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New Staff Introductions: Meet Hannah Umhau

“Hi! As the newest addition to the New Wineskins team, I’m excited to be joining a staff that serves wholeheartedly the mission of the global church. I am joining the staff following participation in the Greensboro Fellows Program, which is a year-long program for recent college graduates focusing on spiritual and leadership development. The program is hosted by Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro, NC. While in the Fellows Program, I had the opportunity to meet Jenny and the rest of the New Wineskins staff. This even included going on a trip to Rwanda in May, led by Victoria Hassell!…”

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Faith Forged in Fire (My Experience in The Agape Year)

“For those of you who don’t know, Agape Year is a new gap year program for recently graduated high schoolers. The program is located in Pittsburgh, and is an Anglican Global Mission Partners’ Initiative. Agape Year’s tagline is “Go deep. Go far. Go tell.” Over the course of eight months, the students (AKA “fellows”) spend four months in Pittsburgh serving at various ministries and studying scripture (going deep), about two months in Thailand (going far), and the last two months sharing testimonies at churches (going to tell). I just finished Agape Year this past May, and I can’t believe how much I’ve changed in just eight months…”

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The Door is Open, The Time is Now

“Jesus never raised a sword against anyone!” If that statement sounds unremarkable to you, consider how it might strike a Muslim fleeing war in his native land. It’s the message that AFM missionary, The Rev. Dr. Duane Miller, took to Korea to train Koreans to witness to Yemenis…

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Bread Stories from Kenya and Uganda

“When my husband Aaron was a fourth year medical student, we got to spend six weeks in a historic hospital called Kijabe. It is north of Nairobi and staying there was our first time in Africa, where we dreamed of living one day. Our son was eighteen months and as you can see, we were over the moon to be there…”

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Visiting the Batwa Pygmies in Uganda

“Up, up, up we climbed along a dirt path that had been carved into the mountainside by bare, calloused feet that daily trod the red dust. The rolling green hills perched atop each other and reached magnificently toward heaven. Our guides, Batwa children who had run down the mountain to greet us, eagerly led the way to their small village on top of the highest hill…”

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Orphaned Heart Ministry

“In 2007, I performed my musical testimony, “Lord Make Me the Person You Want Me to be” in Uganda. I was invited to do this in the town of Hoima for 1,500 residents and also at Uganda Christian University (UCU) for nearly 2,000 students. It amazed me how deeply it touched the souls of those in the audience. For some time, having worked with Dr. Sylvia Tamusuza, the founder of Love and Care Family, I found that few orphans talked about their lives…”

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And I Tell You, You Are Peter, and on this Rock I will Build my Church

“After spending a couple of weeks in Thailand this January, I had the opportunity to stopover in Laos for a few days on my back to Pittsburgh. I was excited to see another ministry that is run by the Anglican Diocese of Singapore, our partners in Chiang Mai Thailand…”

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From Mission Minded to Missionary

“As Christians, we are all called to be mission-minded, seeing ourselves as everyday missionaries wherever we happen to live and at whatever life stage we happen to be. The three testimonies below highlight that we Anglicans have “an embarrassment of riches” when it comes to the support of dozens of mission societies, ministries, missional parishes, and resources to help us discern God’s calling on our lives and to support us in all the various mission fields we serve…”

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Urbana 2018: Faithful Witness

“This was my third Urbana, but my first Urbana where I wasn’t a student anymore, now I was an exhibitor. At Urbana 2012, I had committed to pursuing missions and giving my life and dreams to God. At Urbana 2015, God brought healing in the midst of heartbreak and revived the dreams we had begun to dream together since the previous Urbana. This year I was coming into Urbana exhausted and a little jaded by the social and political climate the last several years…”

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