Mission Stories

  • Pray for Colombia on Sunday, October 5, 2014

    By: Michael Joseph Sep 30, 2014

    Lectionary Selection: Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20

    Prayers for Colombia:
    Loving God, today we pray for Colombia, we pray for our neighbors, our brothers and sisters to the south. You freed the Israelites from the land of Egypt and from the bonds of slavery. Today Colombians are working hard to free their country from the bonds of war, drug-trafficking and violence.

    • We lift up the peace talks between the warring factions who...Read more...

  • Working with People of Faith

    By: Judy Chan Sep 25, 2014

    In a children's I.Q. quiz book in Hong Kong, I once read a joke: "What's the difference between Christians and Catholics?" When you turn the page, here's the answer: "I don't know. You have to ask God." I laughed loudly. To get the joke, you need to know that Chinese name for Protestants is translated as "Christian" while those in communion with Rome are called Catholics. This creates an unfortunate situation in which Protestants and Catholics in Hong Kong are...Read more...

  • Pray for Hungary on Sunday, September 21, 2014

    By: Zoltan Szucs Sep 15, 2014

    Pray for Hungary on Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Lectionary Selection: Romans 8:18–27

    Prayers for
    Almighty, gracious and loving God, we praise and glorify your Holy name for adopting us to be your children. We, your children of clay feet and muddy faces, humbly and gratefully thank you, that according to your will, the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and even makes intercessions for us. With trembling and grateful hearts we give...Read more...

  • Providing Education in Haiti

    By: Diane Fonderlin Sep 15, 2014

    Two days he stood outside of our gate, refusing to come in.  His class called for him, his teacher begged for him to cross the threshold; even I tried going out to talk to him.  But stubbornly he refused.  Finally his teacher sent him a letter telling him she missed him and wanted him to come back.  The next morning he entered the office slightly embarrassed as he hung his head and told me nobody in his house was willing...Read more...

  • Visiting Gogoi

    By: Erik Free Sep 10, 2014

    Greetings and blessings from Beira.  August was an exciting month for us here in Mozambique. We visited the farm project in Gogoi where we got a sneak peak at the home being built for us there as well as a glimpse of the fields and rivers near the small settlement. Now that we have seen it and had a chance to speak with the people living there, we are even more able now to share...Read more...

  • Pray for the Philippines on Sunday, September 14, 2014

    By: Eleazar Fernandez Sep 08, 2014

    Lectionary Selection: Psalm 139:7–12

    Prayers for the Philippines:

    O God, we bring to you our pains and the lamentations of our hearts. Life has been like hell for many in the Philippines and in other countries as well. There is so much pain and brokenness in our world and the needs are demanding and overwhelming. Your people, O God, have suffered tragedy after tragedy, such as typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and more. While...Read more...

  • Update on Changing Political Situation in Lesotho

    By: Mark Behle Sep 05, 2014

    The current situation in Lesotho has been a while in the making. Lesotho was ruled by the same Prime Minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, from 1998 until 2012, but the ruling party was gradually weakened by internal splits. In the 2012 elections, no party achieved a majority of the seats in parliament and this resulted in the first ever coalition government.


  • November 2014: My Host Named Lebanon

    By: Andrew Long-Higgins Sep 03, 2014

    November 2014 Bulletin Insert Format
    Noviembre 2014 en español

    “Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.” 1 John 3:2


  • October 2014: Children on the Run

    By: Maryjane Westra Sep 03, 2014

    “Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” Psalms 80:7


  • Pray for Israel/Palestine on Sunday, September 7, 2014

    By: Sara Makari Sep 01, 2014

    Lectionary Selection: Acts 17:22–28

    Prayers for Israel/Palestine:
    Almighty and living God, in whom we live and move and have our being, who has loved us and, in your Son Jesus, has adopted us and called us to be the extension of his reconciling work: we thank you for your church who, by the power of your Spirit, continues in the land called holy to witness to your love for all people. We confess...Read more...

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