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Global Partner Trips

An Open Door - Guatemala Trip 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

What does it look like to enter into someone’s reality? To walk with them, to encourage and be encouraged, learn together, and attempt to gain a deeper understanding of God and his people.  Our partners in Guatemala have opened the door for us to enter into the reality and context of...

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Guatemala Trip 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A team of nine leaves on Saturday, October 27 for our first official partner trip to Guatemala. After over two years of listening and discerning, we are excited to deepen our relationships with our new friends in Guatemala and learn more about the ways that they are being used for God's glory...

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Final India Update - 2018

Posted by Susan Buenger on

I am flying home from Delhi full of hope and joy for what our team experienced while in India. In debriefing with the team and reflecting, I was reminded repeatedly of the value of relationships as we join God in His mission. Our team stepped into the midst of significant and longstanding...

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India Team Update

Posted by Laura Mueller on

For two weeks during the month of April, six First Pres members are working with our partners in India to help with business training.  Here are some updates of the five days they have been there so far.  Elder Alan Jacobs shared God's Word on Christian Home Sunday at Presbyterian...

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Mongolia Conference Team Update

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Four members from First Pres have been in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia supporting one of our global partnerships for nearly a week. While part of the time has been spent continuing to build relationship with the leaders in Mongolia at their annual staff conference, the team also attended the 20th...

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Mongolia Team 2017 Prayer Requests

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

On Wednesday, August 9, a First Pres mission team departed for Mongolia to assist with a conference for Mongolia Campus Crusade for Christ (MCCC) staff. The team will be joined by Richard Haney from Presbyterian Fellowship, and together they will seek to encourage, listen to and pray for the...

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Cuba 2017 Reflections

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Reflections on ministry in Cuba by Jan Barnes and Don Wallace To hear reflections on this trip in person, join the team Sunday, April 9, at 12:15 in Room 209 for a time of sharing and snacks.  The ministry of presence Our team trips to Cuba have become known as "being" trips, rather than...

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Healing the Wounds of Trauma in Cuba

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Our team on the ground in Cuba this week will continue the work of equipping prison chaplains to minister more effectively in the dark and lonely mission field of Cuban prisons. First Pres covenant partner Jan Barnes is part of this year’s team and was instrumental in launching this...

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Forgiveness Means Something Different in Egypt

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I spent the first part of this month in Egypt with our mission team. Let me tell you, the word “forgiveness” means a little more over there. I wound up preaching five times to five different churches, many of them meeting in areas known for strong Islamic extremism—risking...

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A Visit to Aswan

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Reflection by Linda Hood We've just returned to Cairo from a trip to Aswan, home of our smaller partner church in Egypt, the Aswan Evangelical Church (AEC). Perhaps it's the decrease in city size (around 500,000 pop. as opposed to Cairo's 20 million) or the fact that much of Aswan is...

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