Mission Stories

  • 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...


  • The Summer of Sharing

    By: Paul Turner Nov 14, 2019

    Since returning to the U.S. from DR Congo, I’ve spent the last five months “itinerating”.  This is a term used to describe when a mission co-worker returns home and embarks on a tour to inform and educate the church about partnerships in the country where they served.

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  • A Family's Experience of Presence in eSwatini

    By: Global Ministries (Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ) Nov 13, 2019

    We discovered resources within ourselves.  We learned how to navigate the streets of Manzini, where the best restaurants were, where to get the best produce.  Wren and I explored the marketplace from top to bottom, finding all the wonderful gems there, learning to speak siSwati from orange vendors.  After church one day Milo and I stopped by the local mosque and were invited to come back, which we did.  Our front porch became the neighborhood kid hangout and there would be...Read more...


  • 2019 Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

    By: Danielle Murry-Knowles Nov 11, 2019

    The Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) hosted its 5th annual Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace from October 21-October 25, 2019.

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  • Pray with Morocco Sunday, November 17, 2019

    By: Emmanuela Loccident Nov 11, 2019

    Morocco_Emanuella_Loccident_IMG-20191021-WA0015.jpgLectionary Selection:  Luke 21:5-19

    Prayers for Morocco:  

    Yahweh Shalom, as we are lifting up in prayer our sisters and brothers in Morocco, we are thanking you for your overwhelming peace in the midst of troubled times, a peace that is available to us all, with no exception. Remind us that by standing firm in peace, we will win life.

    Yahweh Yireh, we are praying for the Protestant Church in Morocco and...Read more...


  • Building A Home

    By: Abigail Fate Nov 04, 2019

    In my first few weeks in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, I’ve been thinking a lot about the book The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. This has been one of my favorite books since I first read it when I was thirteen.

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  • Pray with Lebanon Sunday, November 10, 2019

    By: Maria Bakalian Nov 04, 2019

    Dear friends,

    Since this prayer and worship moment were written, Lebanon has experienced protest demonstrations and the resignation of the Prime Minister and his cabinet. The churches in Lebanon issued this joint statement during the protests in October.  Please keep Lebanon in your prayers during this time of social and political change.

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 20:27-38

    Lebanon_Maria_Bakalian_Haigazian_Desert_Streams_Club_renovating_a_school.jpg

    Prayers for Lebanon:  

    Almighty God,...Read more...


  • Update from Korea

    By: Thomas Smith Nov 01, 2019

    I am a Global Mission Intern, living in Seoul.  I work with our partners in the Presbyterian Church of the Republic of Korea in their ecumenical office.

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