The Board of World Mission serves as the agency that helps to coordinate the North American Moravian response to disasters as they happen around the world. Most recently, we have been responding to the Covid-19 pandemic as it impacts many parts of our Moravian Unity. With stay-at-home orders and the shutdown of gatherings, congregations have […]
The community immediately north of Christ Church in Calgary has been flagged by the City of Calgary as one that contains a large number of vulnerable residents. Recognizing that food insecurity is a real issue for its neighbours, Christ Church was instrumental in forming a neighbourhood food pantry in April 2019. Working alongside two other […]
This year on June 19th, there has been an increase in the awareness of the celebration and commemoration as a part of the holiday called “Juneteenth”. While this may be a new experience for many, this commemoration dates back to June 19, 1865 when enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops […]
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The Moravian Clinic in Ahuas continues to serve patient needs even during the Covid-19 pandemic
Bishop Chris Giesler leads a congregational retreat for youth and adults in Costa Rica.
Members of the Sister Bay Moravian Church recently visited the United States Virgin Islands where they both gave and recieved God’s love.
With a deep sense of gratitude for the ministry of Bishop Sam Gray, we share the news that he has accepted the call to serve as the Pastor of the New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Bishop Sam will conclude his ministry with the BWM on Friday, June 12th, and be installed at New […]
With Covid-19 restrictions hampering in-person worship services, Moravians in Peru are going online.
Moravians from the West Side Moravian Church in Greenbay visit the New Hope Moravian Church in Jamaica.
BWM Mission grants have helped to provide online seminary classes, and trained pastors for the Peruvian Moravian Congregations
Camp Cuba brings together Moravian Brothers and Sisters from the US and Cuba.
Moravians in Honduras have had a hard time getting food due to the severe travel restrictions that come as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our MDR fund has helped them to get some much needed food.
Estamos Unidos keeps ministry going
Serving others changes who we are.
The Board of World Mission (BWM) benefits from its long-standing relationships with Moravians around the world. Just as we are often busy working with the Mission Areas we supervise (Peru and Sierra Leone) and the Mission Provinces we accompany (Cuba and Labrador), we also get to work in partnership with the full Unity Provinces with […]
In February 2020, the Mission Area of Sierra Leone held a National Conference to evaluate the current ministry and to plan ahead for continued growth and governance. As a part of the conference there was a delegation of international visitors made up of representatives from the Sierra Leone Mission Committee (a ministry led by members […]
Prayers requested for our Moravian brothers and sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
BWM Update Letter * Aprill 22, 2020
BWM responds to needs arising from the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Moravian Board of World Mission sees the Covid-19 pandemic as a disaster now affecting most areas of the world. Here in North America, many congregations are suspending worship services, Sunday school classes, Bible Studies, and many other group meetings. As a result, congregations are finding unexpected needs that cost money. The BWM is now […]
Earthquake Recovery Update from our Moravian brothers and sisters in Albania
Moravians in Albania afftected by a November 26th earthquake. Please pray for victims and rescue personel.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Written by Antioch Servant Aliceann Trostle June 21-July 22, 2019 When first arriving to Nepal, we were told we brought the rain with us: the rainy season had been long awaited and our arrival day was the first day of true rainfall. Although it didn’t last and we suffered two more weeks of dry, hot […]
When we get the board of directors of the BWM together, it is amazing to hear the many memories of mission service shared around the table. We thought it might be fun to share some moments with the outside world, so here is a compilation of photos and short reflections from our board members! Rev. […]
Church World Service Meeting in Washington D.C. – October 25-26, 2019 In late October Church World Service (CWS) held their annual member meeting in Washington D.C. to make the event not just a report on the work in the last year, but to add an advocacy component as well. CWS is an organization of 37 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Areas with Moravian congregations have so far escaped serious damage from the hurricane. Folks in the Bahamas were not as lucky. Here is how you can help.
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 […]
Mission camp at Laurel Ridge is an opportunity for young Moravians to have a hands-on mission experience close to home. Youth groups from North Carolina and Florida spend a week in the mountains near Laurel Ridge doing various jobs for members of the community. Through four weeks of mission camp, over 200 participants from 12 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bill starts where he left off, explaining that Steen was retiring and Sunday would be his last evening in Tanzania. His last night was somewhat spoiled as a young man in the community kept him up all night asking for money. It all worked out alright and Steen made it safely to the airport the […]
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 […]
Bill and Peg Hoffman arrived in the village of Sikonge on June 18th, 2019. The journey from Bethlehem took three days and included a number of transportation difficulties, but the couple made it to Tanzania safely. They met with the Tabora Moravian Mamas to discuss the program and members of the community in need. The […]
Last month I had the opportunity to drive down to Lumberton, North Carolina, a small town that was heavily impacted by the flooding last fall. I met up with Pastor Zach Dease and other members from Macedonia Moravian Church to work on a home in partnership with the United Methodist Disaster Response and Recovery unit. […]
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 […]
Your congregation is invited…encouraged…needed to join with other Moravians from around North America and serve people in your community.
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 […]
A tornado has ripped through portions of Havana, Cuba. Here is the initial communication that we are receiving from church leaders in the Moravian Church there.
The Moravian Mission Station at Wupperthal has been devastated by a fire that has destroyed homes, businesses, a hostel that housed school students. The worldwide Moravian Unity seeks to bring aid.