Mission Stories

  • Pray for Mexico on Sunday, February 15, 2015

    By: Lindsey Mercer Feb 09, 2015

    Lectionary Selection: Mark 9:2–9


  • Je Suis Ahmed

    By: Joel Cooper Feb 06, 2015

    Joel Cooper serves as a Global Mission Intern in Beirut, Lebanon. His appointment is supported Week of Compassion.


  • Observations and Facts

    By: Ariel Royer Feb 06, 2015

    Ariel Royer serves as a Global Mission Intern and her appointment is made possible by your gifts to Week of Compassion.


  • She Visited Me Again in a Dream—Luke 12:34

    By: Anne Gregory Feb 06, 2015

    She visited me again in a dream.  It was before I knew exactly when I would be able to travel to Thailand and begin working with the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT).


  • The Beginning of my time in Thailand

    By: Anne Gregory Feb 06, 2015

    Thailand_-_Anne_Gregory_Xmas_2014_pic1.jpgDecember 20, 2014

    My first two work days have been a blast.

    I got to work by 7 a.m. on Thursday (my first day).  Yes, I slept for one day, and then went to the office.  It was necessary so that I could meet everyone before Christmas.  My housemate and boss, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Bryant, and I took a cab.  Usually she takes the elevated train, but she had Christmas presents to...Read more...

  • Aizu Radiation Information Center: A Place to Cry, Laugh and Ponder Together

    By: Jeffrey Mensendiek Feb 05, 2015

    UCCJ.jpgThe "Shintono Tomo" (The Believer's Friend) Magazine is familiar all over Japan for Kyodan related church folk. The reader can find news about what is going on all around Japan in our churches. It also introduces new books, has pictures of new churches being built, and includes essays and Bible studies by some of the leading Japanese Christians. For the last five issues I have been following a series of essays on Fukushima.


  • My time in Peru

    By: Lauren Kabat Feb 04, 2015

    Peru_-_Kabat_pic_1.jpgI'm writing to you today outside of a small town named Tamshiyaku, located in the Amazonian jungle of Peru.  Filtering through the screen windows are the sounds of birds chirping, dogs barking, insects humming and motors sputtering as boats make their way up and down the Amazon River.  Every once in a while I can hear the eerie sound of whistling drifting on the still air and I wonder what type of bird...Read more...

  • Ensuring that No Kid Goes Unnoticed

    By: Henry Brewer-Calvert Feb 03, 2015

    Henry Brewer-Calvert is a Global Mission Intern serving in the Dominican Republic.  His appointment is supported by Week of Compassion.


  • Wherever Life Leads Us

    By: Mark Behle Feb 03, 2015

    “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29: 29)

    Lesotho_-_Mom_and_Dad.jpgMany things happen that defy our understanding.  They stay shrouded in mystery.  As Moses says in the verse above, they “belong to the LORD”.  But others things have been revealed to us which help us to live with...Read more...

  • Update from Mozambique in the New Year

    By: Erik Free Feb 02, 2015

    We hope you have had a wonderful and sacred holiday season. Everything in Mozambique tends to slow way down over the holidays so we have not had much to share lately, but that will soon change as the new year begins and new plans are put into motion.


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