By: Karen Campbell-Nelson Dec 15, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Luke 1:46b–55
Prayers for Indonesia:
God of justice, God of mercy, we praise you for the miracle of hope born first in Mary’s heart, and echoed in the hearts of millions of young women in Indonesia and other parts of the world, who are often treated as just another commodity to be bought and sold. They trust in you to bring down the powerful from their thrones and to lift them up to a better...Read more...
By: Michael Joseph Dec 11, 2014
He just took on the Colombian Armed Forces and won. He used only nonviolence grounded in faith. He didn't seek to take on the Colombian Army - they picked a fight with him. He just sought to keep the faith. He had right on his side and he knew it.Read more...
By: Kimberly Free Dec 10, 2014
Greetings and blessings to you from Mozambique! We have had a very eventful month full of celebrations, both personal and church-wide. November 1st we helped celebrate the 2nd birthday of a friends’ little girl, complete with ice cream and bouncy-house. The United Church of Christ in Mozambique held their annual Synod, including a visit from Rev. Dr. Leon Spencer who shared about his recent book on church history in Mozambique. Christian Council peace meetings continue and we attended a weekend-long wedding. It...Read more...
By: Bethany Waggoner Dec 08, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Mark 1:1-8
Prayers for Ecuador:
God of radiant light and restorative darkness; we join hands across cities, countries and continents in order to pray together as partners in manifesting your vision for this world.
We pray that as the sun rises each morning, the light of opportunity and of equity shines out across the mountains, the creek beds, the tundra, the fertile valleys, the cities, the beaches, the jungles and the...Read more...
By: Joel Cooper Dec 05, 2014
Huriya is a student at Ainsworth Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya’s volatile Eastleigh neighborhood. She and her family fled their nearby country of Somalia when Al Shabaab extremists gained power and began forcing them to follow their radical sect of Islam. Along with 90% of the girls at Ainsworth, she wears her school uniform accessorized with a flowing white Muslim headscarf.Read more...
By: Kristine Tisinger Dec 02, 2014
Autumn in Ghana has proven to be a busy time. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), Ghana held its sixth General Assembly in August, and held a joint Synod with the Togolese EPC a week later. The Synod coincided with a visit from three Global Ministries representatives- Rev. Sandra Gourdet, Rev. Dr. Jim Moos, and Tracy Carnes. New volunteers from Germany’s Bremen Mission arrived to help with the Nenyo Haborbor Street Children’s Project and we said goodbye to the 2013-2014 volunteers....Read more...
By: Erik Free Nov 30, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Isaiah 40:1-11
Prayers for Mozambique:
God of light and life, we lift up the people of Mozambique to you in prayer, that you might speak tenderly to them, offering your divine comfort. Remind them that they are your beloved. Remind them of the power of your love and guide them in your Way. Speak words of peace into their hearts, for their times of chaos are not so far...Read more...
By: Martha Mensendiek Nov 24, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Isaiah 64:1–9
Prayers for Japan:
We give thanks for the Christian partnerships across the oceans, that make possible the work of Your mission in the world.
Help us to be ever mindful of Your hand that shapes us, that leads us to share the Good News in our own communities and those afar.
We give thanks today for the Christian witness in Japan, reaching out to share your love to...Read more...