Posts tagged ‘Mission’

Depressing Vacation Leads Pastor to New Mission Focus

CALUMET PARK, IL (August 20, 2010) – Ethel Davis still remembers the day in 2001 when she left the comforts of her hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica, to participate in a guided tour around the rest of the island with other tourists. Continue Reading »

CEUMA President Ordained in Bangui Ceremony

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (August 17, 2010) – More than 1,200 people stood under overcast skies on a dirt soccer field to participate in the first ordination service of the fledgling Evangelical Community of the Ubangi in Mission in Africa (CEUMA), which was planted by the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM). Continue Reading »

Bangui Ordination Photos

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (August 17, 2010) It was a festive occasion during the first ordination service conducted by the Evangelical Community of the Ubangi in Mission in Africa (CEUMA), which was planted by the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM). Following are moments captured during the service, which was attended by a crowd estimated at 1,200 individuals. Continue Reading »

CEUM-Sponsored University Graduates First Class of Students

GEMENA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (August 30, 2010) – The first-ever commencement exercises for the Ubangi Protestant University (UPU) were held August 14. Eight students received Master of Theology degrees, and 10 received Bachelor of Theology degrees. Continue Reading »

Tim, Helen Smith Rejoin Congo Missionary Team

GEMENA, CONGO (August 12, 2010) – Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries Tim and Helen Smith have arrived in Gemena to join the Covenant missionary team, part of a long-range plan for re-establishing a resident missionary presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading »

Japan Covenant Consecrates Short-term Missionaries

By Gary Carlson

TOKYO, JAPAN (July 26, 2010) – On a hot Sunday afternoon this past weekend, Japan Covenanters gathered in the chapel at Covenant Seminary in Tokyo for a service of consecration for Pastor Shunichi Miyamoto and his wife, Masako. Continue Reading »

International Guests Share God’s Work Around World

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2010) – It was a moving experience, watching each of the specially invited international guests process into the worship area carrying small candles during Friday’s midday International Celebration as part of Triennial XIII at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Continue Reading »

Safety Concerns No Deterrent to Orphan Ministry

CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO (July 22, 2010) – Building what they say will be the largest orphanage in Latin America makes living in one of the most dangerous areas of Mexico worth the risk to personal safety, say Quinn and Lisa Seaman. Continue Reading »

Mission Trip Allows Students to Explore Thai Culture

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND (July 19, 2010) – The first two baptisms at the Amnuay Suk camp were a 70-year-old new Thai believer and American teenager Maleah Grauer, who was on a mission trip earlier this month with other Evangelical Covenant Church high school students. Continue Reading »

Thailand Photos

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND (July 19, 2010) –Students participating in a recent mission trip to Thailand experienced a wide range of activities, from emotion-packed baptisms to outreach ministries to sightseeing excursions and an opportunity to sample Thai culture. Following are moments from that experience. Continue Reading »