Missionary Blogs

  • “We thank God . . .”
    A phrase we heard over and over during our visit to Msalato Theological College in Dodoma. Where we might just report that something happened, people at the college said, “We thank God” for this thing ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2019-11-09
    5 days ago
  • Presenting our new academic staff!
    I am happy to say that we have four new positions for teaching staff, and three have been filled!  I would like to introduce our new Vice-Dean, Mme Cécile Auguste; our new  Coordinator of  Academic Affairs, Mr Jorel Simplice; and our new Clinical Coordinator, Mr ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2019-11-06
    1 week ago
  • Sorry it’s been a while…
    Hello Everyone! First, my apologies for the long period between blog posts. I have been wonderfully busy with short-term programs. Since my last post, we have hosted a group from Nigeria, a women’s group, and ... read more
    By: Emma Wright – OmanPosted: 2019-11-05
    1 week ago
  • Sermon: Pray…then Act
    St. Alban’s Mission, Antigua, GuatemalaThe Rev. Brian GregoryOctober 20, 2019Church Year C: The 19th Sunday after PentecostGenesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Luke 18:1-8 Good morning. It has been a couple of months since ... read more
    By: Brian Gregory – GuatemalaPosted: 2019-10-24
    3 weeks ago
  • Weeks 2-4: Faith Friends Pakistan
    For daily photos of my time in Oman, follow Al Alama’s Instagram (@alamanacentre)! About 99% of the time it is me posting. ... read more
    By: Emma Wright – OmanPosted: 2019-09-22
    2 months ago
  • Over and Out
    I am back in Nebraska, sitting in the recliner, recovering a bit from a very busy 2 week trip to the DR and ready for my final blog post. My last post covered Friday the ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2019-09-17
    2 months ago
  • A New Normal
    It is hard to believe we have been in Guatemala for more than a month now. Our first week and a half was spent taking a bit of time getting settled (yes, there is privilege ... read more
    By: Brian Gregory – GuatemalaPosted: 2019-09-17
    2 months ago
  • Return to Tanzania delayed to March 2020
    Hi everyone, I am sorry to share that I’m not returning to St. Philips in Tanzania this month. I developed four (4) skin abscesses in August due to an infection. They were all removed by ... read more
    By: Peter Bak – TanzaniaPosted: 2019-09-16
    2 months ago
  • Friday the Thirteenth
    We Irish people are plenty of things: short, cantankerous, wonderfully funny, long-suffering, long-winded and relentlessly superstitious. Me beloved Muther, may she Rest In Peace, spent much of December 31st taking all trash and unneeded “stuff” ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2019-09-14
    2 months ago
  • How we started speaking the same language
    Joe and I spent much of last Thursday weeping. Good tears. Some of the tears were because of sadness, but most were because of compassion and kindness. While we were in London, we went to ... read more
    By: Amy Richter and Joe Pagano – South AfricaPosted: 2019-09-12
    2 months ago
  • One more trip on the road
    Wednesday we drove east — out to San Pedro de Macoris — then north to Consuelo. We followed our usual routine of meetings, review sessions and building tours. As before, there was your good news ... read more
    By: Tom McGowan – Dominican RepublicPosted: 2019-09-12
    2 months ago
  • Week 1: Mornings in Muttrah
    Last Monday, I left my home in Arlington, Virginia at 5PM EST to start a year of service abroad. Thankfully the trip went smoothly, and on Tuesday around 11PM I arrived to my new home ... read more
    By: Emma Wright – OmanPosted: 2019-09-01
    2 months ago
  • Our end-of-year slide show!
      FSRL slide show-Aug 1 2019 Please take a minute to click on the slideshow above which shows YOUR FAVORITE STUDENTS hard at work.  It lists some accomplishments by FSRL during the year just past, ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2019-08-17
    3 months ago
  • Uprooting
    The last several weeks – the last few months, actually – have been a whirlwind of planning, packing, saying goodbye, and making arrangements for our move to Guatemala.  Each member of our family of four ... read more
    By: Brian Gregory – GuatemalaPosted: 2019-08-17
    3 months ago
  • Thirty-six courses done and graded, Hurray!
    Phew!  We have JUST completed the grading for the 36 courses that our students completed between Sept. 1 2018 and Aug. 9 2019.  This is the first year that we’ve had all four cohorts in ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2019-08-17
    3 months ago