Mission Stories

  • It has only Just Begun

    By: Fiona Kendall Dec 18, 2019

    Dear friends

    It is astonishing to find that we are almost at the close of the year.  It is now cold and crisp in Rome, where beautiful Christmas lights invest the plainest streets with excitement and hope. 


  • Know Who You Are

    By: Larry Colvin Dec 18, 2019

    The sign just inside the gate to the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Seminary at Peki, Ghana reads, “Know who you are, where you are, and why you are here.”


  • Anticipation and the Dilemma of Advent

    By: Karen Campbell-Nelson Dec 18, 2019

    This fall, John and I took our annual vacation and combined it with some of next year’s vacation (thank you, Global Ministries) for an extended visit to the US.


  • Applied Hermeneutics:

    By: Carlos Sediles-Real Dec 17, 2019

    A Biblical Rereading Experience in Two Contexts


  • In the Land of Cedars

    By: Nishan Bakalian Dec 16, 2019

    Since October 17, Lebanon, the “Land of the Cedars,” seems to be in the midst of a popular uprising that some call a revolution. Yet there is so much more in the current crisis than what meets the eye. There has been a spontaneous (it seems) outburst of rage against the acceptance of corruption as an inevitable fact of life; against the dependence on stop-gap measures to keep utilities (sort of) rolling along, as has been the case in the...Read more...

  • Pray with Colombia Sunday, December 22, 2019

    By: Michael Joseph Dec 16, 2019

    Lectionary Selection: Matthew 1:18-25

    Prayers for Colombia:  

    Loving God,

    Today we pray for the country of Colombia and our partners in mission there. Their resolute commitment to work for peace and the victims of violence has put them in harm's way. We remember today that you came to us in the fragility of a newborn baby, and we pray for all life around the world. May the prince of peace accompany our partners in Colombia and all countries that face...Read more...

  • The Power of Accompaniment

    By: Tom Liddle Dec 13, 2019

    Since you last heard from us we’ve entered what we call the “three-shower-a day season.”  This morning I woke up at 5:00 AM as I always do, and it was 86 degrees!  The humidity comes later in the day. 


  • Reflection and Report of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Korea

    By: Global Ministries (Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ) Dec 12, 2019

    Written by John Ahn and Jess Kim


  • Pray with Israel/Palestine Sunday, December 15, 2019

    By: Global Ministries Dec 09, 2019

    Lectionary Selection:  Matthew 11:2-11

    Prayers for Israel/Palestine:  

    God of Every Tribe, Language, People, and Nation, we remember John the Baptist in prison and all those who in their imprisonment—whatever its kind—wonder if the Messiah has come and, if so, what difference it makes. Continue to shape us in ways that our actions become the difference that others see. 

    We pray especially for our sisters and brothers in Palestine—Christian and Muslim--who in their oppression cry out for peace with their Jewish...Read more...

  • Christmas in Mexico: Making Mayan Hot Chocolate

    By: Elena Huegel Dec 03, 2019

    Global Ministries Mission Co-worker in Mexico, Elena Huegel, shares the process of making Mayan Hot Chocolate - a traditional Christmas beverage in Mexico. 


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