By: Kaitlin Thompson Mar 30, 2020
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 26:14-27
Prayers for the Dominican Republic:
Dear Heavenly Creator,
As we approach the joyous occasion of celebrating your son and our living savior's resurrection let us not forget the evening in the upper room when Jesus gathered to break bread with his disciples. Be with us in every breaking of bread as you were with Jesus and the 12 disciples all those years ago. God, as we approach a...Read more...
By: Kahala Cannon Mar 26, 2020
All over the world, people battle serious illnesses, terminal diseases, and life-altering circumstances. Some have a wonderful support system of family and friends, whereas others have less support or seem to walk their journey alone. In Eswatini, the Prayer Shawl Ministry reminds those men and women that there is a group of women who journey with them through prayer regardless of their support structure.Read more...
By: Debbie Colvin Mar 25, 2020
As I walk into the Dzake Clinic, I am greeted by patients waiting to be seen. I take my seat at the Triage table and start to check in my next patient. He is a beautiful 12-month-old named Samson. His Grandmother has brought him in because he has been vomiting and not able to eat for a day.Read more...
By: Larry Colvin Mar 24, 2020
The semester comes to a close, and then comes the dreaded examination week. Dreaded by whom? The students dread exam week, but at least for this lecturer, it is a dreaded time as well. Well, maybe I should say the preparation of the examinations is the dreaded part.Read more...
By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Mar 24, 2020
Nine years had passed since the nuclear disaster in Japan. It was a grey and dreary day as I got off the bus in front of the Fukushima High Court to meet my friend Terumi who is one of the co-representatives of the “Children’s Trial Against Radiation Exposure.”Read more...
By: Danielle Murry-Knowles Mar 23, 2020
January marked a year since we arrived in Lesotho. And as we’ve revisited our memories from the past year, one event, in particular, stands out: Leeto la Thapelo. Leeto la Thapelo, which literally means “Journey of Prayer,” is the biggest event of the year for the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA), our partner organization.Read more...
By: Andrew Larsen Mar 23, 2020
How do you create community during the time of social distancing? I have been in the Philippines for a little over two weeks and during this time the global situation and reaction to the coronavirus COVID-19 has dramatically changed. And the Philippines is no different. We are all navigating the new landscape of what a pandemic looks like for our daily lives. Our routines have been altered, businesses we frequent are closed for the foreseeable future, and folks are hunkering...Read more...
By: Fritz-Gerald Joseph Mar 23, 2020
Lectionary Selection: John 11:1-45
Prayers for Morocco:
Mighty and glorious in power. You are our refuge and safe place. In times of distress and trouble, You are with us!
We pray for the Evangelical Protestant Church in Morocco, please provide for all of their needs. Lord, we pray for the leaders and the hundreds of volunteers who serve to keep the Body of Christ alive in this country. Manifest...Read more...
By: Michelle McKay Mar 16, 2020
Lectionary Selection: John 9:1-41
Prayers for Haiti:
Jesus, our Great Physician, our Healer. You have shown us over, and over, and over again, how You are not only capable to heal our ailments but you are willing to do so. Lord, You are so good to meet us right where we are; right in our mess, in the middle of our desperation, in the...Read more...