Mission Stories

  • 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...

  • Pray for Swaziland on Sunday, March 1, 2015

    By: Marcy Gansler Feb 23, 2015

    swaziland_gogos2.jpgLectionary Selection: Mark 8:31-38

    Prayers for Swaziland:

    Dear God,
    We know that many times we get caught up in focusing on worldly things, so we ask for your help in refocusing our hearts and minds.
    We humbly ask that you
       Enlighten what may be dark in us…..
       Strengthen what may be weak in us…..
       Mend what may be broken in us…..
       Bind what may be bruised in us…..
       Heal what may be sick in us…..
      ...

  • Towers in Nogales

    By: Scott Nicholson Feb 19, 2015

    I saw heavy machinery up ahead as I parked on the ridge road a few miles north of the border with Mexico.  When I got out of the car, I could see a tower in the east and another one in the north.  None of that had been there the last time I was on that ridge just three months ago and I was curious to get a closer look when I returned from the hike.


  • Seeking to Ease the Suffering

    By: Nathaniel Bailey Feb 19, 2015

    Nate Bailey serves as a Global Mission Intern with the Orthodox Initiative in Amman, Jordan.  His appointment is made possible by your gifts to Week of Compassion.


  • Lessons on Human Rights in the Deep South of Thailand

    By: Bruce Van Voorhis Feb 17, 2015

    Hong_Kong_-_Halima_Abdullah__a_resource_person_for_the_human_rights.jpgThis year began like much of last year with a lot of traveling. Shortly after the new year began, I flew to the Cambodian city of Siem Reap in January for a meeting of the working committee of Interfaith Cooperation Forum (ICF) to review last year’s work and to make plans for 2015.  A few weeks later I was facilitating a human rights workshop in February in southern Thailand for almost 20 of...Read more...

  • Images of Peru

    By: Lauren Kabat Feb 16, 2015

    Lauren Kabat is a Global Ministries Intern working with the Association Promoting Education and Conservation in Amazonia (APECA). Her appointment is supported by Week of Compassion.


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