Mission Stories

  • Responding to our Communities

    By: Phyllis Byrd Feb 25, 2013

    The year 2012 was very busy at Just Communities, the department at the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) with which I work as the Director.

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  • Pray for Kenya on Sunday, March 3, 2013

    By: Phyllis Byrd Feb 25, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 13: 1-9 

     

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  • “Sharing in God’s Abundance” Sermon Illustration

    By: Susan Valiquette Feb 20, 2013

    John 10:10

    Durban, South Africa

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  • Pray for Micronesia on Sunday, February 24, 2013

    By: Niko Sopepa Feb 19, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 13:31-35 or Luke 9:28 - 36

    Prayers for Micronesia:
    Enihlap (God in Pohnpeian), the sustainer of the ocean and land, provider and comforter to us who journey the waves of this great ocean, we beseech thee, gather us into one heart as we are one people. In time past your servants sailed this faire sea to bring us Good News, and today we pray that we may...Read more...


  • Practicing Compassion in the Philippines

    By: Matthew Fehse Feb 18, 2013

    Matthew Fehse serves as a Global Mission Intern in the Philippines.  His work with Global Ministries is funded by your offerings to Week of Compassion.

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  • Pray for Laos on Sunday, February 17, 2013

    By: Xuyen Dangers Feb 12, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 4: 1- 13

    Prayers for Laos:

    Dear God I feel your presence in the children and single mothers I meet in their desparation. Although suffering in difficult circumstances, their gentleness, love and hope reflect your holy spirit and are an inspiration to me. Please be with them and give them strength. Amen

    Mission Stewardship Moment from Laos:

    Two days ago I met an 11-year-old girl named...Read more...


  • God's Call Comes in Many Forms - The Meaning of "Mission" in Hungary

    By: Amy Lester Feb 11, 2013

    Amy Lester serves as a Global Mission Intern in Hungary.  Her work with Global Ministries is funded by your offereings to Week of Compassion.

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  • Pray for Chile on Sunday, February 10, 2013

    By: Elena Huegel Feb 05, 2013

    Pray for Chile on Sunday, Feb 10, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 9:28- 36

    Prayer:
    God, at times it seems that humanity is destroying your creation on earth. We see polluted streams, gargantuan mounds of garbage, and barren lands. Sometimes we feel frozen in fear that we could never do enough to make a difference, even collectively.

    The wounds are so large and our band-aids so small. Yet we...Read more...


  • Pray for South Africa on Sunday, February 3, 2013

    By: Susan Valiquette Jan 28, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 4: 21 -30

    Prayers for South Africa:
    Gracious God, teach us again through your servants that your Realm exists wherever and whenever and through whomever strives to make it exist!  Teach us not to hear the scoffers who seek to lift themselves up by tearing others down.  Where there is pessimism, sow hope.  Where there is cynicism, sow inspiration.  May we be like Jesus, preaching the Truth...Read more...


  • Pray for Argentina and Paraguay on Sunday, January 20, 2013

    By: James deBoer Jan 14, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: John 2:1 -11

     
    Pastor Ana Ferrigno de Sargenti presides at the Easter communion.

    Prayers for Argentina and Paraguay:
    O God of abundant grace, who causes dry springs to swell up, and who opens our hearts to wonder and joy, this week we give thanks for the deep faith of the...Read more...



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