Mission Stories

  • Pray for Ghana on Sunday, March 15, 2015

    By: Gary Luallin Mar 09, 2015

    Lectionary Selection: John 3: 14-21


    Prayers for Ghana:
    Loving God, who taught us what it means to love the entire World, today we focus on your work in Ghana, West Africa. It is our prayer that you bless our partners there as they function as church to encourage each other to keep our eyes and hearts on Jesus. Please bless them as they reach out and minister to the children who live...Read more...

  • Working with Vocational Training in Honduras

    By: Donald Westra Mar 06, 2015

    Donald Westra, a member of Federated Church UCC, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, serves with the Evangelical and Reformed Church of Honduras (IER).  His appointment is made possible by your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, Disciple's Mission Fund, Our Church's Wider Mission, and your special gifts.


  • Subirana Clinic, Subirana, Yoro, Honduras

    By: Maryjane Westra Mar 04, 2015

    Honduras_-_clinice_reception_Mar_2014.jpgGreetings from Don and Maryjane Westra, Global Ministries Mission Personnel in Honduras.

    Our tenure with Global Ministries began in 2009 in Mt. Selinda Mission Station, Zimbabwe. In 2013 we moved to Honduras where we now serve with Global Ministries’ partner, the Evangelical and Reformed Church. We work in the social service branch of the church Synod, the Association of Evangelical Institutions of Honduras (AIEH), which oversees schools and clinics. Specifically, we are assigned...Read more...

  • Christmas Greetings from Mungeli

    By: Anil Henry Mar 04, 2015

    India_-_Anil_Xmas_2014_pic1.pngAs we come to the close of the year and prepare for this special time of Christmas, there is so much that we are thankful for in our community at Mungeli. The hospital has been a beacon of hope for many, and the staff has successfully taken on the in-creasing patient load.


  • Serving in Relief Projects, Domestically and Abroad

    By: Matthew Fehse Mar 03, 2015

    Matt Fehse serves with the UCC Disaster Ministries.  Previously he served as a Global Mission Intern with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines.  His work with Disaster Ministries is supported by your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing.


  • Easter Salmon Recipe from Chile

    By: Elena Huegel Mar 03, 2015

    Salmon “Cancanto”

    This Chilean dish is from the Island of Chiloé in southern Chile.  It is usually made with fresh or frozen salmon, but other fish may also be used.  The important thing is to include the sausage, cheese, tomatoes, oregano and lime.


  • Pray for Thailand on Sunday, March 8, 2015

    By: Benjamin Ewert Mar 02, 2015

    2015_march_thailand.jpgLectionary Selection: John 2: 13-22

    Prayers for Thailand:
    God of yesterday, today and tomorrow, help lead and guide us when change happens.  Help pilot, shepherd and nurture Thailand as the people go through various changes around them.  In your name we pray, Amen.



  • Le Tournoi Œcuménique

    By: Tyler Reeve Feb 24, 2015

    Morocco_-_Tyler_Reeve_pic1_Feb_2015.jpg“People don’t usually like our church right away.  For some people there is too much music, and for others there is not enough.  For some people there is too much noise and activity while others want more singing and dancing.  Some people say the sermons are too intellectual, some people say they should be more profound.  We won’t please everyone, because we will never be like their church in their home country.  But...Read more...

  • It’s a Beautiful, Holy Thing

    By: Bethany Guy Feb 24, 2015

    Guadeloupe_-_IMG_7508_Spring_2015.jpgAs Christmas approached this year, the women of the Reformed Church of Guadeloupe decided to do something special for the women in prison. A plan was set in place to fundraise and buy toiletry kits for each woman. Within the French prison system, each prisoner must obtain the things that they need for themselves, so gifts like shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste would be much appreciated. Out of approximately 1000 prisoners on the island,...Read more...

  • Missionary Report from Daniel Lee in South Korea

    By: Daniel Lee Feb 24, 2015

    South_Korea_-_Daniel_Lee_pic1_Feb_2015.jpgThe two-year masters program “Studies of Ecumenism and Social Transformation” (SEST) at the Graduate School of Theology of Hanshin University in Korea, began on January 19, 2015.  Four out of nine students were in attendance and enrolled in the 7 week-long intensive Korean language course during this past winter. Other students are scheduled to arrive before the spring semester officially begins on March 1. Those students will join the class at a later...Read more...

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