Lectionary Selection: Mark 1:14-20
Prayers for Kenya:
As we gather to worship you, fill us with anticipation and prepare us by your Spirit. Be the first thought in our hearts and help us to be conscious of your direction. Strengthen us for service, nourish us with the bread of life, transform us for mission.
We know that we have preferred to stay with the questions rather than to look for solutions in the global provision of food and resources. Forgive us that we have kept what we have to ourselves rather than offering it up to you for your blessing so that you might feed and sustain others. Forgive us that we have forgotten to gather up the pieces and have failed to be concerned about the waste that our society produces. Be for us here the Bread of Heaven, and feed and renew us so that we might share in your purpose in giving life to the world.
In Kenya, as well as in other parts of the continent of Africa, people are dying from hunger though you have blessed our nations with good weather and fertile soil. Be the real bread of life to many who are struggling in their daily life.
I believe that you have heard our prayer in Jesus name.
Dear friends, partners and co-workers of Common Global Ministries,
It brings me no greater honor than to bring you up-to-date regarding my work at Kgolagano College, Gaborone, Botswana.Read more
For the ﬁrst time in its Fifty Nine (59) years of its existence, PROCMURA commemorated the International Day of Peace in 2018 by conducting a number of activities under the theme ‘Christians and Muslims Together for Peace in Nairobi, Kenya.'Read more
¿Y qué con el Sábado?
“Y les dijo: ¿Es lícito en los días de reposo hacer bien, o hacer mal; salvar la vida, o quitarla? Pero ellos callaban.” Marcos 3: 4
Nuestra fe nos enseña sobre el amor y el servicio alegre. Así como Jesús respondió con amor y bondad a través de la sanidad, así responderemos con bondad y fe a las necesidades a medida que se presenten. El compromiso de Cristo con nosotros es eterno y sin reglas, límites ni líneas de tiempo. Si bien el descanso y la reflexión sobre el sábado son importantes para nuestro viaje espiritual, también lo es vivir nuestra fe mientras servimos a los demás en nuestra vida diaria.Read more
When I wrote last time, I had just arrived in Zambia as a Global Ministries volunteer with my husband at the United Church of Zambia University. I came to staff their functional but previously shuttered computer lab.Read more
Something is always happening here at the United Church of Zambia University. I have been sent to this Global Ministries mission partner to teach in the theology department. I have been entrusted with a full teaching load this semester, so I am in contact with students all the time.Read more
Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) Celebrate 5th Graduating Class from Maman Sandra Gourdet Women’s Vocational Center
The Maman Sandra Gourdet Women’s Vocational Center (the Women’s Center) opened in 2015 with the goal of providing a place where women can receive training in productive skills. Global Ministries supported the construction of the Women’s center to advance its core values. The Women’s Center recently celebrated its fifth graduation, and has now graduated more than 100 women from throughout the Equator Province.Read more
Dale Braxton – Alabama-Northwest Florida Region
Nadine Burton – Great River Region
LaTaunya Bynum – Northern California-Nevada Region
Penny Ross Corona – Mid-America Region
Jennifer Garbin – Canada Region
Bill Rose-Heim – Greater Kansas City Region
Marco Cable - Global Ministries Area Executive for Africa
Lorna Hernandez - Global Ministries People to People Program Coordinator
Lectionary Selection: Mark 10:17-31
Prayers for the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Thank you for your enduring presence in DR Congo, where people know they pray to a living God who cares for his people. Thank you for dedicated men and women from around the world who came to the Equator Province to fight the deadly ebola virus. The examples solidarity and generosity not only demonstrate compassion and empathy, but also an interdependence that is humanity’s strength, not its vulnerability. We praise you for this glimpse of your kingdom, and will trust you till the day when it is fully realized.
Bless the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) and all who work for peace and social change in DR Congo. Grant them wisdom and power; strengthen their resolve to be salt of the earth and light of the world. We stand on the word that says “righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne”, so we put the outcome of this year’s presidential election in your hands with renewed hopes for peace and reconciliation.
O Lord, bring about a peace that is not just the absence of conflict, but a peace accompanied by justice for the poor, for the people of DR Congo are some the poorest in the world. May this fact, convict the world toward selfless acts of solidarity and generosity as well.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.Read more
On the 26th of September I traveled to the city of Kabala, located in northern Sierra Leone. Once there I participated in an unforgettable General Assembly of the Council of Churches of Sierra Leone (CCSL). This event reunited CCSL staff working in different offices throughout the country, as well as partners, ministers, and families. I admired many aspects of the General Assembly, and particularly the genuine interest of participants in working together, staying connected, and responding to crises and injustices. This gathering made it possible for me to share conversations and laughs with a variety of dedicated people who continuously use their gifts and skills to enhance the mission of CCSL. The General Assembly in Kabala didn’t feel like the typical conference that I’ve become familiar with in the U.S. Instead, it was more like a family reunion. There was a strong sense of support and oneness that bonded the large body of people together, especially between the high numbers of CCSL staff in attendance.Read more