As of July 7, 2021, donations to the Mosaic Conference’s Shalom Fund have reached $206,874.01, surpassing the goal of $200,000. “This is a testimony to God’s goodness among us during a very difficult time, as well as our loving care and compassion for one another.”
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If I treat each plant equally, with the same pot, soil, and sun-exposure … they might survive, but they would not thrive.
When there is a call for help from across the globe, as a church, we are called to act.
Mosaic Conference has continued to consult with Dove’s Nest to work toward a survivor-centered process.
We have seen our relationships enhanced as we laughed, used our muscles, and faced rain, snow, and extreme heat in our adventures together.
Often, the success of a church is based on how many people show up on a Sunday.
“Once during a gun violence episode,” Marrero recalls, “I met with both parties, and asked, `How can we resolve this peacefully?’”
When we live in the fear of the Lord and the wonderment of how God created us, it gives us faith. We become unstoppable with God!
“It is our conviction that when it seems that peace is most beyond reach, it is time to redouble efforts in working for peace and justice.”
If you see a need in your community, maybe it’s God’s calling for you to start something.
We appreciated hearing what our colleagues are doing and having the opportunity to support each other in prayer.
The Youth Venture Civil Rights Trip (July 16-24) was an eye-opening experience. Michelle Ramirez shares her experience co-leading this group, sponsored by Mennonite Mission Network. They visited landmarks of the US Civil Rights Movement of the 1950-60s to learn why our faith calls us to stand against injustice and with the oppressed.
Ruben Mercado, a pastor and missionary with close ties to Mosaic Conference, died on June 9, 2021 from COVID-19. He is survived by his wife, Guadalupe, daughters Heidy and Abigail (married to Franz), and a granddaughter, Hannah.
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