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Hungering World

St. Michaels has mission partners in a number of countries, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and his healing grace to the hungering world.  Some are missionaries that we support in areas that do not permit Christian mission, like China and Yemen.  Others are partners that regularly receive mission teams from St. Michaels in the Ukraine and Burundi.

In China, we support the work of Rev. Tabitha Wang, who is Chinese and has been ordained in the Anglican church.  She is working on her doctorate in anthropology but is also helping to plant home churches; it is estimated that there are now over 100 million Christians in China, most of them in home churches not in the recognized Chinese church.

In Yemen, we support the work of a young man who is spreading the gospel there and has a growing group of Christians who meet regularly for Bible study and worship.

St. Michaels former rector, the Rev. Rick Belser and his wife, are in Alexandria, Egypt where he is leading the Christian seminary there and educating scripturally sound young Christian leaders in a country where there is growing intolerance towards Christians.

Several groups of men, women and young people from St. Michaels have gone on mission to Burundi, a country just south of Rwanda, that is recovering from the same civil war and genocide that took place there.  While there was an outpouring of aid for Rwanda, Burundi was largely forgotten and is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.  While countries like Libya are sending millions of oil dollars to Burundi to convert the people to Islam and build mosques, schools and hospitals, our Christian partners there are seeing the Holy Spirit working to use them with very few resources to bring thousands of people to Christ.  They have built orphanages and schools where there are no tribal identities, just Christians, in hopes of raising a new generation of leaders that will bring renewal to the country and change the way the Burundians see themselves.  They have reached out to the Batwa, or pygmies, who are not even considered citizens and have nothing and they have built houses and schools for them and led them to Christ.  And they have sent out hundreds of evangelists across the country every summer who convert thousands of people each year. Not only do our teams minister to the people reached by these partners, but they also provide prayer, teaching and support to Christian ministers there who have very few resources and do amazing work with very little.

Mission teams from St. Michaels have also gone to the Ukraine for a number of years.  The teams work with a group of Christian ministers in a rural area several hours from Kiev.  The people there have very little and grow what they eat, and they have suffered greatly under communism, wars and Chernobyl.  The teams go throughout the villages, taking them groceries and witnessing to them.  They visit elderly and handicapped people in institutions who have been forgotten and need to hear about the love of Christ, and they have conducted healing services where Ukrainian people receive healing prayer for their physical and spiritual needs.  One year our congregation raised money for the mission team to buy a tractor for the church there because they had no farm machinery in this area.  Not only did it provide more crops for their members, but it was also an instrument for evangelism across the countryside because they were able to help so many others with their crops. Our teams have seen these congregations in the Ukraine grow rapidly and have brought many people to Christ through their witness.

There is one theme that rings true through all of St. Michael’s mission trips: they go to help and minister to the people there, but the missionaries themselves are the ones who really benefit and are most changed by their experience. And they are rewarded in the knowledge that they are being faithful to the commandment of Christ to take His gospel to “the ends of the earth”.

Ukraine Healing Mission

Burundi Mission

And other areas that includes the 10-40 Window.  Defined, the 10-40 window is a term coined by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush in 1990 to refer those regions of the eastern hemisphere located between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator, a general area having the least access to the Christian message and Christian resources on the planet. The 10/40 Window concept highlights these three elements: an area of the world with great poverty and low quality of life, combined with lack of access to Christian resources. The Window forms a band encompassing Saharan and Northern Africa, as well as almost all of Asia (West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia and much of Southeast Asia). Roughly two-thirds of the world population lives in the 10/40 Window. The 10/40 Window is populated by people who are predominantly Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Animist, Jewish or Atheist. Many governments in the 10/40 Window are formally or informally opposed to Christian work of any kind within their borders.

Archived Articles from the Messenger Newsletter

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  • Burundi & Water Missions On Monday, October 4th, representatives from Water Missions’ office in Uganda arrived in Bujumbura, Burundi, to begin the installation of two of their clean water units there. These units are the first WMI units in Burundi, and are gifts from the St. Michaels parish. They were underwritten from funds collected specifically for Burundi missions, and…
  • Praise God! And thank you, St. Michaels! Many of us prayed and worked to try to get safe water to our friends in Burundi. You may recall we agreed to underwrite, from gifts by St. Michaelites to our missions there, two water units in Burundi: one at the orphanage in Gitega, and another where Passie is ministering to the Batwa (pygmies) in…
  • The Focus of the 2011 Burundi Mission This will be our 7th mission to Burundi, as we have developed wonderful partnerships with local leaders who are Godly men, who get things done. For this trip, we intend to focus on three areas: prayer ministry; medical education; and equipping church leaders. We intend to offer help at two levels: to provide direct services,…
  • News from Ukraine! Three months ago, a team of 15 returned from the seventh Healing Mission to Ukraine. Through generous donations in support of the mission, literally hundreds of people received prayer, healing, salvation in Jesus, groceries, medicine, hope, wood for heating and cooking, funds to continue renovations on their growing churches, and financial support for the farm…
  • The Minister Market Garden The vision of the market garden is to become part of the community by being a presence at markets in the local area. The foundation for the market garden is to be a place for the people to come to work the ground as a spiritual discipline, to take time out of day to day…
  • Haiti Mission Trip by Libby Culmer I was privileged to spend the last week in Haiti with an Organization called Compassion International. Forty years ago they decided they needed to do their part to help end poverty. They decided that they would do this one child at a time. They now offer sponsorship programs across the world in the poorest areas.…
  • Water Missions International WATER. We drink it. We cook with it. We use it to wash our hands. We use it to shower. We use it for laundry and dishes. We water our lawns with it. And we even fill up swimming pools and play in it. The truth is, water is an integral part of life as…
  • Update from Doug Born Praise report: Though sacrificial giving by friends the bill for my lawyer has been paid, I would ask for your prayers for Miss Amanda as she goes over the paperwork before she resubmits my application for my green card, she is very dedicated person and spends a lot of time making shore that the application…
  • Update from Doug Born Hello, Just got my computer fixed, hence the delay in getting back to you with a report of the wedding. I went to Trafalgar square it had to be seen to be believed, it was packed with YOUNG PEOPLE, and young families, it was unbelievable that so many of the younger generation where there, especially…
  • My Time with St. Michael’s Church From the time I met the first team from St Michael in 2008, I was amazed to see people full of love for people and Joy for God . I was much inspired by the flexibility their showed to us during the their visits in February and summer 2009 when they had to spend  the…
  • Mission to Belize, by Ed & Georgia Barnett During the first 9 days of July Georgia and I were blessed with the opportunity to take part in an ongoing missionary ministry in Belize. We would have of course preferred to be with a St.Michael’s missions team, but we had both previously experienced the long travel times to Burundi and Ukraine and were not sure…
  • Harvest for Christ: Burundi News Hello Dear in the Lord , “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever “. He can do the same miracles he performed many years ago in each generation and people group. People are not the same instead. They can change from generation to generation and from people group to people group  .…
  • Ukraine Mission Team Retreat Dear Parishioners and Friends: Your St. Michael’s Ukraine Mission Team has been diligent throughout the spring and summer in preparing our hearts and minds for this mission. We have met together almost every other weekend. First, we sincerely thank each one you who has shown your support, not only financially but also with your prayers.…
  • Reflection on Rick & Annie Belser’s Talk on Egypt Sunday, October second was a joyful day at St. Michaels when we welcomed home Rick and Annie Belser. They had been in Egypt for the last six months where our former Rector had served at the Anglican Seminary in Alexandria and came to tell us about their experiences there. Several hundred parishioners stayed after the…
  • St. Michael’s 8th Healing Mission to Ukraine ~ October 6 – 16, 2011 Team Operating in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT! Pastors and Wives 1. Pastor Peter Chernyavskyy and Valentina Chernyavska 2. Pastor Sasha Morgun 3. Deacon Sasha Tomnitskyy 4. Pastor Sergey Tsikal and Oksana Tsikal Interpreters 1. Maryna Shtykh          Марина 2. Inna Morozyuk          Інна 3. Anya Kurinna            Аня 4.  Ira Nosal              …
  • 2011 Healing Mission Daily Schedule Thursday, October 6:  Arrive Chas. Airport BY 9:30 a.m., departure from Charleston Intl. Airport 12:16 p.m. Friday, October 7:  Arrive Borispol Airport, Kiev, Ukraine 1:20 p.m. Met by Pastor Peter and Friends; 2-3 hour ride to Zhytomir; Team gathering; home assignments with three families (4 team members in each home) Saturday, October 8:  Orientation with…
  • Ukraine Facts After the Bolshevik Revolution more than 7 million Ukrainian Men, Women and Children were systematically starved to death by the Soviet Union. After the Germans invaded the Ukraine during World War 2, they murdered 7 million Ukrainians. 2.5 Million Ukrainian Men died fighting the Germans. Between 1921 and 1943 half the population of the Ukraine…
  • The Rev. Charles Baldwin – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 “Pure and undefiled religion is this...to visit orphans” (James 1:27a) A story; a blessing; a Bible; and a piece of candy. It wasn’t just any story, it was the Gospel story.  The 130 orphans were born after the “Communist Era”, but their parents and grandparents were told “there is no God... the State will take…
  • Jean Corbett – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 UKRAINIAN HOSPITALITY   We were lovingly welcomed by Pastor Peter and Valentina; our other two host families (who were welcoming four new team members into their homes); the pastors and leaders of the Baptist Churches; several congregations; and there were gracious speeches by the Mayors of two villages, who encouraged our return because they have seen…
  • Johnnie Corbett – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 Our Team worked in harmony and precision doing assignments with the joy of the Lord in their hearts! Pastor Peter and his team of pastors and interpreters were a blessing to work with.  On Saturday, the team delivered 400 gift/food bags to the residents and staff of the Zhytomyr Nursing Home. All week, lives were…
  • Arthur Ravenel III – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 The Ukraine has a sad history, but a hopeful future. This country, which borders Poland to the east, has approximately 49 million citizens and was conquered by the Soviet Union in 1919. God has blessed this country with rich, jet black soil that has allowed them to grow abundant crops and known as the breadbasket…
  • Peggy Reeves – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 Each time I go on The St. Michael’s Healing Mission to Ukraine, I am amazed by the poverty and hopeless despair in the village people. I have worked with the poor and indigent here in America for years, but never have I seen such hopelessness and utter despair that is so prevalent in Ukraine. Every…
  • David & Marty Richardson – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 continued to represent to me a snapshot of God’s perfect gentleness, mercy, compassion, grace and love, but I never thought of Ukraine Mission in terms of experiencing God’s peace, that peace of God found in the scripture that surpasses all understanding, Philippians 4:7… until this year. Why had I not felt…
  • Weezi Shaw – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 As I reflect back to the first time I went to Ukraine-8 years ago-I have seen so many changes in the country of Ukraine, the Ukrainian people, and myself. The changes seem to have been slow, but actually that is not much time at all. The Lord is truly present there and we are so…
  • Laurie Snedeker – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 I have always had an excuse for not going on a mission trip - the children are still too young; can’t leave my husband to be mother, father, cook, grocery shopper and in charge of the household; can’t leave elderly family members; can’t take time off from work; or can’t spare the extra time to…
  • Betty Anne Tate – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 Upon arriving in the Ukraine we were divided into groups of four and housed in the private homes of three pastors and their families. Our host family of eight was a fine Christian one, whom we greatly admired. They were an inspiration to each of us. Our day began as we arose about 6:30 a.m.…
  • Simmons Tate – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 We decided to go on St. Michael’s eighth mission to Ukraine in order to give something to Ukraine. We found instead that we received much more than we gave. Our mission was constantly surprised by what we saw and the experiences we encountered. To begin with: our host family. Pastor Vassily, his wife, daughters and…
  • Linda Wall – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2011 Worship – is the goal in missions, “the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God”. (A statement from our pre-mission training: “Go Prepared”) It was such a unique experience to worship with the Ukrainians in their churches, listening to praises sung in beautiful Russian voices and accordion music. I woke up one morning…
  • Letter from Pastor Peter in Ukraine Dear Johnnie, Jean and a blessed congregation of St. Michael’s Church, May grace and peace be multiplied to you of our Lord Jesus Christ! The members of our small village churches of Leschin, Pisky,Turovets and Zarubentsy are very grateful to you for your ministry of healing and mercy in Ukraine! You have done a great…
  • Letter from Pastor Mykola Drozd in Ukraine Dear Brothers and Sisters, We thank you for your ministry and devotion to God. Your visit was a great blessing to us, through which God had showed us the power of prayer of believers. From you, we have learnt to share God’s love with other people by other evangelistic methods. A good action which you…
  • Operation Christmas Child Grateful eyes see God’s glory as well as His grace and that is how your coordinators feel.  We cannot say “THANK YOU” enough nor hug each of you tightly enough to express the excitement we have that St. Michaels has joined in this ministry. This past year was indeed a story of love……love of our…
  • Operation Christmas Child Packing Center St. Michael’s broke all records by packing and sending well over 160 shoeboxes to children aged 2 – 14 all over the impoverished areas of the world.  Yesterday, we had an amazing experience there a the Packing Center, learning more about the ministry, meeting other volunteers from other states and working beside them, seeing the…
  • Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child begins our first collection campaign April 22nd through May 6th! We are collecting hygiene items such as: toothbrushes, toothpaste, mild bar soap, combs, brushes, washcloths, hair accessories, etc. Please No: liquids or lotions. Bins will be near the Kinloch room and in the front office. Remember: You CAN make a difference in…
  • Faith Promise Reminder Mission trips at St. Michaels are cranking up!  The Ukraine Healing Mission Trip is scheduled for September 27- October 7.  The Youth Group is planning to go to Dorchester, MA late July, and a Burundi trip is in the works for January!  So much is happening, but we need our devoted parishioners to remember to…
  • Are You Called to Mission in Burundi? St. Michaels is working on our next mission to Burundi, expected in January, 2013. The mission will focus on training pastors and leaders, working with pygmies and orphans, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with some of the poorest people on earth. Since 2008, St. Michaels has prayed, ministered, loved children, shared testimonies,…
  • Be a Part of the 9th Healing Mission to Ukraine There will be an information meeting in Kinloch Room, Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 pm for everyone interested in joining the Ninth Healing Mission to Ukraine. The meeting is for former team members and first time Short-Term Missioners. Applications will be available. This is the first Hungering World mission to be commissioned following the February…
  • Newman and Trish Lawrence – Uganda Please PRAY for us while we’re in Uganda! For updates, please follow our blog: http://livinginthepearl.blogspot.com “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you.  But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” –Micah 6:8
  • GIC: How is Your Memory Holding Up? (you will be tested!!!) GIC:         Global Impact Celebration Life Commitment:     A time commitment to mission work in the home, holy city, hurting coast, or hungering world. Faith Promise:         A financial promise to support the missions of St. Michael’s Church. Ravi Zacharias:        A distinguished lecturer and author who was a keynote speaker…
  • Burundi Bound! Last February, the GIC made a huge impact on many people in our parish family at St. Michaels.  While some people have decided to serve a meal for the first time at the Crisis Ministries Shelter, others have decided to become involved in the Sticks ‘n Stones ministry on the East side.  Still others are…
  • Come and See: Burundi Mission There will be a meeting of those interested in the January 2013 mission to Burundi, after church on Sunday, June 24th, in the chapel, for about an hour. This next mission, our 7th, will focus on educating leaders in Burundi, supporting schools and orphanages, with an overarching goal of furthering the Gospel there. If you…
  • Ellen Hudson Brown on Mission to Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Kenya My week at training camp... the best way that I can think to describe it to you is the way that I first described it to my parents. It was not the best week of my life because it was easy or relaxing; it was the best week because during this week God gave me…
  • Prayer Requests for Rick and Anne Belser Rick and Anne Belser are being called to the continent of Africa, this time to Addis Ababa Ethiopia.  Here they will minister to an English speaking Anglican church!  They left Charleston on July 22nd and plan to return home mid September.  Please keep them in your prayers! Some prayer requests are: • Excellent health for…
  • Burundi Trip Reflection Africa: take two. Countless ideas went through my head about what I wanted to do with my summer and Africa was only in the back of my mind. When I heard Freddy’s talk to the youth group at the Hines house back in February, I knew Burundi was where I wanted to go. Everyone kept…
  • Ukraine Mission 2012 Please visit the Ukraine Village scene on display in the Belser Building Loggia. You will get an up-close and “kids-eye“ view of what the 2012 Ukraine Mission Mercy Teams see when they deliver food to a typical Ukraine Village home. Team members will be under the portico following the 8:00 am, 10:30 am and 6:00…
  • Prayer that Heals Published in Unfinished Magazine Spring 2012 By Stan Self I recently had the privilege of meeting Johnnie and Jean Corbett at a Global Impact Celebration in their home church in Charleston, South Carolina. In keeping with the theme of this issue I talked with them about their ministry of healing prayer. Stan: How would you describe healing prayer? Johnnie: Well, I guess…
  • Testimony of Ellen Hudson Brown Why She Feels Called to Mission Ellen Hudson Brown Testimony   My name is Ellen Hudson I’m nineteen and this past May I graduated from Ashley Hall High School. I have been a member of Saint Michaels since I was born and have been very active in the Church community here. In the ninth grade I even wrote a paper about…
  • Update from Trish & Newman Lawrence in Uganda Update on the current situation regarding the Ebola outbreak in Uganda This current outbreak was confirmed on July 28 after a family in the remote village of Kibaale had members dieing of a strange illness. It was first thought of by the villagers as a sign of bad luck or a curse, so many fled…
  • Action Team Captains Holy City Jodi Barr was born and raised in Charleston. She is married to Capers Barr and the mother of Capers (19) and Cannon (15). Jodi has been a member of St. Michaels for 2 years and presently serves as a member of Janie Wilson’s Pink Bus board. She is a talented artist and is…
  • Reflection on Burundi Mission by Eliza Tew Imagine, a little hand holding your own, pulling you across a dirt path through cow grass reaching for the sky while songs of worship escape from the same little hand pulling you along. This was my summer. Three years ago I was blessed enough to spend two weeks in the beautiful country of Burundi, Africa…
  • Celebrating Nate’s Accomplishment Oxford University doesn’t give away degrees. They are earned through hard work, slogging away with books in libraries until late in the evening, salty interaction with probing tutors, and writing long papers on sometimes arcane subjects. University life goes on all around this intense study time, but the heart of an Oxford experience is the…
  • Burundi Mission We are working on our next mission to Burundi, this time principally with a medical focus. In addition, the team will be assessing the possibility of working with Palmetto Medical to build a small inpatient hospital there. Tentative dates are Friday, January 18th- Monday, January 28th. If you are a medical professional, physician or nurse,…
  • 9th Healing Mission to Ukraine Ukraine Mission Plenary Testimonies and Video Slideshow Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 9:20 am (Kinloch Room)   Ukraine Team Operating in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT! Pastors and Wives 1. Pastor Peter Chernyavskyy and Valentina Chernyavska 2. Pastor Sasha Morgun 3. Deacon Sasha Tomnitskyy 4. Pastor Sergey Tsikal and Oksana Tsikal Interpreters 1.  Maryna…
  • Jean Corbett – Reflection Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Transformed by the Holy Spirit Johnnie and I, and all the members of the Teams since 2004, are grateful for the invitation from Pastor Peter Chernyavskyy to serve as short-term missionaries in the country of Ukraine. Pastor Peter, Valentina, the host families, the pastors and congregations have opened their arms and hearts to receive the…
  • Johnnie Corbett – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Transformation! However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.  The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of…
  • Todd Brown – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 How did I see hearts transformed in 2012 in the Ukraine? Obviously, the question above leads one to think about the impact our trip had on the hearts and souls of those we ministered to in the Ukraine. However, as I reflect on the question, I recall how many times the Ukrainians ministered to me…
  • Lisa Holland – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Reflecting on Ukraine Ukraine is a beautiful country rich in natural resources; but it has a tragic history and the people continue to live in darkness and oppression.  You can feel the bleakness, the hopelessness and the despair as you drive through the towns.  Everything you see has a gray cast to it.  And the…
  • Eunice Logan – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Answering God's Call I have been asked by several people “why do you go half way around the world when there is need right here.” In Matthew 28, Jesus told us to go and He would be with us.  It is also a part of the Mission statement of St. Michael’s church to feed the…
  • Peggy Reeves – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 A few weeks ago I went with St. Michael’s Healing Mission to the Zhytomir Region of Ukraine for the fifth time. Although each time it is a very different experience the end result is always the same. Each year I think I am going to Ukraine to minister to the people there. But it turns…
  • David Richardson – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 The Power of Your Personal Story Part of the preparation and training for Ukraine Mission is to learn how to share your personal story.   The formula we learn is simple; you communicate how your life was before you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you state when and how you came to know…
  • Marty Richardson – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Called to Suffer with Them For His Sake The most profound impact of my Ukraine Mission trip this year was the realization how God called me to suffer with the people.  My life at home has not been perfect with the economy and the challenges that I face in my day-to-day life. Honestly, I looked…
  • Weezi Shaw – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Transformed! I can hardly believe that it has been 9 years since I first went to Ukraine as a member of the Ukraine Mission Team. Not only am I nine years older, but the Lord has changed me so much. He is enabling me to see others, and myself, through His eyes-which is not always…
  • Linda Wall – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Worship - the goal in missions, “the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God”. (“Go Prepared”) It was thrilling to sing “Slav Te Crista, Alleluia” in Russian in village churches led by Weezi, our very own team interpreter and choirmaster. (Praise the Lord, Alleluia) I am grateful to our wonderful leaders who worked…
  • Elizabeth Zadig – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Transformation in Progress As Al and I traveled to Ukraine for St. Michaels’s 9th healing mission, my fervent prayer was that the Lord would use us to transform the hearts of the Ukrainian people through our Lord Jesus Christ. And of course, I was excited to witness the miraculous healings that the Lord had in…
  • Al Zadig – Reflection on Ukraine Healing Mission 2012 Where Did I See Transformation of Hearts The Church at her Finest Hour: Yes, I saw transformation in many of the Ukrainians we ministered to, but I also saw profound transformation in the hearts of our Team! What I witnessed in Ukraine was St. Michael’s at her absolute best. There is no doubt about it.…
  • Father and Daughter Mission Trip to Peru We had the privilege to go to Peru and work with Amazon Medical Missions this past summer. AMM works from a refurbished river boat and navigates up and down the Amazon River supplying food, medical supplies/services and most of all the message of the gospel to pueblos (villages) that reside on the river. Most people…
  • Uganda Mission: Read Trish & Newman Lawrence’s Blog http://livinginthepearl.blogspot.com/
  • The World Race – 11n11 The first time I heard about this “guy” named God was when I was five years old. My introduction went something like this: “Mom, could anyone eat this whole peanut butter sandwich in one bite?” “Umm, I bet God could!” my mom responded somewhat hesitantly… Now, to my five-year-old mind this was simply miraculous! Forget…
  • January 2013 Medical Mission to Burundi St. Michaels is sending a mission to Burundi January 18 to 28, 2013 with a focus on helping with the incredible medical needs of the Burundi people.  It is a nation of nine million people with only 250 doctors to care for them.  Our team, led by David Soutter, will be focusing on three goals:…
  • Operation Christmas Child A St. Michael’s Team arrived at the Operation Christmas Child and it happens that all of the shoeboxes go to Ukraine. They will be shipping 150,000 + shoeboxes. Please pray and pass on to other team members for prayers as well. Blessings, David Richardson
  • Mission to India In the mid 1980's, Mother Theresa of Calcutta, India, was a special guest of the Catholic Church in Charleston. On a rainy afternoon, she spoke briefly in the Johnson Hagood Stadium to a rather small audience. The tiny Mother Theresa processed in wearing a simple white robe with blue trim, surrounded by the Catholic bishops…
  • January 2013 Medical Mission to Burundi St. Michaels is sending a mission to Burundi January 18 to 28, 2013 with a focus on helping with the incredible medical needs of the Burundi people.  It is a nation of nine million people with 250 doctors to care for them.  Our team, led by David Soutter, will be focusing on three goals: To…
  • Burundi Medical Mission January 18-29 Please pray for our team working in Burundi now.  They left Charleston early in the morning of January 18 and after flying through Charlotte, Washington, and Ethiopia, they landed in Bujumbura and drove straight to Gitega.  They settled in at the Youth for Christ orphanage, gave their witnesses at Gitega churches on Sunday, and began…
  • Mission to India In the mid 1980’s, Mother Theresa of Calcutta, India, was a special guest of the Catholic Church in Charleston. On a rainy afternoon, she spoke briefly in the Johnson Hagood Stadium to a rather small audience. The tiny Mother Theresa processed in wearing a simple white robe with blue trim, surrounded by the Catholic bishops…
  • Bill and Laura Hewitt Off to India for Mission in the Hungering World! St. Michaelite’s Bill and Laura Hewitt are leaving Saturday, January 26 for Durgapur India to inaugurate the Good Shepherd Eye Clinic.  They are supporting the establishment of the clinic and its first 3 years of operation.  Cataract surgeries are one of the main focal points of the clinic. The city of Durgapur is in the…
  • Letters from our St. Michael’s Missionary Ellen Hudson Brown Dear St. Michaels,                                   (11-13-12) Hello from Nicaragua!  Today is my last day here and I cannot believe that the time has gone by so quickly.  I am sad to leave Nicaragua because of all of the amazing relationships we have made, but I am also so excited to see what the…
  • Jace and MaryBeth Davey Mini-Mission to Rafiki Village, Kenya We are an Air Force family, have lived outside the US for many years, and been to 35 countries…always bearing witness to Christ, but never with the thought of really being “missionaries”.  That notion began to solidify in the spring of 2011 after Jace returned from an official trip through the war-devastated nations of Sierra…
  • Reaching the Unreached in West Bengal, India When was the last time you took Communion with three thousand five hundred (3,500) other people? How about if many were poor as dirt and traveled up to 17 hours to take Communion as part of a three hour service of Thanksgiving to their God? Well, Laura and I certainly hadn’t until February 3, 2013…
  • The Process of Getting Water… 1.  You realize that the 53 boil-like things that have turned out to be staph infections are very dirty and you desperately need to clean them because you are having trouble walking. 2. You take about 7 minutes walking around the property trying to find an empty 20L jug. 3. Find a jug but can’t…
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  • Reflection on Healing Mission to India by Jean Corbett How did we meet a bishop from India and why were we invited to go to India? In 2011, we met Bishop Probal Dutta through a missionary and local retired surgeon, Dr. Mike Sabback. Mike brought Bishop to Embree Station Retreat for a day of quiet and refreshment. He heard of our passion for the…
  • Reflection on Healing Mission to India by Johnnie Corbett We took our first Healing Mission Team to India February 27 – March 16, 2013. We were hosted by Bishop Probal Dutta, and the Diocese of Durgapur, West Bengal, India. We arrived Friday, February 28. We arose early on Saturday to catch a train to North India near the Bangladesh Border where we held two…
  • Reflection on the Healing Mission to India by Bradford Marshall Our time in India was remarkable on so many levels. Our team learned, laughed, cried, prayed, and loved with so many people, and we felt your prayers. Thank you! In India, there are many different people groups and religions all coexisting in densely populated areas. Sights, sounds, and smells can overwhelm at times. Cars, bicycles,…
  • Reflection on the Healing Mission to India by Charles Marshall Thank you all for your prayers - we all remained well, the conferences and prayers and anointing for and on the people, Christians, Hindu and Muslims were blessed with receptive hearts and minds, especially on the second day with them. There is heart wrenching poverty and misery, but there is hope in that huge mission…
  • Reflection by Ned & Barbara Simmons Thank you so much for your prayers. We made regular withdrawals from your prayers deposited the India Mission 2013 checking account many times during the mission. Thank you for being on the team – sustaining, encouraging, and empowering us with your prayers. India was a time of learning and praying, rejoicing and weeping, fun and…
  • Missionaries in Uganda: Trish & Newman Lawrence Dear St. Michael’s Family, Greetings from Masindi, Uganda! It’s hard to believe that we have been living in Uganda now for over a year. The time has surly flown by. It’s also hard to put into words what this past year has been like. We both have been changed so much by this experience. We…
  • Missionary: Mary Douglas The World Race I hope all is well in Charleston. I really miss it this time of year – especially since we are in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoying a BRISK South African winter. The World Race – the crazy life of living out of a backpack, moving every four weeks, and having a constant stream of conversations…
  • Good Shepherd Eye Clinic The Good Shepherd Eye Clinic, a project of the women of DWFCS (Diocesan Women’s Fellowship for Christian Service), Diocese of Durgapur, CNI, has turned out to be a blessing for the underprivileged, socially oppressed and poorest of poor people living Below Poverty Line in the seven districts of the State of West Bengal in India.…
  • Newman & Trish Lawrence Returning Home Dear St Michael’s Family, Newman and I would like to share the news of our homecoming with you all. It is hard to believe that the time was come already, but we will both be returning to Charleston for good just before Christmas. I will return slightly earlier on Nov 27th and Newman will remain…
  • Join Palmetto Medical Initiative on a Short Term Mission to Burundi St Michaels, through the generous blessings of our parishioner’s GIC faith pledges, has partnered with Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI) in the construction of a medical clinic in Burundi. We will be sharing our financial resources over a three year period, along with several other congregations and individual donors. I have had the pleasure of visiting…
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