Mission Stories

  • Pray for Philippines on Sunday, September 1, 2013

    By: Matthew Fehse Aug 26, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 14:1, 7-14

    Prayers for Philippines
    ΓÇ¿ΓÇ¿We often keep our associations with those of like-mind who are agreeable. Forgive us for holding ourselves apart from those with which we differ – this prolongs friction and discourages understanding. Guide us to relationships of harmony.  

    Heavenly One, please soften the hearts of those of us who hold power. Open our eyes to the struggle of those who are overlooked and neglected....Read more...

  • Pray for Israel/Palestine on Sunday, August 25, 2013

    By: Victor Makari Aug 20, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 13: 10-17

    Prayers for Israel/Palestine:
    The Palestine/Israel peace talks resume, and all around the region there is both upheaval and yearning for order, reason, and eventual reconciliation. We pray for calm and good will to prevail, and for God’s spirit of counsel to guide leaders and those in authority onto the path toward peace.

     We pray for support as we seek to live out our overriding commitment to...Read more...

  • Pray for Turkey on Sunday, August 18, 2013

    By: Alison Stendahl Aug 12, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Psalm 80: 1-2, 8-19

    Prayers for Turkey:
    Creator God, the people ask you to look upon them, to restore them, and to give them life. We pray for those who have been driven from their homes in Syria and are living as refugees in Turkey and other surrounding countries. We pray for the Istanbul Interparish Migrant Program, a small operation living on a subsistence budget provided by local...Read more...

  • Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

    By: Scott Couper Aug 07, 2013

    Scripture: Proverbs 3:13

    Happy is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding, for the gain from it is better than silver and its profit better than gold.


  • Missionary Reflection on Recent Book Launch

    By: Scott Couper Aug 06, 2013

    Scripture: Exodus 20:17

    “Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s”.



  • Pray for Japan on Sunday, August 11, 2013

    By: Martha Mensendiek Aug 05, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Hebrew 11:1-3, 8-16

    Prayers for Japan:
    We remember the many saints all over the world who heard your call and acted in faith to spread your love throughout the world. We thank you for their witness, for their vision and for your guidance in their work.

    Today we especially lift up the pioneer social workers in Japan who laid the groundwork for the system of care for those...Read more...

  • Pray for Dominican Republic on Sunday, August 4, 2013

    By: Ashley Holst Jul 29, 2013

    Lectionary Selection: Luke 12:13-21

    Prayers for Dominican Republic:
    All loving God, we pray for the Dominican Republic and those of us who call it our home. We pray for Caminante Proyecto Educativo (Caminante Educational Project), for staff working day and night and for our children and families of Boca Chica, Santo Domingo. Our children end their day dirty and tired, long after dark – give them rest.

    God watch over our children working on...

  • Blessed Reunions

    By: Scott Couper Jul 25, 2013

    For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” II Corinthians 1:5


  • Thankful for serving in Botswana

    By: James Wilson Jul 23, 2013

    "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." –Galatians 3:28


  • Using our Gifts to Serve

    By: Lindsey Mercer Jul 22, 2013

    Last month, I started an English class at INESIN. Originally the class was only for the INESIN staff, but at the last minute, it was decided to open it up to anyone who wanted to come. Currently, I have around 12 or so Spanish speaking students. Some of them are very beginner and some of them have had some exposure to English in the past. Having a mixed class can be both very helpful and...Read more...

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