Missionary Blogs

  • School Days, Covid-Style
    My father passed on a couple of lessons that “stuck”. A person has to keep her/his promises, he insisted. So, I said at some point in these postings that I would update you about the ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2020-08-11
    18 hours ago
  • September Mission Thursdays with GEMN will explore global engagement amid pandemic
    How to explore global mission during the coronavirus pandemic is the focus of Mission Thursdays with GEMN, a series of four online gatherings in September for conversations with Episcopal mission activists convened by the Global ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2020-08-11
    23 hours ago
  • Morning Prayer for Tuesday Aug 11
    Welcome to today’s brief (under 12 minutes) Morning Prayer. Rev. Amy and Rev. Joe lead and offer a conversational reflection on Matthew 18:1-5, where Jesus says, “Unless you change and become like children, you will ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2020-08-10
    2 days ago
  • Thresholds
    On Wednesday April 1st, I woke up to the news that Muttrah had been identified as the epicenter of COVID-19 in Oman and would accordingly be isolated from the rest of the country until further ... read more
    By: Emma Wright – OmanPosted: 2020-06-28
    2 months ago
  • Global mission study series for congregations is published by GEMN
    Questing: The Way of Love in Global Mission has been published by the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) on Amazon for ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2020-06-27
    2 months ago
  • Out of Quarantine
    Hello all! I hope you are well. I have now been officially home for 2 weeks, and since I am exhibiting no symptoms, I am out of quarantine! Quarantine at home meant I mostly stayed ... read more
    By: Marilee Oldstone-Moore – South AfricaPosted: 2020-06-19
    2 months ago
  • It’s Been a Long Road, Getting from There to Here
    Well, as I promised in my last blog post, I have come home from South Africa. If this is news to you, you can read all about why and how I came to that decision ... read more
    By: Marilee Oldstone-Moore – South AfricaPosted: 2020-06-07
    2 months ago
  • I’m Heading Home
    Hello all! I’m afraid the title says it all. I’ve decided that given the state of the world that it makes the most sense for me to come home. I’m so glad the decision to ... read more
    By: Marilee Oldstone-Moore – South AfricaPosted: 2020-05-30
    2 months ago
  • Remoteness
    I’m thinking a lot about distance these days. As someone who preaches and teaches, I think about distance in language, about how the ways we speak affect whether we identify with one another or ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2020-05-29
    2 months ago
  • 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months ago