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Sam and Becky Barber

Belize Friends School: FUM General Board Report 2014

The school’s enrolment has been a major concern since last year’s low student population of 10. In May of 2013, the school board approved an advertising schedule that included advertising in many media outlets. This measure, the good reputation of the school and our active presence in the Belize District Primary Principals meetings has brought us to a current enrolment…

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Joyce Ajlouny

Ramallah Friends School: FUM General Board Report

A Happy New Year to all of you! May the New Year bring you and your loved ones joy and good health. Here are some brief updates. Ramallah Trip I spent nearly two weeks in Ramallah in October. It was wonderful to spend time with the RFS staff, students and parents and to also see family and friends. It was…

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Grace Always – January/February 2014

By Eden Grace – Global Ministries Director “Mission is finding out where the Spirit is at work, and joining in.” This statement (which has been variously attributed to a range of missiologists — so it must be true!) echoes what I have always felt to be at the very heart of our Quaker mission work. God is already working in…

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Spreading the Word – January/February 2014

By Micah Bales – Web & Communications Specialist The friends of Jesus must have been in shock: He died in misery and shame, yet Jesus was back again — alive and present in an entirely new way. Not only had he returned, but he was actively guiding them. Jesus had come back to be their teacher, friend and leader. One…

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Meanderings and Musings – January/February 2014

By Annie Glen – Communications Editor A long time ago I was friends with a young lady named Heather. There was something about her that made me want to spend time with her. Whenever we were together, Heather seemed to be more genuinely caring about my welfare than had anyone else. She was quiet, calm and peaceful – qualities that…

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Out of My Mind – January/February 2014

By Colin Saxton – General Secretary “Follow me.” A few years ago, I saw several Easter-season advertisements inviting newcomers to attend special church services celebrating the resurrection. “Come enjoy our Easter program and a non-threatening presentation of the gospel!” Non-threatening!?! What is non-threatening about a man hanging on a cross who says, “Come, follow me!?!” Throughout the gospels, Jesus utters…

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The Importance of Discipleship in the Quaker Church Today

By John Muhanji The Quaker church in Africa was established through the discipleship of missionaries, and therefore the nature of the church in Kenya has always been missional. This means that we (the church) are to be disciple-makers. When I was growing up, I admired and respected many church ministers and other leaders for their lives of integrity and respect….

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Gathered in Christ: Disciple Making

By Dorlan Bales Welcome to the first of six Bible studies that explore the subject of discipleship, including being gathered by Christ and sent forth to serve. How and why do people become followers of Jesus Christ? There is not a simple answer to that question. For many people, two complementary influences lead to a decision to follow Jesus’ teachings…

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Friends Theological College Announces New Principal

The Friends Theological College Board of Governors, together with Friends United Meeting, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Robert J. Wafula to serve as Principal of Friends Theological College (Kaimosi, Kenya) beginning in mid-2014. Dr Wafula is an alumnus of Friends Theological College, St Paul’s United Theological College, Earlham School of Religion and Ohio University. He is a…

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My Trip to the US

By Judy Ngoya – Program Manager, Africa Ministries Office My trip to United States of America was one of the most exciting trips I have ever had in life. I felt like I was the most favored woman in the whole world! The day of the flight out of Africa I met eight people who were going to the USFWI/QMI…

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