By Karen Hallberg, Director of Mission Mobilization and Connection for Covenant World Mission.
I’m sure you are in the midst of long to-do lists as ministry opportunities abound as we begin this new year. Perhaps you are also planning to attend the Covenant Midwinter Conference.
If you are planning to attend, Covenant World Mission (CWM), is looking forward to some key connection points during this upcoming event, which will take place January 30- February 3, 2012. Here are a few highlights for your consideration. Continue Reading »
By Carl and Karen Groot, Covenant missionaries to Thailand
As the Abundant Life Center (ALC), the Groots and all of Bangkok prepared for the flood disaster that had hit the nation, we were at odds as to what reports to listen to and how to prepare. Continue Reading »
By Erin Dougherty, Associate Pastor at Clairemont Covenant Church in San Diego, CA
“Open the eyes of my heart Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see you, I want to see you” Continue Reading »
By Karen Hallberg, Director of Mission Mobilization and Connection
Mbote mingi – (from what I remember, that means “big hello” in Lingala).
On October 6, I had the privilege of leading a Vision Trip to Congo with Covenant missionary, Keith Gustafson. Mission in Congo has been part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) for over 70 years, but with the Civil War in 1997, staff were unable to live in country. That has since changed. Seven missionaries live in Bokonzo and Karawa, Keith still commutes from Seattle, and there are three more short-term missionaries preparing to go. Continue Reading »
By Sharon Davis, Covenant missionary to Cameroon
Sharon Davis (left) with a friend in Cameroon
On September 12, I moved from Yaoundé (in the Central region of Cameroon) to Bamenda (in the Northwest region of Cameroon). I moved from a Francophone region, French speaking, to an Anglophone region, English speaking.
My first Sunday in Bamenda, I worshipped at Nkwen Baptist Church. Nkwen church is a large church with two Sunday services, two mass choirs, the English mass choir and the Vernacular choir, a praise team and several other choirs that sing in various native dialects. Continue Reading »
By Covenant missionaries Pete and Cindy Ekstrand
Eric is seven years old and is in first grade. He was constantly moved from one place to another as his family looked for a safe place to live. They have found peace in Kenya and have been welcomed with love by the Kitengela Covenant Church. Eric lives with his parents and five brothers and sisters, plus another five children who lost their parents in the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo so there are 13 people in his family. Eric is one of many Congolese refugee children who have arrived in Kenya over the last several years. Continue Reading »
This article was originally posted on Pete and Cindy Ekstrand’s blog.
Corn growing in South Sudan
Thanks to the partnership between the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) and Community Covenant Church in Scotts Valley, CA, fields of corn are growing well in South Sudan.
Community Covenant initiated an agricultural project with the ECCSS several years ago and this is the beautiful result. Yes, there have been some delays along the way, including the need to fence the property, but through patience and persistence the corn is growing. Continue Reading »
This article was originally posted on Marta Klein’s blog. She is a Covenant missionary serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
First sprouts of Moringa – only 9 days after planting.
This past week have been some good developments in an experiment that the other missionaries and I have been doing. There are so many people here, particularly children, that suffer from malnutrition. There is a plant, Moringa, that grows locally, that is very beneficial for people that have malnutrition. Continue Reading »
This article was originally posted on Nils and Erika Clauson’s blog. They are Covenant missionaries serving in Mexico.
We praise God for the 75 kids (ages 4-12) who participated in the Family Foundation’s (FUNDEFAM’s) 4th annual VBS! This year’s theme was “Aventura en la Gran Ciudad” (Adventure in the Big City) and the main verse for the week was from Romans 10:17, “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ”.
The whole Foundation building was decorated with skyscrapers, taxicabs, street signs, city scenes and the highlight for the kids was the airplane in the missions section that allowed them to “travel” to different places around the world like India, France and Africa to learn how God is at work everywhere. Continue Reading »
By Ray Barrett, who participated in a mission trip to Taiwan with Covenant Merge Ministries this summer.
Ray Barrett teaches English in Taiwan
It’s Friday night and the two week camp has ended. Left is the farewell on Sunday with Da Di Church and return to the dorm we started our stay in upon arrival. What impacted me most this week was the song I taught to the kids, “Who’s the King of the Jungle?” They had so much fun learning that song. Kids anywhere love to learn new songs and sing with hand motions. Fun tunes that keep them singing it all the time. Continue Reading »