The Missio Dei

Quarterly Missions E-News from Covenant Life Church

September 2016

Confessions of a Messed-Up Missionary

Author: Phil

"Lord, please protect Steve from the landmines in Cambodia." That 4-year-old prayer is one of my earliest memories of church. Exposure to missions at a young age certainly had an impact on me. Yet my story is not as simple as, "I always knew I was going to be a missionary!" God Can Use Anything In July 2008 I was at a conference where 2,000 teens gave $90,000 in one...

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Missions: Not Just For Big Kids!

Author: Corinne G

This summer Covenant Life’s Middle School ministry took its first missions trip ever! With Disney tunes blasting, a team of 13 kids and 7 adults drove to Allentown, PA in July where they helped HOPE Community Church run a weeklong Vacation Bible School. Over 300 kids and parents from the community came to the free program and received food for their hungry stomachs and...

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Blessed Are the Inmates

Author: Joel Brunson

Two or three Wednesdays each month I go with a team of guys from Covenant Life to share the light of Christ with men at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg. It’s nothing complicated or flashy. We gather with five or six inmates to listen, pray, and share God’s Word. It’s easy (at least it was for me) to think that jail ministry is for the Marines of...

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God and a Green Card

Author: Ben Messer

This past April, over three dozen Latino and African parents and children tried to sit comfortably at elementary school cafeteria tables while men in suits explained the fundamentals of immigration law. Covenant Life member Chip Grange, an attorney who serves with Good Samaritan Advocates (GSA), had coordinated the presentation in order to reach out to the immigrant...

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Baptisms and Buried Treasure

Author: Lisa C.

Our day started early. We had to drive a few hours to meet a group of recent converts who were going to celebrate the new year by getting baptized. At first the Ethiopian countryside was green and alive with the hustle and bustle of people and cattle and goats, but gradually the road descended into the arid Rift Valley where camel trains and a rugged landscape indicated...

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Photo of the Dei

Photographer: Holly Hoffman

Teens from Covenant Life and three other churches join hands and hearts during a missions trip to the Dominican Republic in July.

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