Missions Mosaic

Speaking the Language Opens the Door to Build Friendships with Displaced South Asians

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Missionaries Burt and Susan Galvin* reach out to South Asian people who have left their home country for various reasons. “Many have been pushed out of their homeland because of their religious beliefs and are unable to return,” Susan Galvin said. “Some have come to find work because their families are unable to feed them. Almost all have left everything behind and are vulnerable.

Connecting Churches with Refugees Eases Their Transition to Las Vegas

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About 45% of the 2 million people living in Las Vegas, Nevada, either were born outside the United States or speak a language other than English in the home. The tourist economy in Las Vegas attracts refugees from other countries who eventually find employment and develop independence.

Holding Out Hope in Cercado Lima

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Quentin and Gina Roberts are not afraid to dream big. Despite the fact that they minister in a part of Lima, Peru, that is home to the addicted, the abandoned, and the sexually exploited, they have great hopes for this once proud city.

Missionary Focus Update: Mid-Valley CWJC/CMJC

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Mid-Valley Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corps in Fresno, California, needs your prayers. The number of board members has dwindled because of relocation, and those who remain work full time and are unable to attend board meetings and community venues where they can promote the ministry.

Striving to be a Voice in the Lehigh Valley

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Joseph Velarde lives in one of the least churched areas of the United States. As a church planter in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he cannot just put out a sign saying, “Church Services 11:00 a.m.,” and expect anyone to show up. The Lehigh Valley metro area (Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton) is not that kind of place.

Working the Night Shift in Brazil

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Ramona Reese is a day person who needs 8 hours of sleep. Trouble is she lives in Rio de Janeiro, where “Brazilians work morning, noon, and night.”

Missionary Focus Update: Anthony and Judi Stover

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Anthony and Judi Stover* and their 3 daughters have been in their new location in Southeast Asia for several months now working with South Asians. Anthony Stover teaches English with a local organization, and Judi Stover homeschools the children and is busy making friends in their new environment.

Easter Traditions = Open Doors in Central Asia

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Kathryn Philips*, a worker in Central Asia, has many restrictions placed on her sharing of the gospel. Despite the limitations, Easter has always been a great opportunity for spiritual conversations and open doors.

Spring Brings Opportunities to Enjoy the “Son” in Canada

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Easter is one of the first long holiday weekends of the year. It is also one of the first weekends of sunshine and blue skies. The nice weather signals residents of Burnaby, British Columbia—many of whom are international students—to head outdoors for gardening, recreation, and exercise. Families have more time to stop and visit with old acquaintances and strike up conversations with newcomers.

It’s Raining Eggs in Michigan!

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A rainstorm consisting of 3,000 candy-filled plastic eggs was surely not on the weather map for that Saturday in April. But Pastor Scott Blanchard was aware of the forecast and had planned every detail. However, he underestimated how many people would show up for the Easter egg drop. There were 10,000 families who witnessed the event and caught the falling eggs.


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WMU Blog
7.20.14

When we met in Houston last year for the WMU® Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, we launched the Join One Million Men campaign designed to address the issue of pornography. The goal was to raise awareness and encourage conversation in the church as well as develop a ministry plan to help men live free of pornography.

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