Missionary Blogs

  • Baptism and Broken, Stomped on, Crushed-up Contracts
    Why was Jesus baptized? If baptism is about forgiveness of sin, and Jesus was sinless, why was he baptized? Churches throughout the world celebrate The Baptism of Our Lord on the First Sunday after ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2020-01-11
    6 days ago
  • A tiny article about the life of FSRL: a reflection upon the occasion of the memorials for those lost in the catastrophic earthquake ten years ago
    This little article was written on January 9th 2020.  It is a reflection on the life of FSRL, in light of the earthquake in Haiti ten years ago on January 12, 2010.   If you are ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn ā€“ HaitiPosted: 2020-01-10
    7 days ago
  • Our biggest class yet!
    School is back in session in this new year!   The twenty-seven new first-year students are here!  They should have started in the first week of October, but their first day was Tuesday 7 January.  On ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn ā€“ HaitiPosted: 2020-01-10
    7 days ago
  • Welcomed Home
    After about 24 hours in transit from my house to Father Clayton’s, I’m finally here and have officially started my term of service! For the first few days I have been welcomed into Father Clayton’s ... read more
    By: Marilee Oldstone-Moore – South AfricaPosted: 2020-01-10
    1 week ago
  • Iā€™m going back!
    Hello everyone, I am healthy again, and I am delighted to be returning to Tanzania on February 5 (arriving the 7th). Very excited to return and see all of my Tanzanian family. I have some ... read more
    By: Peter Bak – TanzaniaPosted: 2020-01-09
    1 week ago
  • Christmas community
    The stain glass window in the back of the cathedral, dark because the sun is not outThe greeting “Merry Christmas” started on September 1st, ... read more
    By: Mitchel Bibelheimer – PhilippinesPosted: 2019-12-27
    3 weeks ago
  • Well Past Time
    As the title of this blog post says, it is well past time for an update from the Gregorys in Guatemala. To be honest, we’ve been saying that several months now and Brian has been ... read more
    By: Brian Gregory – GuatemalaPosted: 2019-12-21
    4 weeks ago
  • Almost at the End . . .
    As I write, it’s Saturday evening. Charlie and I made an airport run to drop Cindy and Joe at the airport this morning — a little bittersweet because it’s likely our last one together. After ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2019-12-14
    1 month ago
  • Un Viernes Muy Ocupado
    Yes, it most certainly was a very busy Friday. Shopping in the morning, a meeting that ran through lunch into the late afternoon, another meeting in which the team with Bishop Quezada and a lovely ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2019-12-14
    1 month ago
  • The Three-for-One Day
    Thursday involved a drive to Colegio Todos Los Santos in La Romana, with a quick stop for a school visit on the way out there and another quick stop on the way back. Colegio San ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2019-12-14
    1 month ago
  • Year 2 begins
    My last sunset in the U.S. before boarding my flightI arrived back in the Philippines on December 2nd to start my second year. My ... read more
    By: Mitchel Bibelheimer – PhilippinesPosted: 2019-12-13
    1 month ago
  • Al Amana Centre Winter Newsletter
    This week, Al Amana Centre released our Winter Newsletter. Keep reading for my reflection or click here to view the whole newsletter. Before arriving in Oman, I had only met Aaro and Justin for one ... read more
    By: Emma Wright – OmanPosted: 2019-12-12
    1 month ago
  • A Tale of Two Advents
    Commissioning the Missionaries at Holy Cross Monastery June 2019As I prepare alongside Christians across the world for the coming of the Christ Child, ... read more
    By: Marilee Oldstone-Moore – South AfricaPosted: 2019-12-09
    1 month ago
  • Thanks-Giving Reflection
    Last night, I went to the movies with one of my Omani friends to see Frozen 2 (and yes it was amazing!!!!). While we were waiting for the movie to begin, I started telling my ... read more
    By: Emma Wright – OmanPosted: 2019-11-28
    2 months ago
  • THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS: The bad, but also the very good
    I am at home in Kalispell, Montana. It is really pretty wonderful to be here with my husband, Donnel.    I have missed him, a lot, so the companionship is great!
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    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn ā€“ HaitiPosted: 2019-11-27
    2 months ago