Mission Stories

  • Settling In

    By: Bethany Waggoner Mar 31, 2014

    It’s true what they say — time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like just a few days since my Mom and I made an early trek to the Portland International Airport and I boarded a plane to Atlanta to embark on a new adventure. In reality, it’s been over a month and as I write this letter, it’s hard to choose what experiences to share with you — there have been so many...Read more...

  • Looking Ahead

    By: Sara Makari Mar 31, 2014

    We send warm greetings to each one, and lift up our prayers for you that you are finding grace and blessing in the sight of God, and help in time of need. From our corner of the globe, we watch and listen to the news and pray for God’s mercy on a world God made and loved. For, in so many places, there is strife and human misery, rebellion and unrest, acts of hatred and...Read more...

  • Pray for Venezuela on Sunday, April 6, 2014

    By: Carmelo Alvarez Mar 31, 2014

    Lectionary Selection: John 11:1–45

    Prayers for Venezuela:
    O God, we pray for peace in Venezuela, by the liberating power of the Gospel. We believe in the power to struggle, affirm, and achieve a goal, the defense of life in the midst of so many contradictions in our human existence. In order to experience and see the glory of God requires that we seize the moment, this decisive unique opportunity of God’s...Read more...

  • A New Beginning

    By: James Wilson Mar 27, 2014

    "Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see." Hebrews 11:1 (CEV)


  • Hope, Joy, and Blessing in Haiti

    By: Bethany Guy Mar 27, 2014

    Haiti is not an easy place to live. Electricity is intermittent and unreliable. Running water cannot always be found. Drinking water must be purchased from stores and kiosks instead of flowing freely from the tap. Good medical care is often difficult to find. Driving is usually stressful as there are very few rules to the road and a large amount of potholes to dodge. The list goes on. It’s easy to see how these things...Read more...

  • Signs of Hope within the Scars

    By: Martha Mensendiek Mar 27, 2014

    This March 11th will mark 3 years since the triple disaster in northern Japan. Last November I took a trip to the coastal area where the tsunami damage was so great. A friend and I rented a car and drove up the coast, and saw the scars left by the tsunami. Many villages/towns –where houses once stood and fishing businesses once thrived, are now gone. It brought tears to my eyes to see this beautiful...Read more...

  • My Life in Ghana

    By: Gary Luallin Mar 27, 2014

    Greetings from the E.P. Seminary in Peki, Volta Region, Ghana, West Africa! We are in the harmattan season once again. It is the weather pattern during the dry season here where dust blows down from the Sahara Desert and gives everything a fine coat of that nice brown powder. People carry handkerchiefs to dust off surfaces before they sit down. I have given up on keeping my windows clean. They are the louver type and...Read more...

  • A Review of the Past 10 Years and Looking Ahead

    By: Anil Henry Mar 26, 2014

    In August we just crossed 10 years since our family moved to Mungeli. My life has surely changed in these 10 years where I started from our home in Nashville taking for granted a life with the internet on the tip of our fingers to Mungeli where the closest dial up connection was Bilaspur (50 kms) away. We went from Mungeli with its 4 patients in a dark and gloomy ward, to our well ventilated...Read more...

  • My Story

    By: Xuyen Dangers Mar 25, 2014

    In 1963 I finished high school and did not know what to do with myself, so I took a year off. That year I read a magazine with a French Catholic sister’s picture on the cover of the magazine. She held a new born baby she picked up from a garbage bin in front of her Convent, with the address 38 Tu Xuong, Saigon ( Vietnam).


  • Accompaniment

    By: Amelia Casillas Mar 25, 2014

    We give thanks to the Lord for the opportunity he has given us to accompany the Round Table for Mission Development, formed by the Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Argentina and the Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Paraguay. The objective of this collaborative and fraternal work space is to consolidate efforts for the development of God’s mission in the contexts of both countries.


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