News Tagged: mission

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 »

2020 Vision Focuses on Church Renewal and Vitality

 “…there is still a lot about the relationship between vitality and numerical growth that is an unsolved mystery. One example is the chicken and the egg scenario…researchers don’t know whether vitality leads to growth, or whether growth leads to vitality. I think perhaps it could be a little bit of both.” Rev. Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi… 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 »

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister, September 2016

“Conversion Experiences” On Sunday, I returned home from a two-week partner visit with the SE Mindanao Jurisdictional Area (SEMJA) of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP). The Minnesota Conference has enjoyed a global partnership with SEMJA since the 1980’s, and has strengthened that partnership through a number of visits both directions over… Read more »

Back Bay Mission Trip January 31 – February 6, 2016

The Minnesota Conference UCC is sponsoring a mission trip to Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi during January 31st – February 6, 2016. Thirty-six volunteers from eighteen different churches will be giving their time for this trip. The Vision Statement for Back Bay Mission is “To eradicate the sting of poverty and its effects on individuals and… 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 »