Mission Stories

  • Applied Hermeneutics:

    By: Carlos Sediles-Real Dec 17, 2019

    A Biblical Rereading Experience in Two Contexts


  • Pray with Colombia Sunday, December 22, 2019

    By: Michael Joseph Dec 16, 2019

    Lectionary Selection: Matthew 1:18-25

    Prayers for Colombia:  

    Loving God,

    Today we pray for the country of Colombia and our partners in mission there. Their resolute commitment to work for peace and the victims of violence has put them in harm's way. We remember today that you came to us in the fragility of a newborn baby, and we pray for all life around the world. May the prince of peace accompany our partners in Colombia and all countries that face...Read more...

  • The Power of Accompaniment

    By: Tom Liddle Dec 13, 2019

    Since you last heard from us we’ve entered what we call the “three-shower-a day season.”  This morning I woke up at 5:00 AM as I always do, and it was 86 degrees!  The humidity comes later in the day. 


  • Reflection and Report of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Korea

    By: Global Ministries (Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ) Dec 12, 2019

    Written by John Ahn and Jess Kim


  • Pray with Israel/Palestine Sunday, December 15, 2019

    By: Global Ministries Dec 09, 2019

    Lectionary Selection:  Matthew 11:2-11

    Prayers for Israel/Palestine:  

    God of Every Tribe, Language, People, and Nation, we remember John the Baptist in prison and all those who in their imprisonment—whatever its kind—wonder if the Messiah has come and, if so, what difference it makes. Continue to shape us in ways that our actions become the difference that others see. 

    We pray especially for our sisters and brothers in Palestine—Christian and Muslim--who in their oppression cry out for peace with their Jewish...Read more...

  • Christmas in Mexico: Making Mayan Hot Chocolate

    By: Elena Huegel Dec 03, 2019

    Global Ministries Mission Co-worker in Mexico, Elena Huegel, shares the process of making Mayan Hot Chocolate - a traditional Christmas beverage in Mexico. 


  • Advent / Christmas

    By: Victor Makari Dec 02, 2019

    Dear Family and Friends:

    As we prepare to celebrate the 8th Christmas since we began our mission service appointment, in support of the witness of the Christian Churches of the Holy Land, we send you warm greetings from Bethlehem, where we are based.


  • Pray with Mexico Sunday, December 8, 2019

    By: Elena Huegel Dec 02, 2019

    Mexico_Elena_Huegel_IMG_2119.jpgLectionary Selection: Matthew 3:1-12

    Prayers for Mexico: 

    In our prayers today, we hear the call to prepare the way of the Lord in southern Mexico.

    We prepare the way of:

    • justice by binding the leather and old-tire sandals of the "campesino" (farmer) who wills beans and corn to grow, worrying if there will be enough rain this year.
    • hope by slipping on the flip flops of the children playing outside a...Read more...

  • Pray with eSwatini Sunday, December 1, 2019

    By: Kahala Cannon Nov 25, 2019

    Lectionary Selection: Matthew 24:36-44

    eSwatini_Kahala_Cannon_IMG_9404.jpgPrayers for eSwatini:  

    Gracious and loving God,

    You are Lord! You are the Lord our God in heaven above and on earth below. We honor you, for you are the God of our Praise!

    Thank you for your Word that is spirit and life to us. Let it saturate our hearts, minds, and spirits so that we may hold fast to your promises as we journey through the...Read more...

  • Pray with Ghana Sunday, November 24, 2019

    By: Larry Colvin Nov 18, 2019

    Ghana_Debbie_Colvin_IMG_9185.jpgLectionary Selection: Luke 23:33-43

    Prayers for Ghana:  

    God of grace. Today we give thanks for the many natural resources which you have provided in the nation of Ghana. We seek forgiveness in the ways we have exploited the lives of humans and natural resources. We pray for the wisdom of the Ghanaian people to continue to be fruitful. As the thief who confessed his sins, may we too, confess our past sins...Read more...

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