Mission Stories

  • Pray with Indonesia Sunday, March 10, 2019

    By: Karen Campbell-Nelson Mar 04, 2019

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    Lectionary Selection:  Luke 4:1-13

    Prayers for Indonesia:  

    God of Wisdom and Mercy, shed your light on hidden negotiations in Indonesian villages and cities that seduce the poor into lives of debt bondage. We pray for legislators to create and enforce laws to prevent human trafficking and illegal migration and better protect its victims, for judges brave enough to investigate in not just “small fry” but also the devil kingpins of...Read more...


  • From Nicaragua with Hope and Faith

    By: Ignacio Salinas Feb 26, 2019

    Twenty-five years have passed since the last time I spent time here in Nicaragua. Back then, when you exited the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, a child might ask you for money. Today, that child is a man who helped to carry my luggage for a tip. The scorching heat was the same, and the perceived calm was tense -- you could cut the air with a knife. Everybody has a history to share, but cautiously, because the “walls have...Read more...


  • Pacific Theology

    By: Niko Sopepa Feb 26, 2019

    Last week, the only regional ecumenical institution in the Southern Hemisphere, the Pacific Theological College (PTC), celebrated the induction of its new principal, the Rev. Dr. Upolu Lumā Vaai. Rev. Dr....Read more...


  • Pray with Ghana Sunday, March 3, 2019

    By: Debbie Colvin Feb 25, 2019

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    Lectionary Selection:  Luke 9:28-36

    Prayers for Ghana:  

    Lord Jesus we thank you for your unconditional love, your compassion, your guidance in our daily life.

    As we live and work with our brothers and sisters in Peki, Ghana we see YOU in them.

    Ghana_Debbie_Colvin_1315eb7e-c794-4700-bc72-e7b8399f742d.jpegThey show your unconditional LOVE by sharing their lives, food, clothing, knowledge and openness to accept people of another race...Read more...


  • Pray with Hungary Sunday, February 24, 2019

    By: Ha-un Priscilla Yang Feb 18, 2019

    Lectionary Selection:  Luke 6:27-38

    Prayers for Hungary:  

    God, remind us to stretch outside our comfort zones by trying new things and meeting new people. It's not always easy to step outside of what we know, but we know we grow when we take those risks. We are grateful for church camp and the opportunities for young people to learn and grow with one another. We can learn much from...Read more...


  • Pray with Hong Kong Sunday, February 17, 2019

    By: Judy Chan Feb 11, 2019

    Hong_Kong_Judy_Chan_Nurse_prepares_for_busy_day_in_operating_room.jpegLectionary Selection:  Luke 6:17-26

    Prayers for Hong Kong:  

    O God, You are the Great Physician, the healer of body, mind and soul. Continue to pour out your healing grace upon the sick and suffering so they may find relief from pain, recovery from illness, and peace in their hearts. We especially remember the urgent medical needs of Hong Kong’s people and hospitals. We are grateful for the high level of care...Read more...


  • Prayer of Intercession

    By: Bruce Van Voorhis Feb 04, 2019

    Lord of Life, of Love, of Justice and of Peace, we give thanks today for the gift of life you have given us and a world of wonder to sustain us and give us joy.

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  • Pray with Sierra Leone, Sunday, February 10, 2019

    By: Nia Sullivan Feb 04, 2019

    Sierra_Leone_Nia_Sullivan_MISSION_STATEMENT_PHOTO3.jpegLectionary Selection: Luke 5:1-11

    Prayers for Sierra Leone: 

    O creative God, we are amazed by your awesome ability to transform everyday human functions into sacred acts of hope that draw people closer to you while infusing them with your vision of peace, love and justice.

    We ask that you inspire us and give us the courage to move past our fears, limitations, and frustrations that we may trust you with our...Read more...


  • 3 Reflections

    By: Ricardo Mayol Jan 31, 2019

    The first reflection highlights the militarization and violations of Human Rights in Honduras as the cause of the Honduran exodus.

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  • Pray with Lebanon on Sunday, February 3, 2019

    By: Benjamin Drolet Jan 28, 2019

    Lebanon_Ben_Drolet_FDCD_Team.jpegLectionary Selection: Luke 4:22-40

    Prayers for Lebanon:

    God of grace and acceptance, show us how to welcome all we encounter as you have welcomed us into your family. May we receive the newcomers in our communities with open arms as we seek to love the stranger like Jesus. Remind us also of the great needs in our hometowns, as the people closest to us often need care as well. We open our hearts...Read more...



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