Missionary Blogs

  • “Pomp and Circumstance”
    Yup, it’s graduation time in the Dominican Republic. Time for a post that lets you share the joy felt by parents and their children in La Republica. My own graduation is so far in ... read more
    3 weeks ago
  • Homeward Bound
    Saturday was our transit day. The team headed home in shifts — Cindy very early; Joe, Carrie and I later in the day on the same flight home via Atlanta. Not the most exciting of ... read more
    1 month ago
  • Penultimate Days Are Good Days
    The title reflects my ongoing love-affair with big words for which I may or may not know the meaning. “Penultimate” — I love it! Every trip gives us an opportunity to get to know the ... read more
    1 month ago
  • Postponement
    Hello friends, I have spoken to many of you and have told you Wendy and I were going to Africa very soon.  It is with great disappointment that I share that our trip this spring ... read more
    By: Peter Bak – TanzaniaPosted: 2024-04-07
    4 months ago
  • Zabloni’s ordainment gifts
    My friend Zabloni was ordained as a priest in September. In honor of the occasion, my home church, St. James in North Providence, RI, gifted him a chalice. My fellow missionary Wendy and I gifted ... read more
    By: Peter Bak – TanzaniaPosted: 2023-11-18
    8 months ago
  • New cradle
    This couple had never seen a cradle before receiving this one I made for them at the college! Godspeed, Peter ... read more
    By: Peter Bak – TanzaniaPosted: 2023-11-17
    8 months ago
  • Speaking up, after a long silence: grateful that life at FSRL goes on!
    WAVES OF ADVERSITY: We are living through strange and stressful times in our world, and that is 150% true of life for students and staff in Haiti. I have not written any blogs for many ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2023-04-03
    1 year ago
  • Day nine: The Communion Forest
    Thursday began with daily eucharist led by Archbishop Michael Lewis, Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf and Primate of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, and Archbishop Hosam Naoum, ... read more
    By: Della Wager Wells – JerusalemPosted: 2022-08-13
    2 years ago
  • Day eight: The Mandala*
    *(Or the day that the Archbishop of Canterbury invited 1,451 people over for lunch.) The giant inflatable globe ... read more
    By: Della Wager Wells – JerusalemPosted: 2022-08-03
    2 years ago
  • Day seven: Help, Thanks, Wow
    The last six minutes and twenty seconds of discussion on the Reconciliation Call. New York Times bestselling author ... read more
    By: Della Wager Wells – JerusalemPosted: 2022-08-03
    2 years ago
  • How on earth to think about the stark contrast between difficult, maybe impossible, stressors in Haiti, versus the fact that good things continue to happen in the learning community of FSRL?
    The reason I posted the photo essay (just before this) by the UN Humanitarian Council is to try to reconcile the contrasting messages that we are receiving and observing: the same messages we are passing ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2022-07-15
    2 years ago
  • A photo essay by the UN Humanitarian Outreach group
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2022-07-15
    2 years ago
  • Bishop of Peshawar reports on killings and declares church will continue to be ‘Living Epistle of Christ’ in Pakistan
    Peshawar Bishop Humphrey Sarfaraz Peters yesterday wrote to the board of Bridges to Pakistan about the Jan. 30 targeted attack on leaders in the Diocese of Peshawar: The Rev. Patrick Naeem, our Diocesan Mission Secretary ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2022-02-14
    2 years ago
  • Women in Mission to be theme of May 12-14 Global Mission Conference online
    Women in Mission will be the theme of the 2022 Global Mission Conference sponsored by the Global Episcopal Mission Network, and it will be held May 12-14 online via Zoom. Ideas about how to ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2022-01-05
    3 years ago
  • Humility, Inclusion, Companionship – Board identifies three core values of GEMN
    Humility, Inclusion, Companionship – these are the three core values that the Board of Directors of the Global Episcopal Mission Network focused on at their annual extended board meeting, which was held online on October ... read more
    By: Titus Presler – PakistanPosted: 2021-12-16
    3 years ago