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  • God Restores The Broken Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares her thoughts on God's restoration. God heals brokenness. Come celebrate the ultimate restoration with us this week for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter . May a...
  • Restorative Time Alone Wednesday, April 6, 2022
    Denise Robinson shares her realization that restoration doesn't have to be work; it can simply be a time of rest: 2020 and 2021 were especially tough for me. I know what you’re think...
  • Stripping Your Paint Monday, April 4, 2022
    Rev. Doug Meyer thinks about his personal restoration compared to restoring furniture: A number of years ago I decided to tackle restoring an old piece of furniture. It was your basic 100 year...
  • Lessons Learned From the Garden Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    Alyssa Robinson shares what Laura Sennott taught her about God's restoration, using her garden as a teaching tool. I bought my first house in 2020. I was so proud and excited, and my family ...
  • 20 Years of Restoration Monday, March 28, 2022
    Bob Mersereau shares his story of restoration. It took 20 years to learn how to trust God and give up on anger and resentment, but when he did he found a bottomless well of peace and love. My wi...
  • A Vision of Restoration Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    Dana Phillips is in the midst of God's restoration , and it began with a vision: Jesus restores us in the middle of our failures, mistakes, hurts, and brokenness. Sometimes it is one step b...
  • Restoration in a Lonely Pew Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    Rev. Daniel Humbert shares how God's restoration can be a time of quiet support from a friend: I’m the youngest of four—three boys and a girl. There were roughly 3 years separa...
  • God Restores Hope Tuesday, March 8, 2022
    Van Weaver is our Butterfly Ministry Coordinator at Trietsch and today she shares her personal story of restoration : I met Nate in 2011. We went on a first date and instantly felt a connection...
  • How does God see me? Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    This month we are challenging ourselves to “See What God Sees” in other people. As Christ-followers, we are on a journey toward greater compassion, empathy, and love for all of God&rsquo...
  • Meaning Behind The Magnificat Thursday, December 9, 2021
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares why the Magnificat is so meaningful to her: Special songs signify special occasions: “Happy Birthday” at a birthday party, “The National Anthem&rdqu...
  • The Millennium in Revelation Sunday, November 21, 2021
    Revelation 20 refers to the millennium. Please see the below explanation of the 1000-year period mentioned in Revelation. Wnat to know more about the Book of Revelation? CLICK HERE to read Rev. D...
  • What We Believe About Revelation Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    Senior Pastor Rev. Daniel Humbert shares context around the Book of Revelation and how The United Methodist Church interprets this Scripture. For many, the mere mention of the Book of Revel...
  • The Four Views of Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    In the Methodist tradition we believe that there are multiple ways to interpret Scripture, and Revelation is no exception. Rev. Daniel Humbert has outlined below four of the most popular understandin...
  • Messages & Symbols in Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    Do you want to read the book of Revelation, but not sure where to start? Rev. Daniel Humbert compiled a list of symbols, messages, and the meaning behind each to help you get started. Looking fo...
  • Live Simply, Spark Generosity! Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Alyssa Robinson shares where she is currently with her giving and how she wants to grow. You can learn more about living generously at TMUMC.ORG/pledge . In 2019 along with all the other Netfli...

Learning with Distance Mentoring

I am Brooke. Pray with me today: I pray that God forges relationships between the distance mentors and the students. I pray that as they learn English, they also feel God’s grace and love through these relationships. Every student on an MDIM scholarship – 8th grade through university – has a Distance Mentor. What, you ask, is a Distance Mentor? A Distance Mentor is an American counterpart for these Mozambique scholarship students, offering them invaluable exposure... Read More
at Friday, April 27, 2018
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A Life in Recovery

I'm Rev. Doug Meyer , Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries. Participating in the Reckless Grace worship series has been an amazing experience! It has allowed me the opportunity to do a check-up of my own growth, as well as an opportunity to share my journey with those in the Trietsch community. I have come to appreciate my personal journey of truth-telling. The growth opportunities that come with it will be a never-ending process. My struggle with the power of pornography started at... Read More
at Thursday, April 26, 2018
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I Dream of being a Doctor

I am Harate. Pray with me today: God, thank you for allowing me to continue school because of the generosity of someone I don’t even know. Pray that others are given scholarships as well. Meet Harate. Harate lives with her mother and father and one of her brothers. She also has 2 sisters and 2 brothers that live elsewhere. She has a desire to further her studies at the university level once she completes grade 12. "My dream is to be a medical doctor because I like biology... Read More
at Thursday, April 26, 2018
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God is Present

I am David McCormick. Pray with me today: I pray that we will feel God’s presence and comfort as we work to rebuild after the storm. I pray for health and sustainability for our community as we recover. David McCormick, Global Health Missionary (UMC) in Mozambique reported that on February 15, 2017, Cyclone Dineo made landfall on the Inhambane Province. This storm brought winds in excess of 120 miles an hour. The roofs of many of the hospital's support buildings were... Read More
at Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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God Pursued Me

My name is Mike Chasteen. I have been a member at TMUMC for 20 years. Although admittedly, spent the last several years attending other churches or not attending at all. Six years ago, I went through a divorce. In several ways it was a blessing because it made me take personal inventory and step off the hedonic treadmill my life had become. Additionally, I met the most incredible and amazing person in my wife today, Gwen. Through Gwen, I have learned patience and... Read More
at Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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He Will Not Leave the Orphans

I am Audrey Watkins. Pray with me today. Bless all children. May they find hope in their community for a bright future and a promising life! In 2015 we arrived at the Carolyn Belshe Orphanage in Cambine to visit the children. This is always the highlight of the Trietsch Mission Trip to Mozambique, knowing we will have so much fun playing games, singing songs and coloring with the precious children of God. When you walk on the property, the children quickly come up to grab your hand... Read More
at Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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A Vision of Hope

I am Arlindo. Pray with me today: Lord I pray for the Center of Hope. I pray for the health care workers who are trained at the center and for the community who receives health education there. I pray for the health of your children, both young and old, who live in Mozambique. If God gave you a vision of a hospital with no patients, what would you do? If you lived in a country with a population of 23 million, a life expectancy of 40 years, a literacy rate of 50%, more than 2... Read More
at Monday, April 23, 2018
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God Always Provides

I am Virginia. Pray with me today: God, thank you for providing. Thank you for the opportunity to work hard and provide for my family. Thank you for my customers. My name is Virginia and I live in Mozambique. I have lived a typical life for a woman in Mozambique. It is not an easy life, but God always provides. In 2015, my husband became ill and could no longer hold a job. I prayed to God to help us find a way to take care of our family. I had no skills or training and only a 7th... Read More
at Sunday, April 22, 2018
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God's Whisper Changed Everything

I'm Elizabeth McCormick. Pray with me today: Pray that my family and I may be agents of change and reconciliation for Christ. Pray that we are instruments of God's love and peace. I pray too that you will consider where God might be calling you to serve. I recall being a young teenager sitting in the pew on a particular Sunday when my body and my spirit were awakened. A missionary came to share her story about how God was working in and through her in Africa. At that moment,... Read More
at Friday, April 20, 2018
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Seek Justice, Walk Humbly

I am David McCormick. Pray with me today: I pray for God to guide the ministries in Mozambique. I pray that as people come to the rural hospital and the Center of Hope, they will not only experience physical healing and health, but feel your love and grace. I was born into the United Methodist tradition, being introduced at a young age into the workings of Vacation Bible Schools, Church Acolyte, and confirmation. In high school, through my involvement with the United Methodist... Read More
at Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Passing Love Forward

I am Amman. Pray with me today: I want to give you praise for the good things you are doing in Mozambique. May you grant me the strength and words to continue to extend the love and sense of family already in this place to those neighbors who we are still looking to reach. Rungo was born in Mozambique, HIV positive, mother died in childbirth, his father left the area, raised by his grandmother. The local medical staff denied the request for antiretroviral therapy (ART) for Rungo. If... Read More
at Monday, April 16, 2018
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Being an Overcomer

I am Mechaque Nhantumbo. Pray with me today: God, thank you for being with me regardless of my circumstances. May others feel your strength and the encouragement of others. Mozambique Development in Motion (MDiM) is passionate about helping Mozambicans become self-sufficient through entrepreneurship. So when Mechaque Nhantumbo applied for seed money to jump-start his chicken farm, MDiM program director Amman Fabio appraised his potential as a businessman carefully. Mechaque is a... Read More
at Saturday, April 14, 2018
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