Covenant missionary to the Czech Republic, Fred Prudek, was just in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), teaching at the seminary there. Sounds like he had a wonderful trip! Continue Reading »
Posts Tagged ‘Missionary’
Filed under: Article, Reflection
Tags: Africa, Congo, Europe, Missionary
Filed under: Article, Reflection
Tags: Africa, Cameroon, Culture, Missionary
By Sharon Davis, Covenant missionary to 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 »
Filed under: Blog
Tags: Latin America, Mexico, Missionary
This article was originally posted on Tom and Janice Kelly’s blog. They are Covenant missionaries to Mexico.
During the month of June, it was my privilege to lead a weekly Bible study for thirty-five women at the Cuautitlán Izcalli Covenant Church. Theme: Transformed by the Word
Weekly topics: praying Scripture, Scripture in everyday life, Psalms, and the questions of Jesus. Each study included time for both group and personal reflection.
A highlight for the women was their group’s dramatic representation of one of the five Psalms we had studied. They used whatever props were at hand in the meeting room. The group in the photo below acted out Psalm 91 (“Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty can say to him, ‘You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust.’. . .”). Continue Reading »
This information is from Covenant Newswire, originally posted on June 16, 2011
JUBA, SUDAN – James Tang, an Evangelical Covenant Church missionary, has been asked to lead a conference of representatives from main faith and ethnic groups in South Sudan who are gathering to address rapidly escalating violence in their country.
The Nairobi Sudanese Unity of Churches (NSUC) has organized the gathering, which will take place several days before the birth of the Republic of South Sudan on July 9. Covenant World Relief is providing some funding. Continue Reading »
By Jim Peterson, Covenant missionary to Japan
Today was another day of stark contrasts. We got up early and were treated to a great breakfast by our friends at the Morioka Minami Church. They are so friendly and seem genuinely happy to have guests. Pastor Otsuka showed us a brief presentation on the work of the 3.11 Iwate Church Network in some of the hardest hit areas. We then said our goodbyes and headed east for Miyako City. That two hour drive is one of the most scenic I have ever done in Japan. The mountains, the river, the farms, and the many colors of blossoming trees were absolutely beautiful!
We got to the base camp in Miyako around 9:45AM and Pastor Shimizu, Curt and Gary were eager to finally see this facility about which they’ve heard so much. There were volunteers from the Japan Covenant as well as several others from different groups, all working together. Continue Reading
May 3rd was a day of celebration for the Japan Covenant Church. We gathered at the Covenant Seminary and celebrated the 60th anniversary of this denomination. Our guest speakers were Gary Walter, President of the ECC, and Curt Peterson, Executive Minister of the Dept. of World Mission. They both brought profoundly encouraging messages that seemed just perfect for the occasion. And yet as encouraging as they were, I was even more profoundly moved as we worshiped together in song, both in the morning and the afternoon. The morning worship team was made up mostly of members of the Covenant Church in Nagaoka. Continue Reading
Greetings from Mexico. God is at work here!
One of the Mexico City Covenant churches is located in the northwest suburb of Cuautitlán Izcalli. Fifteen years ago, an extended family from that church had a vision for planting a daughter church in the neighboring suburb of Nicolás Romero, where several of the family members live.
The core group of interested folks took the first step in realizing their vision by starting a neighborhood Bible study in the home of Ester, the family matriarch. Across the years the group faced many challenges and times of discouragement. But a strong commitment to prayer, patience and hard work was at the heart of their vision. The long years of planting, watering and tending the soil are showing signs of fruit. Continue Reading »
Covenant mission work has been carried out in Japan since 1949. Currently we have 10 missionaries serving in Japan, partnering with ministries of the Covenant Church there. We want to share about these ministries. Please visit the Covenant World Mission information page on Japan for more details on how you can get involved.
Even with the phenomenal opportunities we have to spread the gospel today, much of the world still waits for the good news of Jesus. The numbers reveal the need:
* Of more than 11,000 people groups, some 6,400 remain unreached (that is, less than 2 percent of the population is evangelical Christian).
* More than 2,000 of these groups have a population of 100,000 people or more.
* Of these 2,000 large groups, slightly more than 600 are still unengaged.
* Some 4,100 groups with a total of 450 million people have no portion of the Scripture available in their language.
* Each day the world population grows by about 500,000, and the number of people not having an adequate opportunity to respond to the gospel increases by almost 91,000.
Read the rest of the article, including the seven steps, from Church Central and Building Church Leaders here.
CHICAGO, IL (March 26, 2008) – The devaluation of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies is reducing the money missionaries have to work with.
The decline has made it more difficult for us to do ministry, and the problem has become more acute in the last three months,” says Byron Amundsen, director of administration and finance for the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Department of World Mission (CWM).