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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 […]

MDR: Volunteers needed to rebuild School on St. Thomas

Volunteers needed for rebuilding teams to help build classrooms at the Moravian Memorial School on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Cost: $400 The estimated cost of the trip will be around $900, which includes airfare, meals while on site and accommodations. The BWM is helping to heavily subsidize the trip, lowering the cost to participants […]

Prayer Request for Nicaragua

Please take a moment to read the following request for Prayers for the people of Nicaragua. There are many, many, Moravains throughout Nicaragua. The impact of this violence, and ongoing tensions are being felt across the country. Please offer prayers and share this news widely. The following is written by Rev. Tracy Robinson, currently a […]

MDR Update: February 20, 2018

  February 2018 Updates for Texas & St. Johns Moravian Disaster Response, is an outreach of the Board of World Mission that offers assistance in areas of need that have experienced devastation from circumstances beyond people’s control such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc. There are two locales that continue to offer opportunities to serve through […]

Unity Prayer Offering: Church Land for Peru

  Unity Prayer Day Offering 2018. The Unity Prayer Day Offering 2018 will benefit purchase of a piece of land for a church office, the first to be owned by the Moravian Church in Peru. The Moravian Church Peru is one of the newest mission areas in the worldwide Unity. So far, the Moravian Churches […]

Total Commitment to Mission

The following was written for “The BCM Spotlight Blog” and appeared first at this link.  The BWM encourages you to make this blog a part of your regular reading! Check it out today!  https://unitasfratrum.wordpress.com/ Written by Executive Director Justin Rabbach The Church as a Community of Service: Jesus Christ came not to be served but to […]

MDR Update: December 15, 2017

The BWM continues its disaster response work through the Moravian Disaster Response (MDR) program. Currently, the BWM has scheduled work crews to assist with the homes of members of the Good Shepherd Moravian Church (actually a Unity of the Brethren church made up of members with Moravian roots) in Port Arthur, Texas. Work crews began […]

MDR Update: November 10, 2017

Please CLICK HERE to return to the general update page. The BWM cannot fully express our extreme gratitude to our congregations and individual donors who have responded so generously following the awful string of disaster through the late summer and early fall of this year.

Justin Rabbach Named New Executive Director of the BWM

The Board of World Mission of the Moravian Church North America is pleased to announce that Justin Rabbach has been named the Board’s new Executive Director. He will continue the work of the Rev. Judy Ganz, who is retiring at the end of 2017. Justin currently serves as the director of Mission Engagement, a position he […]

BWM Staff Profile Series: Sam

Meet, Sam Gray!  Hometown: Clemmons, NC (right now!) Home Church: Come & Worship BWM Position: Director of Intercultural Ministries and New Work I am the “connection” for the BWM with our Mission Areas and Mission Provinces and try to raise awareness of and involvement in that work within our congregations. I also help people to see […]

MDR Update: September 27, 2017

Please CLICK HERE to return to the general update page. The BWM continues to receive generous donations to help us respond in light of the myriad of disasters in the last several weeks. Below is an update regarding the current status of our response.

MDR Update: September 9, 2017

September 9, 2017 Update Click here to go back to the general update page. Click here to view the version of this updated emailed to congregations. There is quite a lot happening at MDR. We are doing our best to monitor situations on several fronts. The update below will focus on the reports coming into […]

MDR Update: September 7, 2017

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Please find below an update on the current response of MDR as we monitor the beginning stages of recovery in Texas from Harvey, the anticipation of further damage from Hurricane Irma, and listen to the potential impact of Hurricanes Jose and Katia close behind.

BWM Staff Profile Series: Jill

Meet, Jill Kolodziej! Hometown: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Home Church: Sturgeon Bay Moravian BWM Position: Director of Antioch  As Director I coordinate cross culture volunteer opportunities between Antioch volunteers and site hosts who have invited the BWM to join in their work and ministries. How many years in this position: I have served as the Director […]

BWM Staff Profile Series: Deb

Meet, Deb Swanson!  Hometown: Bethlehem, PA Home Church: Edgeboro Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA BWM Position: Administrative Assistant   I am the administrative assistant for Judy and the BWM staff.  I handle all incoming donations, acknowledgements, filing, organizing and re-organizing, meeting planning and coordinating, and any other surprises that may come my way! How many years in […]

BWM Staff Profile Series: Brother Rex

Meet, Reginald Knowlton! Hometown: Cinnaminson, NJ Home Church: Palmyra Moravian BWM Position: Treasurer My job is to do the accounting for the BWM.  A unique feature is sending wires each month to various mission locations. As Treasurer I get to keep the books, assure the funds are tracked appropriately and along with Sister Judy distribute wires […]

BWM Staff Profile Series: Judy

Meet, Judy Ganz! From: Madison, Wisconsin  Currently based: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania BWM Position: Executive Director (#bosslady) Personal Explanation of Position: I have the privilege of helping to guide the mission of our church and working with our global partners in the service of our Lord.  Pretty fortunate. Fun Facts About Mission Work: I have learned to […]

BWM Staff Profile Series: Justin

Meet, Justin Rabbach!  Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin Home Church: Ebenezer Moravian Church BWM Position: Director of Mission Engagement Est. 2014 If you want to be engaged in mission (serve, pray, give, etc) then we should talk. It is my job to help individuals and congregations notice God at work, discern their call, and put it into […]

Louisiana Flooding

The Board of World Mission is partnering with the Fuller Center Disaster Responders to assist flooding victims in Louisiana and Mississippi. You may click here to visit their website. Copied below is information from their program, and additional details about getting connected and involved. Engage in Home Rebuilding Efforts Location:Walker and Denham Springs, LA Dates: On going […]

Home is where the heart is…

Emma LaBella is 17 and a senior at Salem Academy. In January she travelled far away from her home in Winston-Salem to Lima, Peru. She found herself among people of a different culture and country who spoke a different language and worshiped in a different style… lots of differences. Emma was there to build relationships […]

Pray for Juquila and Peace

The BWM received the message below from the family of Phil Raiford, a missionary partner serving in Mexico. After sending out the urgent call for prayer regarding gun violence in his community, this information follows up on that request and gives the sad details of this ongoing situation. We ask that you pray for Phil […]

MDR Update: Serving in Hurricane Relief

Moravian Pastor Chris Thore, who serves as chaplain of the Richard Petty Race Team organized that group to go and take part in Hurricane Matthew Response in partnership with the United Methodist Church. Take a look at the video below. How might you feel called to take part in a response team?

Serve through Antioch!

The Antioch movement of the Board of World Mission coordinates adults, 18 years and older, in cross cultural ministry and service across the worldwide Unity. The following listings are some of the opportunities that are seeking individuals to share in the ongoing efforts at a particular site in the coming months. Boarding schools in Tanzania, […]

Pennsylvania Miss Amazing

Pennsylvania Miss Amazing is looking for volunteers for their event on April 9th at the Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. Miss Amazing Inc is an organization that works to help girls and women with disabilities gain confidence in a supportive environments. Individuals would be ‘buddies’ to the participants and help to encourage and support them […]

Antioch Servant Reflection: Sylvie Hauser

 The Board of World Mission is excited to share the update below from Sylvie Hauser, a young adult from Sturgeon Bay, WI, who is currently serving as an Antioch Servant in the Czech Republic. Sylvie graduated a semester early from High School, and chose to spend this time before college as an Antioch servant. Sylvie […]

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