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...
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...Read more...
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...
By: Marilyn Cooper Jul 22, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Luke 11:1-13
Prayers for Ecuador
Thanks dear Savior for sun and rain, for earth and seeds. Thanks for friends who hold us dear and family who nurtures many of us. May we have the sense to pray for our enemies so we may forgive them as our God forgives us. May we also live our lives fully even though hard times, deaths, financial woes, and...Read more...
By: Nancy Lott Henry Jul 14, 2013
Lectionary Selection: Amos 8:1-12Read more...
By: Gary Luallin Jul 08, 2013
In my first week in Ghana the school’s driver told me that he would park and wait for me under the mango tree. I replied that I didn’t know what a mango tree looked like. Well after living through a mango season I will never forget what a mango tree looks like. They are large leafy trees that are great for shade. They grow fruit at the end of an eight-inch stem and it appears that someone has decorated the...Read more...