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Global Partner Trips

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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A Touch of Love

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

A Visit to Garbage City Reflection by Abigail McConnell Nemeh, an older lady wearing a black head scarf, led us down below street level to show us her home. Light leaked in from above, and we could see for ourselves what she was explaining to us in Arabic: when it rains, the guttered hallway...

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Hagana Church Plant

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Reflection by Anna McFall From Children to A Church On Friday, we visited Hagana church plant in a poor and overpopulated section of Cairo. Led by pastor Amir, Hagana church began through wildly popular children's outreaches. The children in the area were so excited for the programs that...

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On the Road to Kom El Akdarr

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

Egypt 2017, Day 6 - Serving with Habitat for Humanity Egypt We are watching the sun rise as we travel the desert road leading south out of Cairo. Travel is smooth and this stretch of road is quiet—quite a contrast to busy Cairo, with over 20 million people. Kom El Akdarr—"The Green...

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Egypt Team 2017 Prayer Requests

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

On Thursday, January 5, our first mission team of 2017 will take off to spend two weeks serving and building relationships with our partner churches in Egypt. Nine First Pres folks make up the team. Their time in Egypt will include a Coptic Christmas celebration, work with Habitat for Humanity...

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Tags: cairo, egypt, prayer, global partnerships, aswan