Mission Stories

  • Pray for South Africa Sunday, February 8, 2015

    By: Scott Couper Feb 02, 2015

    Lectionary Selection: Mark 1:29-39

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  • The Community of Las Martitas

    By: Maryjane Westra Jan 30, 2015

    John 4:7-13

    When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

    The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

    Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a...Read more...


  • The Power of Meeting With One

    By: Bethany Guy Jan 30, 2015

    Beth Guy is a Global Mission Intern serving with the Protest Reformed Church of Guadeloupe and Martinique.  Her placement is supported by Week of Compassion.

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  • Life in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

    By: Global Ministries Jan 30, 2015

    As participants in the Language and Cultural Immersion program of the Mesa Conjunta in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, my husband and I have gone to a boda (wedding) in a rural village, attended lively services with three different congregations and taken part in conversations and meals with many Disciple clergy and laity. All of this activity is arranged around 20 hours of language class with excellent teachers at the Centro de Idiomas that is right in the middle of this...Read more...


  • A Step Forward for Congo

    By: Global Ministries Jan 30, 2015

    Congo_Protestant_University.jpgAfter celebrating the Christmas holidays with family and friends in the U.S., I landed in Kinshasa on January 11 full of energy and ready to jump right back into the Congo Protestant University’s ongoing development initiatives. However, the people of Congo had other ideas last week. The National Assembly had passed a proposed revision to the country’s Constitution requiring that a complete census be conducted prior to elections.  In light of the fact...Read more...


  • Being Protestant in Catholic Mexico

    By: Global Ministries Jan 30, 2015

    Religion, culture, and politics are intertwined in Mexico in ways that are very complicated and difficult to separate. What is clearer, however, is that choosing to be a Protestant in Mexico can have different implications than what is experienced in the United States.

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  • Celebrating Founders Day at the Family Village Farm!

    By: Global Ministries Jan 30, 2015

    Soon after I arrived at the Family Village Farm from Chennai, many of the volunteers came together for some nice hot chai (spicy tea). There were six of us, with one young man, who was celebrating his 19th birthday and five women, age range probably from 22 to 75.  There are a couple of other young volunteers who had gone away for the day. Their time as volunteers here ranged from five days to over six months. One of the...Read more...


  • Finding Peace at Pravaham

    By: Global Ministries Jan 30, 2015

    Pravaham.jpgToday I visited the other half of my Global Ministries assignment.  From the beginning I had been unclear as to what the "girls college" was and what I might be able to do to be helpful.  I had read about Pravaham on their website and was hoping this was the place as one of the greatest passions in my life is working for peace and justice and the oneness of us all.

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  • Sweet December

    By: Nicole Betteridge Jan 30, 2015

    With a new year brings new energy to life in the village of Huay Ma Lai and Saha Christian Suka School in rural southwest Thailand.   For Christian Karen people, December was an exciting time of the year preparing for the birth of Christ.  Similar to Advent, Sweet December is celebrated throughout December as a time of harvest, family, and the joy and hope found in Christmas.  On November 30 people stay awake all night singing songs, worshipping, playing games,...Read more...


  • Enriched by Refugees

    By: Nicole Betteridge Jan 30, 2015

    Nicole Betteridge serves as a Global Mission Intern in Thailand. Her work is supported by Week of Compassion.

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