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From Half Moon Bay to Malawi

Half Moon Bay to MalawiYouth Groups for Mission – Churches like yours are organizing mission trips for youth!
For over 12 years, Community United Methodist Church has supported Wings of Hope in Malawi. This is a ministry run by Bayana Chunga and we have sponsored AIDS/HIV High School Outreach Projects. This was the first time that we have sent a Mission Team to visit and help with the work of Wings of Hope. It was an exciting effort and our team spent more than a year planning, dreaming, praying and fundraising to make this a reality. Our trip was June 30-July 14, 2016. Read More


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World Student Christian Federation Journey to Orissa, India

World Student Christian Federation Journey to IndiaJennifer reports: From November 25-December 5, 2014, I had the honor of helping lead a delegation of young adults from the World Student Christian Federations North American chapters on an exchange to India. The purpose of our trip was to learn about the devastating consequences of proposed mining practices on the daily lives of rural farmers in the Orissa province of the country. One such project, the proposed POSCO steel plant in Orissa would displace over 4,000 families who have cultivated the land for hundreds of years with little compensation. Read More


Good Start Report 2014 – June 10 through August 1, 2014

ywca head startRE: PNME Grant Council
Submitted by Romarilyn

Good Start project is pleased to report a successful stay at YWCA Head Start North County St. Louis. Although the decision to work with the YWCA Head Start/Early Head Start Program in St. Louis was determined after the original site (Miles Davis Kindergarten Center) in East St. Louis failed to respond to the partnership upon my arrival in St. Louis all went well at the “Y”. Read More


Melbourne AIDS 2014 Conference

Submitted by Rev. J.S.
I flew to Melbourne leaving Tuesday the 15 arriving early the morning of the 17th Melbourne time. I spent that day seeing some of the sights and trying to stay awake to adjust to the time zone. I went to bed fairly early that night knowing I would not get a normal night’s sleep only waking up about 3am to see the news of the plane being shot down which was soon to be followed by the realization that some prominent researches and friends of many at the conferences were aboard.
Many Delegates were aboard the Malaysian flight. This included “Joep Lang, a pioneer in the field of AIDS research…Lange dedicated his life to researching HIV. Since 1983 he has been studying the virus and working to develop possible treatments.” Candles were lit, ribbons were tied and tears were shed. A gray cloud hung over all the conferences. Read More


Overcoming Violence in the Middle East Inter-Regional Training

Eric C. Jackson, WSCF Representative to the U.N.
Report on the World Student Christian Federation’s
May 1, 2014
One of the most transformative experiences I’ve ever had was attending the “Overcoming Violence in the Middle East” Inter-Regional training program of the WSCF. I’ve lived in the United States of America all of my life and only been able to hear “bits and pieces” of what goes on in the Middle East. The U.S. and pro-western media has painted a perspective that I’ve only been able to get a small glimpse of through reading, alternative media, and social media. This includes the frame of the discussion and language used in the wider global conversation on the struggle taking place in the Middle East. Read More


Report on May, 2014 Palestine-Israel Trip

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Submitted by Steven
Yes, I was this close to the Pope’s drive-by![/caption]For the first nine days (May 13-21) of my sojourn in Israel and Palestine, I traveled alone, including a four-day, self-guided walking pilgrimage from Nazareth to Capernaum on the “Jesus Trail.” For the second nine (May 22-30), I was part of the Challenge and Hope in the Holy Land Tour of the Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Read More


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