Mission Stories

  • Singing to the Lord

    By: Mark Behle Mar 25, 2014

    They say that singing lifts the heart; that it helps to chase the worries away. That alone is reason enough to want to sing praise to God! But there have been plenty of other reasons for rejoicing lately. At the end of December I visited my favorite place in Lesotho: Maletsunyane Falls. With the river’s plunge of over 600 feet down into the canyon (above) and the surrounding awe-inspiring scenery, it doesn’t take much effort to think of an appropriate...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).

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  • 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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  • Another Model for Mission

    By: Faye Buttrick Mar 24, 2014

    This noon, John and I will have lunch at a local hot bar where today’s menu features foods from the Middle East.  Although our mission assignment is to the Kairos Palestine office in Bethlehem, West Bank, we will be eating at the local Coop grocery store in Concord, New Hampshire. In Bethlehem the sun warms the city.  Here it is snowing.

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  • I’ve Found My Place

    By: Amy Lester Mar 24, 2014

    At this time last year, I was just settling into a new world – assuming four months in Budapest constitutes “just settling.” But now, how have things changed? How does my life look now that I’ve been settling in for 15 months?

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  • Pray for India on Sunday, March 30, 2014

    By: Anil Henry Mar 24, 2014

    Lectionary Selection: John 9:1-41

    Prayers for India:
    Gracious and loving God, we gather once again to thank and praise you for your abundant love for humanity. We thank and praise you, O God , for being the light of the world, so that we see the path and mend our errant ways. We give thanks O God, that affliction and disease are not deserved but rather opportunities to reveal through us your mercy, compassion and...Read more...


  • Gosese Teachers Go the Distance

    By: Joel Cooper Mar 19, 2014

    Head Teacher (Principal) Sasi Kabaka first arrived to take the reigns at Gosese Primary School in Western Kenya back in 2007. At that time, Gosese was a “school” in name only.

     

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  • Never Too Old

    By: Gary Luallin Mar 19, 2014

    Meet Cephas, he is one of my best students. He is always right with me and I can see lights come on when he understands the concepts being taught. He is constantly one of high scorers on the tests I present on the material we cover in the Old and New Testament. Cephas is seventy years old! His full name is Cephas Kwame Onny.  His Christian name is after the real name of Peter the...Read more...


  • Pray for Honduras on Sunday, March 23, 2014

    By: Maryjane Westra Mar 16, 2014

    Lectionary Selection: John 4:5-42

    Prayers for Honduras:
    Dear God, Creator of humankind, we come to you with humility and appreciation of your creation. We know we have not always been good curators of this earth, but we ask your guidance in knowing the way forward. Help us love and protect our gifts, so our children will know the wonderment. Lead us to the well and quench our thirst with the living water....Read more...


  • Christian Hospital Mungeli changes lives

    By: Teresa Henry Mar 10, 2014

    At morning rounds, we find the maternity ward almost full with 19 awaiting delivery and 2 mothers in recovery. The nursery has 6 infants receiving special care due to premature deliveries and 1 infant who was transferred from another hospital because we are skilled to care for infants with Downs Syndrome. We are grateful that more and more women choose to deliver in our hospital, but we still receive a number who have had complications with home delivery, the village...Read more...



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