem, and friendship.


  • Pray with Zambia on Sunday, September 30, 2018

    By: Robert Breckenridge Sep 24, 2018

    Zambia_Robert_Breckenridge_image001.jpegLectionary Selection:  Mark 9: 38-50

    Prayers for Zambia:

    Lord of all,

    In your great mercy, forgive us our many failures. Some of us enjoy such bounty - comfort, leisure, wealth, education and more - but we neglect to look, see and assist those ‘little ones’ who struggle in want, perched precariously on the precipice of despair.

    Bless your servants in Zambia and in the United Church of Zambia.


  • CDCC Welcomes End of Ebola Crisis, But Remains Vigilant

    By: Paul Turner Sep 21, 2018

    On July 24th, The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the end of the Ebola crisis in DR Congo. The Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) welcomed the news after employing an “all hands on deck” approach to the May 8th announcement that the Ebola virus was present in the Equator Province. 


  • A Year Later - Restoring the Ruins

    By: Cara McKinney Sep 20, 2018

    Mexico_Cara_McKinney_DSC_0042b.jpgOne year ago, on the night of September 7, 2017, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake roughly roused us from our slumbers and sent us running for the streets, patios, stairs, and open spaces. The earthquake left many communities in rubble and left all of us waking in the middle of the night fearing another aftershock.


  • A Journey in Faith: An Ecumenical Discipleship

    By: Carmelo Alvarez Sep 20, 2018

    My experience and relationship to the Church

    I was born and raised in a Disciples of Christ congregation in Puerto Rico. My whole life has been nurtured, shaped and formed in a close relationship to the Disciples of Christ ethos and church life. My parents were leaders in the denomination and early on I learned to appreciate and love serving the Church in all its manifestations.


  • “Break the Silence” – Hong Kong’s #Me Too Moment

    By: Judy Chan Sep 19, 2018

    For the past five years, Hong Kong Christian Council has been one of the few local Christian organizations willing to talk about sexual harassment in the church. As you can guess, it’s not a popular or easy topic to tackle. 


  • Pray with East Timor on Sunday, September 23, 2018

    By: Tom Liddle Sep 17, 2018

    East_Timor_Tom_Liddle_IMG_20171203_160757.jpegLectionary Selection: Mark 9:30-37

    Prayers for East Timor: 

    Gracious God, you have taught us. You have shown us. You have been among us. And yet it seems we have learned little. Children are still marginalized and victimized. They are the targets of traffickers. They are exploited in pornography. They are enslaved. They are malnourished and lack opportunities for education. We know that there are reasons for this O God. We have...Read more...

  • Pray with Morocco on Sunday, September 16, 2018

    By: Emmanuela Loccident Sep 10, 2018

    Morocco_Emanuella_Loccident_IMG-20180719-WA0049.jpegLectionary Selection: Mark 8:27-38

    Prayers for Morocco:

    Precious, Loving, and Caring God, we are here before you with our hearts filled with gratitude, for you are our Everything! We bless your Holy Name, our Mighty Savior and our Omnipresent Help in times of need. We are grateful for your gentle hands that are always offering to touch, heal and guide us on our paths!

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  • Pray with Japan on Sunday, September 9, 2018

    By: Martha Mensendiek Sep 03, 2018

    Lectionary Selection:  Mark 7 :24-37

    Prayers for Japan:

    Life giving God, we pray for your healing grace for people in Japan, where severe heat, torrential rains and landslides have taken precious lives and left people in despair.

    For those who have lost loved ones, we ask for your comfort.

    For those who have lost their homes and means of livelihood, we ask for your guidance. May they be given the assistance needed to restore their lives.

    We pray also for the...

  • Pray with Nicaragua on Sunday, September 2, 2018

    By: Jeanette Salley Aug 27, 2018

    2014–15_Nicaraguan_protests_-_23_December_2014.jpgLectionary Selection: Mark 7 :1-8, 14-15, 21-23

    Prayers for Nicaragua:

    Our God full of love, grace and mercy we thank You. Not only did You create humanity but You also prepared a place for us to live in harmony so that we can usher in the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. You formed us magnificently with eyes to see in our own way the evidence of your...Read more...

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