Missionary Blogs

  • Even a Cup of Cold Water
    Joe and I are in Johannesburg. Yesterday, we were with friends on a tour of the area. We described the water crisis in Makhanda/Grahamstown to the others in the car. “It’s bad,” I said, ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2019-02-15
    3 days ago
  • Partnership for World Mission Conference in England focused on reconciliation
    Reflecting an intensifying theme in mission circles worldwide, the annual Partnership for World Mission Conference (PWM) of the Church of England held in Nottinghamshire in November focused on the missional imperative of reconciliation amid the ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2019-01-21
    4 weeks ago
  • “One Great and Glorious Whole”
    I grew up in a denomination in which women couldn’t (and still can’t) be ordained, but without whose labor, dedication, fundraising, and financial support the church would cease to function. Sometimes the acknowledgment of women’s ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2019-01-09
    1 month ago
  • Three Kings and an Epiphany to remember!
    As I mentioned in my last post, the Christmas holiday season in Puerto Rico doesn’t end on the 25th, instead the festivities continue until mid-January. This year we celebrate El día de los Tres Reyes Magos or Epifanía ... read more
    By: Lydia Pendleton – Puerto RicoPosted: 2019-01-07
    1 month ago
  • HEART-FELT THANKS at the turning of the year!
    HEART-FELT THANKS ! For a long vacation (all the twelve days of Christmas!) from any kind of work: time away, with Donnel, our kids Aidan and Chase, and the wonderful and wholesome companions of our ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2019-01-06
    1 month ago
  • YASC Reflection
    My name is Mitchel Bibelheimer, and I have been serving as a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) volunteer in the Philippines for almost four months. As 2019 begins I look back to where I ... read more
    By: Mitchel Bibelheimer – PhilippinesPosted: 2019-01-05
    1 month ago
  • A Filipino Christmas
    Dexter introducing the cast to the audienceWhen I think of Christmas, I think of family. For me a typical Christmas would start on Christmas Eve when we have a lunch with close friends and an ... read more
    By: Mitchel Bibelheimer – PhilippinesPosted: 2019-01-02
    2 months ago
  • “Misas de Aguinaldo” and Christmas in Puerto Rico
    The Diocesan Center decorated with Christmas trees, ready for a joyous holiday season.The beautiful and elaborate Nativity Scene on display at the Diocesan Center in Trujillo Alto, PR.“La Navidad Boricua” (A Puerto Rican Christmas) is ... read more
    By: Lydia Pendleton – Puerto RicoPosted: 2018-12-28
    2 months ago
  • NY Times’s ‘Ethicist’ columnist offers insightful view of evangelism and Christian mission
    A remarkably balanced view of evangelism, Christian mission and the relationship between the two was offered by the regular ‘Ethicist’ columnist Kwame Appiah in the Dec. 23 edition of the New York Times Magazine in ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2018-12-28
    2 months ago
  • Blessed Christmas to Global Episcopal Mission Network and all global mission activists!
    Dear All, Christmas celebrates God’s own boundary crossing, God moving to a frontier to do something entirely new – taking flesh in the human story. God created humanity in God’s very image. In the ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2018-12-23
    2 months ago
  • Advent Dark and Light
    I have felt a little unmoored from Advent this year. I treasure the church’s build-up to Christmas, the restraint and anticipation, the closest experience I have to the unbearable and delicious waiting for Christmas I ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2018-12-18
    2 months ago
  • AdventWord: Grow
    Originally published on The Episcopal Church's blog as part of AdventWord reflections series.The Young Adult Service Corps is giving me the opportunity to experience God in another part of his kingdom and build relationships. It ... read more
    By: Kellan Lyman – PhilippinesPosted: 2018-12-11
    2 months ago
  • What is E-CARE?
    Some of the members of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Bagnen Oriente, participating in the community interview.Danny and Laura Ocampo are consultants that used to work for the development branch of the Episcopal Church ... read more
    By: Mitchel Bibelheimer – PhilippinesPosted: 2018-12-05
    2 months ago
  • Titles are hard!! Here’s an Update.
    Hi everyone! Sorry I’m late with this blog, things have gotten crazy busy here, but in a good way! I’ll just jump right in to what I’ve been busy with.At the end of October I celebrated ... read more
    By: Madeline Roberts – EnglandPosted: 2018-11-30
    3 months ago
  • ¡Cristo Rey!
    Sunday November 25th was a glorious day here in the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico – a day to celebrate the love of Christ our King (Cristo Rey)! Along with others on the communications team, ... read more
    By: Lydia Pendleton – Puerto RicoPosted: 2018-11-28
    3 months ago