News Tagged: mission bite

News from the Beloved Land (Timor-Leste)

Submitted by Rev. Tom Liddle who, along with his wife Monica and children Hannah and Simon, is a missionary in East Timor Happy 2018! I saw a woman on the main street of Lospalos selling vegetables the other day.  She was crouched on the sidewalk beside a bucket of jackfruit, selling big pieces of the… Read more »

Tom & Monica Liddle Send Greetings from Timor-Leste

Greetings from Timor-Leste! We are writing to personally thank you for your generous contributions to our mission appointment through Global Ministries.  We are grateful to be here on behalf of the church as an expression of its commitment to the wider world. Our work from day-to-day is both gratifying and challenging.  Tom has been working… Read more »

Global Ministry Partners Don & Maryjane Westra Visit Minnesota

Don and Maryjane Westra have called Minnesota home since 1990.  They are members of Federated Church, United Church of Christ in Fergus Falls. Their faith and values led them to join Global Ministries in 2009. The Westras’ first assignment was in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. In 2013 they moved to Honduras. Don worked with… Read more »

Global Ministry in East Timor: A Passion to Serve, An Invitation to Give

  August 2016 Greetings from East Timor MN Conference! Yikes…so much to tell it’s hard to know where to start….  We moved to Lospalos last week and Monica started working on Monday.  They had sixty patients at the clinic on a Monday morning, which is pretty typical.  We’ve also met with a number of local… Read more »

Chaplains: Being the Church… Together

On a sunny, spring day in the middle of April, UCC chaplains gathered for lunch at the MN Conference office. Fifteen chaplains, along with Shari Prestemon and Rick Wagner, met to consider if regular gatherings would be of value for Minnesota Conference UCC chaplains. “Those who serve in chaplaincy settings across Minnesota provide an essential… Read more »