The summer 2012 edition of the Global Mission Support quarterly newsletter, “Hand in Hand,” is now available to download.
It contains a beautiful glimpse into the daily cycle of tropical life in Papua New Guinea by Nancy Anderson, who like her husband, the Rev. Rodney Norby, is an
ELCA missionary in that equatorial country. Pastor Rodney also reflects on what it’s like to be a pastor and, perhaps surprisingly, an accountant. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea is adopting Western accounting standards and “I help to translate these Western accounting standards to support the church’s ministry,” he says.
Also in the newsletter Young Adults in Global Mission volunteer Jackie Schuhle, who is serving in Malaysia, gives thanks to the Rev. Peter Harrits, a long-term ELCA missionary who is her coordinator. He also supports and guides seven other young adults volunteering in Malaysia. “I wouldn’t be able to be the best at my site without Peter’s support,” says Jacki.
Another Young Adults in Global Mission volunteer, Molly Cook, describes how connecting with a Malaysian youth group has deepened her faith. “They are some of the most passionate believers I have ever met. I have grown so much with them!” she says.
The individual stories are also available separately as bulletin inserts.
Go to www.elca.org/handinhand for more information, to read the complete stories and to download your copies of the newsletter and bulletin inserts. For printed copies of the newsletter, contact email@example.com.
To support any of the ELCA’s 230 missionaries, go to www.elca.org/missionarysponsorship.