When I was 11 years old, my dad took me to a missions event at our local church where I heard stories and saw photos of the adventures of one of our supported missionaries based in Africa. It was my first cross-cultural exposure and it planted a seed in my heart that has been growing ever since. Four decades later some of my dearest friends are from four other continents! Suffice it to say that that one “world mission event” at a small local church changed the very course of my life by broadening...Read More
Back in 2012 when I was an international student, I was invited to a Thanksgiving dinner event hosted by Truro International Programs and Services (TIPS) in Fairfax, VA. That night, we heard about the pilgrims and how they came to America, looking for something new and better than what they had in Europe. In many ways, those of us who come to America from another country are like the pilgrims, coming with hopes and dreams and expectations of a better life. I’d like to tell you a story of how my life was completely changed in coming to America...Read More
As a province, we have set aside a day early in our calendar year to highlight this great co-mission to reach our neighbors, both locally and globally, with the saving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This year World Mission Sunday is February 4th, the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. Once again, the Anglican Church in North America and Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP) have teamed up to provide you with...Read More
…and Ft Motte to the World!
Applause broke out the Sunday morning when it was announced that Ajay* had become a Christian. Ajay is just one of over one million foreign students that study in the US, and one of over 50 students who visited St Matthew’s Parish, Ft Motte, SC as part of our International Student Weekends. He opened his heart to Jesus after our church family opened their hearts...Read More
I set off on my bike for the Garifuna village to spend the afternoon with friends, to stroll on the beautiful Tela beach along the Honduran coast. Before I knew it, it was getting late and I knew, as a young single girl living in a foreign land, that I’d better hurry home before it got too dark to be out on my own...Read More