Mission Stories

  • Pray for Dominican Republic on Sunday, August 4, 2013

    By: Ashley Holst Jul 29, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 12:13-21

    Prayers for Dominican Republic:
    All loving God, we pray for the Dominican Republic and those of us who call it our home. We pray for Caminante Proyecto Educativo (Caminante Educational Project), for staff working day and night and for our children and families of Boca Chica, Santo Domingo. Our children end their day dirty and tired, long after dark – give them rest.

    God watch over our children working on...

  • Blessed Reunions

    By: Scott Couper Jul 25, 2013

    For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” II Corinthians 1:5


  • Thankful for serving in Botswana

    By: James Wilson Jul 23, 2013

    "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." –Galatians 3:28


  • The Stars Aligned

    By: Scott Couper Jul 22, 2013

    “…so that you may remain blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe…” (Philippians 2:15, NIV)


  • Using our Gifts to Serve

    By: Lindsey Mercer Jul 22, 2013

    Last month, I started an English class at INESIN. Originally the class was only for the INESIN staff, but at the last minute, it was decided to open it up to anyone who wanted to come. Currently, I have around 12 or so Spanish speaking students. Some of them are very beginner and some of them have had some exposure to English in the past. Having a mixed class can be both very helpful and...Read more...

  • Pray for Ecuador on Sunday, July 28, 2013

    By: Marilyn Cooper Jul 22, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 11:1-13

    Prayers for Ecuador

    Thanks dear Savior for sun and rain, for earth and seeds. Thanks for friends who hold us dear and family who nurtures many of us. May we have the sense to pray for our enemies so we may forgive them as our God forgives us. May we also live our lives fully even though hard times, deaths, financial woes, and...Read more...

  • Pray for India on Sunday, July 21, 2013

    By: Nancy Lott Henry Jul 14, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Amos 8:1-12

  • Mission in Haiti

    By: Jeanette Salley Jul 10, 2013

    Presentation at the Wider Church Ministries luncheon, July 1, 2013
    General Synod 29, Long Beach, CA


  • Listen to the Mangos Fall

    By: Gary Luallin Jul 08, 2013

    In my first week in Ghana the school’s driver told me that he would park and wait for me under the mango tree.  I replied that I didn’t know what a mango tree looked like.  Well after living through a mango season I will never forget what a mango tree looks like.  They are large leafy trees that are great for shade.  They grow fruit at the end of an eight-inch stem and it appears that someone has decorated the...Read more...

  • Pray for Sri Lanka on Sunday, July 14, 2013

    By: Julianna Nitz Jul 07, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Amos 7:7-17

    Prayers for Sri Lanka:

    Uniting God, it is in You that we are all able to come together as your people, without hierarchies, boundaries or divisions.

    Help us seek out ways to better unite our communities.

    Urge us on our journey to be your disciples.

    Persuade us to reach out to that unknown or unfamiliar person in our midst.

    Cheer us...

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