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Global Partnerships

Healing the Wounds of Trauma in Cuba

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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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Cuba Team 2017 Prayer Requests

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

Written by Marilyn Ehle Our team traveling to Cuba will leave Colorado Springs Tuesday, Feb. 28, stay overnight in Miami and arrive in Cuba on March 1. On the return trip, we will leave Havana March 8, overnight in Miami once more and return to Colorado Springs on March 9. The purpose of our ...

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Forgiveness Means Something Different in Egypt

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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 their ...

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A Visit to Aswan

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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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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, a ...

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

Ten Ways to Make a Difference from your Couch this Christmas

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

If you're still looking for meaningful gifts to give this Christmas, think of this: you can extend hope and help to a person, family or community in need just by Christmas shopping.  Through Something Significant for Christmas, you can:  1) Give a bus pass to a refugee who has recently ...

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How Does Something Significant For Christmas Work?

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

When you choose a gift from the Something Significant Catalog, you give that gift to a person in need and you get to give an "in honor of" card to someone you love, letting them know an act of kindness was done in their name.  Here's how it works:  1) Our missions team has ...

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