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  • September 19 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 19, 2021
    Destroying Intimacy Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scr...
  • Week 3 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 16, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • September 12 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 12, 2021
    Developing Intimacy Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scr...
  • Week 2 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 9, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • September 5 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 5, 2021
    Why Vulnerability? Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scri...
  • Hurricane Ida Relief Thursday, September 2, 2021
    Friends in Christ, I hope that you and all your friends and family on the Gulf Coast were safe and secure as Hurricane Ida passed through, leaving destructive flooding and wind damage in its wake....
  • Week 1 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 2, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • Try Vulnerability Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    Alyssa Robinson shares why she struggles with vulnerability. I don’t understand vulnerability. There. I said it. I’ve seen all of Brene Brown’s Netflix specials, watched a few...
  • Jesus as Lord Monday, August 30, 2021
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares what it means to her when she says, "Jesus is Lord." In G.F. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” my favorite and the most thrilling part from the ...
  • August 29 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 29, 2021
    Jesus as Lord Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scripture...
  • Jesus as Prophet Sunday, August 22, 2021
    Rev. Bill Mauldin shares why he loves exploring who Jesus was as a prophet: I have always liked a little bit of danger; I think it adds a little spice to life. As a teen I really enjoyed...
  • August 22 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 22, 2021
    Jesus as Prophet Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested script...
  • Jesus as Teacher Monday, August 16, 2021
    Rev. Doug Meyer shares the qualities of a good teacher and how Jesus exemplified the role of teacher. For me there are few things more fun than a class with an animated engaging teacher: one w...
  • August 15 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 15, 2021
    Jesus as Teacher Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested script...
  • Jesus as Friend Monday, August 9, 2021
    Rev. Daniel Humbert  shares his understanding of who Jesus is as a man, focusing on his role as a friend: I have been tremendously fortunate to have had many close friends throughout ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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