Welcome to Resistance and Acceptance

28Jan12

“For this is the day that God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Ps. 118:24)

Tomorrow, Marian and I are flying to Resistencia, Argentina to serve for a year as Global Ministries missionaries in partnership with the Disciples of Christ congregations of Argentina and Paraguay. We are very excited and eager to begin this assignment. We look forward to working as consultants for mission development, accompanying the churches as they seek to discern new phases of their ministry together.

We’d like to take this moment to thank a number of people and communities who have supported us up to this moment and whose generosity and friendship make our mission service possible. First of all, our churches, Central Congregational Church (Providence) and St. Mark’s (Spokane), as well as Shalom UCC in New Haven which we attended while in school. The Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ has been especially supportive, and the encouragement of the Global Ministries team in Indianapolis has meant a great deal to us, as well as the support of the Common Global Ministries Board. Finally, thank you to our families and friends. We so appreciate the prayers and wishes that many of you have expressed to us over the past few months

We will hope to update this blog on a regular basis with photographs and posts about our journey, as well as an occasional brief interview with people we might meet. Please feel free to leave a comment or two! (Though please be patient with us if you don’t hear back from us right away, because it will take us a little while to set up our internet.) And remember to check out our next post to learn more about the name for this blog!

We wish you all the best, and God bless!

Above is a photograph from our 11/14/11 Commissioning Service at the Common Global Ministries Board in Cleveland. Also shown are fellow missionaries, from left to right, Julianna Nitz, Gabrielle Worley, Katie Pickens, and Michael Joseph.

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4 Responses to “Welcome to Resistance and Acceptance”

  1. 1 Rachel Van Cleve

    Safe travels.

  2. 2 Tim Bobbitt

    Que Dios les bendiga. I’m glad to se we’ll be able to follow your ministry on a blog. Know that we will keep you in prayer. Could you look into something for me? When we were there in August the church in Vedia was in the building process. Could you update us on the progress and what they might need to finish? Thanks and saludos to the churches there. Tim Bobbitt

  3. 3 iris soto

    so happy for both of you to continue in the lords word blessings and prayers on your journey iris tcc

  4. 4 Jeanne O'Melia

    Que dios les bendiga. Tengan un viaje seguro. No bebes el agua.

    Cariñosamente,

    Jeanne O’Melia, Milan, IL


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