Mission Stories

  • 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...


  • Pray with Germany on Sunday, January 27, 2019

    By: Rosalind Gnatt Jan 21, 2019

    germany_rosalind_gnatt_001.jpgLectionary Selection: Luke 4:14-21

    Prayers for Germany: 

    Lord, our brother Jesus was rejected by the people who thought they knew him best – his hometown folk. They couldn’t believe that one of their own could have anything of worth to say to this tiny village. Freedom from poverty, oppression, illness? What nonsense; what audacity. Seventy-four years ago, you called Germany, decimated by the moral atrocity of the Holocaust, back into life....Read more...


  • 2018 Feliz Navidad! Feliz Nuevo Anos! 2018 Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

    By: Jeanette Salley Jan 16, 2019

    Celebrating Christmas and New Year in Nicaragua begins about a week before Advent with the sound of firecrackers and the display of fireworks all day and through the night until the day after New Years.

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  • New Year Greetings

    By: Martha Mensendiek Jan 16, 2019

    Dear Friends

     2018 was a tumultuous year in many ways.

     Personally, I had to say goodbye to several dear friends, one of whom was Teruko Enomoto, the founder of the Bazaar Café.

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  • Give Back the Song: Choose Another Way Home

    By: Loren McGrail Jan 16, 2019

    Loren1.jpgMathew 2: 1-12

    Rev. Loren McGrail
    Plymouth Congregational Church UCC Seattle, Washington

    January 6, 2019

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  • Pray with Democratic Republic of Congo, Sunday, January 20, 2019

    By: Paul Turner Jan 14, 2019

    Lectionary Selection: John 2:1-11

    Prayers for Democratic Republic of Congo:  

    Eternal God,

    We thank you for answering so many prayers on December 30, 2018, Election Day in DR Congo. A day spared from widespread violence and upheaval. We thank you for protecting all of the volunteer election observers serving under the Churches of Christ in Congo (known by its French acronym, ECC), one of three Global Ministries’ partners in DR Congo. We are grateful that most ECC election observers were mostly...Read more...



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