Mission Experiences of Compassion, Challenge, and Hope: Putting faith into action in the season of Lent & Easter
March 1, 2022
By: Ardell Graner, UM Missionary to Bolivia
Lent is a time of penitence and soul searching, following Jesus to the cross and on to his crucifixion and resurrection. It is a time to take refuge from the world’s distractions in order to connect with the deeper resonance of God.
The following is a series of reflections prepared by 47 people who share their stories in the light of the Biblical passages for this season of Lent, 2022. The writers are fellow missionaries, family members, friends, clergy and laypersons, all of whom have shared their lives in service with others. We are grateful to each writer for sharing personal experiences and lessons learned, often in the midst of great pain.
These good folks have been gathered much like a flash mob, brought together for a one-time performance, a one-time action of grace for all, to surprise you with their music, like you have never heard it before.
We share our testimonies to encourage all to follow the path and passion that we see in Jesus. All of life is changing, the world and the church are changing. And God is moving. We long to walk with God and God’s people, in the midst of these changes.
God of justice, may we be aware of others and all life, especially in their pain and struggles. May we be willing and open to give and receive love, to forgive and be forgiven.
Find additional Lenten resources here.