Year: 2019

Time to Dance!

Sister Betsy Miller is president of the Moravian Church in America’s Northern Province that supervises the Peru Moravian Mission Area through the Board of World Mission. Sister Miller symbolized this partnership by dancing with Peruvian brothers and sisters during a worship service in the “Somos Uno” (We Are One) Moravian congregation in Lima.

Shepherds and Pastors

In Spanish, the word used for “shepherd” and the word used for “pastor” are one and the same: pastor pronounced pah-STORE). Little Esther, pictured here, is the granddaughter of a “pastor” (her grandfather is the Rev. Aldo Gonzalez, pastor of the Moravian Church in Santayana, Cuba) and the daughter of a pastor (Sister Barbara Alien […]

Moravian Daycare in Cuba

Sister Yadira Quintana’s smile says it all! She is blessed to be a blessing. Sister Yadira has established a Moravian Daycare Ministry in Guantánamo, Cuba. More than 50 children are served by this ministry that she calls, “Los Moravitos” (The Little Moravians). The ministry employs local women who are very qualified (with degrees in Early […]

A Visit to Peru

Marni Wickert (sister of BWM Director Taylor Wickert) joined a team of Watertown Moravians who attended the 2nd National Conference of the Moravian Church in Peru in August 2019. The Peruvian pastors and leaders were blessed by a session “Preaching and Worship Planning Throughout the Church Year,” led by Pastor Kurt Liebenow. Brother Jeff Mallach […]

25 FOR 25

Give Watch the Video and Read Below to Learn More! The top priority for the Moravian Board of World Mission (BWM) in North America is building relationships with and supporting the mission efforts of our partner Unity Provinces (Costa Rica, Eastern West Indies, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Western Tanzania), Mission Provinces (Cuba, Labrador), and Mission Areas […]

Ahuas Clinic Committee Announced

The Board of World Mission is excited to announce the formation of a new committee to help provide additional focus and energy in support of the Ahuas Clinic in La Mosquitia, Honduras. This is a long-standing ministry which has seen a variety of connections with the Board of World Mission (BWM) over its 70 plus […]

Rick Nelson Receives Ted Wilde Mission Service Award

At a special service celebrating his retirement on August 4, 2019 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, Rick Nelson was presented with the first ever Ted Wilde Mission Service Award. Rick has long served as a missionary to Honduras over different stints of time, with the most recent being 2014 until early summer of 2019. In […]

Photography in Peru: Mission Grants

This year the Board of World Mission supported many Mission Grants, which are requests from partners to help develop leadership and support a global partner as they develop new ministries and begin their own mission outreach efforts. This post describes one of the Mission Grants supported in Peru. Brandon Lee Valencia Rivera is the 22 […]

A Honduran Scholarship: Mission Grant

One of the Mission Grants supported by the Board of World Mission in 2019 is the third year of a four year commitment to fund the theological education of Hiloy Ramirez Lopez. Hiloy is a member of the Honduran Unity Province of the Moravian Church. He is currently studying for an advanced degree in Theology […]

At the Corner of Whitestocking Rd and Whitestocking Rd

Starting my week in the mountains of Laurel Ridge, I drove many hours to end it on the beaches of Wilmington, North Carolina. I met up with Pastor Doug Rights and his team from King Moravian Church. We spent the night in Covenant Moravian Church before driving to our work site in the morning. The […]

June 30 Update from Sikonge

Monday evening Bill lead devotions at the hospital and because he was American, was asked about our current political climate. He began to do rounds with Kefas and Mama Kimwaga which was slightly complicated due to road construction. They gave out clothing in many neighborhoods and were fed generously. They spent the week traveling around […]

The Board of World Mission Welcomes Two Summer Interns!

Kyra Tessmann graduated from Valparaiso University in IN with a BA in English and a Spanish Minor. She is from Mundelein, IL, and grew up attending Mt. Morris camps every summer as a member of the Watertown Moravian Church. Her first experience with mission work was on a mission trip to Chicago with a group […]

Urban Service Opportunity in Milwaukee for Summer of 2019

Tricklebee Café is a pay-what-you-can community café that offers healthy meals, food-service training, and spiritual nourishment in Milwaukee, WI. This mission site is a ministry of the Moravian Church under the direction of the Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons. This coming summer Tricklebee is partnering with the Urban Gathering Center of Milwaukee and will be one of […]

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