Posts tagged ‘Asia’

CWR Helps Rebuild Storm-Ravaged Thai Village

NAM KHE, THAILAND (June 12, 2012) – Construction materials will be moved into this village, which was devastated by a violent May 7 storm, just as soon as heavy rains cease and roads dry enough to permit trucks to make the journey, reports Jim Gustafson, an Evangelical Covenant Church missionary working in the area. Continue Reading »

Nam Khe Photo Gallery

No U.S. Source for Purchasing India Wafers

CHICAGO, IL (March 29, 2012) – Response to Tuesday’s online article, Broken Lives Find New Hope in Communion Wafers, has been heartwarming, accompanied by numerous requests from local Covenant churches asking how they can purchase supplies of the communion wafers referenced in the story. Continue Reading »

Broken Lives Find New Hope in Communion Wafers

By Stan Friedman

PUNE, INDIA (March 27, 2012) – The wafers that Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) pastors break when their congregations celebrate communion were most likely made by women whose lives were once broken when they were forced into sexual slavery. Continue Reading »

Covenant Care Gifts Appropriate All Year Long

CHICAGO, IL (March 14, 2012) – “The child with a high fever was so dehydrated that when she was crying, there were no tears from her eyes,” says Andrew Njenga, a staff member of Medical Teams International (MTI), which is operating clinics across East Africa. Continue Reading »

With Song in Heart, Japanese Struggle to Recover

By Stan Friedman

MIYAKO, JAPAN (March 13, 2012) – Pastor Iwatsuka was making his first visit to the temporary housing units and had advertised a meeting he wanted to hold with the residents and discuss their needs. As he expected, no one showed up because no one knew him. Continue Reading »

Japanese Recovery Photo Gallery

CHET Training Aids Student’s Work in India

By Stan Friedman

COMPTON, CA (January 9, 2012) – A ministerial student at Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos (CHET) says his training at the Spanish-speaking school enabled him to effectively minister in India during a recent mission trip. Continue Reading »

Advent: ‘In the Dark Streets Shineth’

PUNE, INDIA (December 22, 2011) – Editor’s note: Advent is a season for both reflection and anticipation – celebrating the incarnation of Jesus while looking forward to the Messiah’s return and the kingdom of God in all its fullness. It arrives amidst the reality of a world filled with desperate needs, grief, anger and frustration. We find encouragement, however, in celebrating lives being transformed through our shared ministries, reminders of what is yet to come. Covenant News Service is publishing occasional Advent reflections on ministry within that reality. Continue Reading »

CWR Funds Assisting Victims of Philippines Typhoon

MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES (December 20, 2011) – World Relief International uses Covenant World Relief (CWR) funds to provide initial relief in disaster areas where they have existing partnerships with local organizations. Continue Reading »