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Martha Vetter To Visit Rwanda

News--Martha Rwanda

The World Missions Team asks for your prayers for Martha Vetter as she travels to visit one of our world missions partners, The Dufatanye Organization (DO), in Nyanza, Rwanda, June 19 through July 13....

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Mission Update: La Gonâve Haiti Partners

News--Haiti Spring 2022

Our sister church, St. Jean Baptiste, along with the other nine churches on the island of La Gonâve in Haiti, are pressing forward with miraculous progress in spite of the lingering pandemic and travel restrictions, tragic political unrest and violence, food and medical insecurities, and severe drought. Truly we have witnessed the power of the Holy Spirit over the past tw...

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Prayers for Ukraine from Rwanda

News--prayers for Ukraine

When the war in Ukraine burst upon the global stage, many Americans were stunned by the tragic events occurring there. Even in distant places like Rwanda, reports of the Ukrainians’ blistering reality have spewed out like shock waves into their homes. Many Rwandese have only recently learned about the ethnic connections between the Ukrainians and their Russian families a...

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Abundant Blessings During the LAMB Board Mission to Honduras

News--LAMB Board

At the end of February, five St. Philippians who sit on the board of the LAMB Institute, one of St. Philip’s world mission partners, journeyed to Honduras: Susan Keller, Guv and Tammy Gottshalk, and my wife, Elizabeth, and I. Board member Joanna Macmurphy was involved with upcoming wedding festivities and was unable to make the trek to Tegucigalpa....

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Mission Sunday: A Day for Everyone To Enjoy!


You have probably heard: St. Philip’s Mission Sunday is this Sunday, February 20! And it will be a day for everyone to enjoy! Everyone––even if you have never thought about going on a short-or long-term mission trip. Everyone––even if you don’t feel called to serve at a local mission. Everyone––young, old, and in between. Why? ...

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A Letter to the Supporters of La Gonâve Haiti Partners

News--La Gonave Haiti

Dear La Gonâve Haiti Partners, As we begin a New Year of mission and service on behalf of our friends and colleagues on La Gonâve island, I want to start by saying “Thank you.” Thank you for your continued commitment to our Haitian brothers and sisters through your prayers and your gifts of time, energy, and financial resources. These have been considerable ov...

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Bishop Grant LeMarquand, Mission Sunday Guest Preacher and Speaker


The Rt. Rev. Grant LeMarquand is a native of Montreal, Canada. He gave his life to Christ while in high school in a somewhat dramatic fashion (long story) and has sought to be a grateful follower of Jesus ever since. ...

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“For Freedom, Christ Has Set Us Free ...”

Ishmael Vetter Issa

Ishmael rejoiced in his newfound love for Christ, but he also wrestled with memories of a terrible crime he had committed twenty-five years earlier....

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How to Pray for Our World Mission Partners and Missionaries


Each week in our services, we pray together as a congregation for the individual missionaries and world mission partners that St. Philip’s supports. These include The Dufatanye Organization in Rwanda, La Gonâve Partnership in Haiti, the LAMB Institute in Honduras, medical ministries in Honduras, and Water Mission. But besides asking God to “bless these ministries,” ...

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Thanksgiving for a Long Obedience in One Direction: A Tribute to Gerry McCord

Gerry McCord 2019

This past December marked 25 years that Gerry McCord has served St. Philip’s as chair of the World Missions Committee at St. Philip’s. That is twenty-five years! Also in December, Gerry stepped down from this role, and I will be stepping into it. As I considered this task, I marveled at Gerry and at his servant’s heart through these many years. Gerry lives his life ...

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