Missionary Blogs

  • Actualizacion Virtual
    Time for another virtual update on education life in the Dominican Republic. A quick one but a newsy and important one, nevertheless. The Diocesan Department of Episcopal Education continues to wrestle with challenges posed by ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2020-05-25
    4 days ago
  • 50 Days in Muttrah
    Fifty days ago, I woke up to the news that my neighborhood Muttrah had been identified as the epicenter of COVID-19 in Oman and thus would be isolated from the rest of the country until ... read more
    By: Emma Wright – OmanPosted: 2020-05-20
    1 week ago
  • “Your Dog is a True Philosopher”
    I’m rereading Plato’s Republic for a little consolation during this time. I had forgotten the passage about the philosopher dog in Book Two. Here is the passage about the need for guardians to be ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2020-05-19
    1 week ago
  • Living a Life of Minutiae Week by Week
    As with many people in this COVID lockdown, I am losing track of time. Every once in a while I am jolted into the realization that time is passing. Once it was a Sunday morning, ... read more
    By: Marilee Oldstone-Moore – South AfricaPosted: 2020-05-18
    2 weeks ago
  • Global Mission Formation Program draws record enrollment to online version during pandemic
    Going online for the first time this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic drew a record enrollment to the Mission Formation Program offered by the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN). “Last year we were delighted ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2020-05-04
    4 weeks ago
  • Pandemic brings some Episcopal missionaries home while others continue in place
    This is one in a series of posts about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global mission.  ‘All of our people are safe and well,’ said Mission Personnel Officer Elizabeth Boe in an ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2020-04-27
    1 month ago
  • Returning
    I have been back in Oklahoma for about a month now. I have been really enjoying my time at home, but I think ... read more
    By: Mitchel Bibelheimer – PhilippinesPosted: 2020-04-27
    1 month ago
  • Richard Hall: The Anglican Communion’s Glue Factor
    Richard on the Cardo in ancient Sepphoris, up in the Galilee near Nazareth (2014) Richard Hall was a loving and ... read more
    By: Della Wager Wells – JerusalemPosted: 2020-04-27
    1 month ago
  • Mientras Tanto . . .
    Time to post a second update on how the pandemic has affected our educational mission to the Dominican Republic. It seemed only fair to title this one “meanwhile”, in Spanish. I thought about a different ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2020-04-22
    1 month ago
  • Pandemic curtails mission trips, but Dominican Development Group explores ‘virtual mission teams’
    This post is one in a series exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global mission.  ‘Every team scheduled from March through June has canceled,’ said Bill Kunkle, executive director of the Dominican ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2020-04-20
    1 month ago
  • A pause for FSRL, but a pause filled with work and hope
    It is Holy Saturday, 11 April, 2020.  A pause in the pace of life, on many levels. So much has happened since our last posts, in early January, that I am embarrassed even to try ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2020-04-11
    2 months ago
  • The new normal
    Pandemic.  Covid 19.  Social and/or physical distancing.  The stalled economy.  I have no new or creative thoughts to share on these topics.  That being said, I encourage anyone reading this to look elsewhere for public ... read more
    By: Mitch Honan – HaitiPosted: 2020-04-02
    2 months ago
  • Meanwhile . . .
    I am hunkered-down in Lincoln, Nebraska, observing the many new ways of doing things that the Coronavirus pandemic has forced upon our many school systems. Face-to-face instruction indefinitely postponed; athletics suspended; even standardized testing has ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2020-03-31
    2 months ago
  • What’s In My (Shopping) Bag?– COVID-19 Lockdown Edition
    Hello all! As you may already know, last night South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21 day national lockdown starting on Thursday. This means that almost everything is shutting down, and I’ll be required ... read more
    By: Marilee Oldstone-Moore – South AfricaPosted: 2020-03-24
    2 months ago
  • Pete is Home (in quarantine)
    Hello everyone, This is Pete’s friend and website admin Holly. Pete came home early from Tanzania due to the coronavirus. Pete has been traveling since early Friday morning, and is now finally home, in quarantine ... read more
    By: Peter Bak – TanzaniaPosted: 2020-03-22
    2 months ago