By: Mark Behle Oct 29, 2013
At the end of October the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) celebrated the 2nd annual Leeto la Thapelo (Journey of Prayer) event. This church-wide celebration was started to help bring the church closer together and strengthen the unity of the church. This year the event highlighted specially-designed blankets, in a variety of colors, featuring the new logo of the church.Read more...
By: Scott Nicholson Oct 25, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 19: 1-10
Prayers for Mexico:
Beloved God of compassion and justice, we give thanks for your presence within the beauty of creation and for the gift of life to experience that wonder. We ask for the strength to bring down walls that divide creation and limit the opportunities for so many of your children while producing riches for just a few. May those who profit from this...Read more...
By: Amelia Casillas Oct 21, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 18: 9-14
Prayers for Argentina and Paraguay:
God of celebration and good news, guide the work of our church partners in Paraguay and Argentina. Knit together these diverse communities of faith to meet the challenges that seem overwhelming. Weave together their faith with a curious heart to remain open to learning from one another. Let the Holy Spirit of unity and interconnectedness of “projimos” or neighbors,...Read more...
By: Gary Luallin Oct 14, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 18: 1-8
Prayers for Ghana:
God, we have heard the parable where Jesus encourages us to pray always and never lose heart. Thank you for the strength to obey this teaching. Today, God, we pray for Ghana and the work of our mission partners, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana. We recognize your mighty work in Ghana and we bless your name for answering our...Read more...
By: Jeanette Salley Oct 03, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7
Prayers for Haiti:
O God. How excellent is your name in all the earth! You are love—continuous love beyond our understanding. You are grace—giving humanity that that we don’t deserve. You are mercy—not giving us what we do deserve. You are creator of all—we live and breathe the life that you give us every day. However, we come before you O God because in...Read more...
By: Carlos Madrazo Sep 28, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Psalm 137
Prayers for East Timor:
Almighty God, the omnipotent and omnipresent, we ask for guidance and grace for our mission partners in Timor Leste - ITPL and its two related foundations - Foundasaun Didache (for the Lisa Dila Vocational High School) and Foundation Social Naroman (engaged in relief and development). We pray for blessings on IPTL’s leadership under Pandetta Moises Antonio Da Silva and the other elected...Read more...
By: Mark Behle Sep 24, 2013
The call and path to ministry is probably as varied as there are footpaths and pony trails in the mountains of Lesotho. Probably like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. And like magnified snowflakes, each one can seem to be incredibly intricate and amazing. Recently I heard the story of Rev. Nelson Khethang Posholi’s call and path to ministry and I thought you would appreciate hearing how God has brought him to where he is today.Read more...
By: Loletta Barrett Sep 20, 2013
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 1-15
Prayers for Namibia:
God of all places and times, we seek your guidance and direction for the future of your people. We walk two steps forward, yet it seems we always fall at least one step back; and the steps, they are so daunting! Help us see the good you have for us in the future and may it encourage and strengthen us to...Read more...