By: Diane Fonderlin Sep 15, 2014
Two days he stood outside of our gate, refusing to come in. His class called for him, his teacher begged for him to cross the threshold; even I tried going out to talk to him. But stubbornly he refused. Finally his teacher sent him a letter telling him she missed him and wanted him to come back. The next morning he entered the office slightly embarrassed as he hung his head and told me nobody in his house was willing...Read more...
By: Erik Free Sep 10, 2014
Greetings and blessings from Beira. August was an exciting month for us here in Mozambique. We visited the farm project in Gogoi where we got a sneak peak at the home being built for us there as well as a glimpse of the fields and rivers near the small settlement. Now that we have seen it and had a chance to speak with the people living there, we are even more able now to share...Read more...
By: Eleazar Fernandez Sep 08, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Psalm 139:7–12
Prayers for the Philippines:
O God, we bring to you our pains and the lamentations of our hearts. Life has been like hell for many in the Philippines and in other countries as well. There is so much pain and brokenness in our world and the needs are demanding and overwhelming. Your people, O God, have suffered tragedy after tragedy, such as typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and more. While...Read more...
By: Mark Behle Sep 05, 2014
The current situation in Lesotho has been a while in the making. Lesotho was ruled by the same Prime Minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, from 1998 until 2012, but the ruling party was gradually weakened by internal splits. In the 2012 elections, no party achieved a majority of the seats in parliament and this resulted in the first ever coalition government.Read more...
By: Andrew Long-Higgins Sep 03, 2014
“Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.” 1 John 3:2Read more...
By: Sara Makari Sep 01, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Acts 17:22–28
Prayers for Israel/Palestine:
Almighty and living God, in whom we live and move and have our being, who has loved us and, in your Son Jesus, has adopted us and called us to be the extension of his reconciling work: we thank you for your church who, by the power of your Spirit, continues in the land called holy to witness to your love for all people. We confess...Read more...
By: Andrew Long-Higgins Aug 25, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Exodus 3:1–15
Prayers for Lebanon:
Dear God, as so many of your people face the uncertainty of conflict and violence, may you provide inspiration and guidance to discover creative means for a just peace. As you guided Moses, may you also guide us in our journey to discover our potential for peace.
This day we especially lift up our partners in Lebanon and Syria as they work to bridge deep historic...Read more...
By: Elena Huegel Aug 19, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Exodus 1:8–2:10
Prayers for Chile:
As we remember the midwives who saved the Hebrew babies from the Egyptians, we remember the young women of the Pentecostal Church of Chile who are working hard to finish their university studies and dedicate their professions to healing and change in their families, communities, churches and country. We pray for the teachers, nurses, accountants, engineers, lawyers, family counselors, agronomists and other women professionals who...Read more...
By: Mark Behle Aug 07, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Genesis 45:1–15
Prayers for Lesotho:
O God, when we find ourselves on the road of uncertainty, faced with too many forks in the road and none of them seem to lead us anywhere closer to an answer, may we remember that you are there with us. Whatever the circumstances, help us to put our trust and hope in you. For while we may not understand now, one day, further...Read more...