Mission Stories

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Pray for Thailand on Sunday, February 1, 2015

    By: Adam Royston Jan 26, 2015

    thailand.jpgLectionary Selection: 1 Corinthians 8:1–13

    Prayers for Thailand:

    Gracious and compassionate God we look to you to make us realize that our actions have far more reaching consequences then we think;



  • March 2015: Making Peace Real

    By: Kim Free Jan 22, 2015

    March 2015 Mission Bulletin Format

    Marzo 2015: Una paz real

    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15


  • Pray for Turkey on Sunday, January 25, 2015

    By: Alison Stendahl Jan 19, 2015

    Lectionary Selection: Psalm 62: 5-12

    Turkey_2006_Cally_Rogers_Witte_01.jpgPrayers for Turkey:
    We pray for the people of Turkey who struggle for freedom of expression and who work tirelessly to improve the society they live in for all people. We pray for those who work to build a better understanding between groups who have had little trust of one another. We pray for the refugees who have uprooted their entire life and brought their families to a foreign...Read more...

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