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Christmas Baskets

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Christmas Basket Time is Approaching We partner with Vose Elementary and some Military families through Partners in Care to provide Christmas baskets. We provide food bank type food, Christmas meal items, and gifts for the family. There are many ways you can help with the Christmas basket program this year: Take tags after Thanksgiving Make […]

India Mission

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November Update As I complete my first year of missionary service here in India, I want to thank you all again for your prayers and financial support. It’s been a year of ups and downs, but I am more confident than ever of my calling to serve here. I’ve experienced the firm hand of God […]

KBOO and Media Outreach

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I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.  – Albert Schweitzer   I believe what Albert Schweitzer wrote is true. In addition to our vocation, we also need an […]

Christmas Joy Offering

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Christmas Joy Offering: Supporting past, present, and future leaders Every year, society expects us to celebrate the holiday season even bigger and better than years before. This year, coming together to reclaim Advent and Christmas can be both humbling and fulfilling. As we excitedly await the birth of Christ, it’s important to remember the reason […]

Peacemaking Offering

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Peace Grows More Abundant When We Share It  In the midst of conflict, God spreads a table of peace, justice, and reconciliation. Your gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering this World Communion Sunday (October 2) gathers more people to that table.  

India Missionary Update

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Thank you to everyone for your continued support.  Pastor Manoj Magar, director of Rays of HOPE Ministries and ASHALAYA children’s home, had a nice visit at Southminster in May.  Thank you all for welcoming him!  Summer vacation has now come to a close here in India.  My holiday classes for the girls at the children’s […]

India Missionary Update

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Summer vacation, along with the summer heat, is well underway here in India.  After a refreshing week in Florida to attend an orphan care conference and see family at the beginning of May, I returned to ASHALAYA children’s home and resumed my summer classes for the girls.  The younger girls are thrilled to get to […]

Diapers for Defense!

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Southminster provides disposable diapers in conjunction with our Partners in Care program.   Partners in Care is a program where we help local Oregon National Guard families in times of need.  This outreach effort is greatly appreciated by the families.    When you go shopping, if you would buy a package of diapers and drop it off […]

Pentecost Offering

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“It was the Youth Triennium that rekindled the fire of my faith. I left Triennium knowing what the Lord was calling me to do.” The Rev. Perryn Rice was 16 when he attended the Presbyterian Youth Triennium in 1986. There, he stood side by side with thousands of other teens worshiping, praying, and seeking answers […]

India Missionary Update

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Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers and words of encouragement.  As I complete my third month here and look ahead, I am so grateful for everyone who has helped make this possible.  My time here at ASHALAYA children’s home has been a blessing to me, and I pray that it has been an […]