EES News

Encountering the Spirit in Agrarian Ministries

Sarah Mast (SSW ‘23) and spouse Greg Mast dream of leading an affirming, land-based liturgical community. They are using grant funding to visit several communities to explore how they experience and share Christ’s love. They will use what they learn to convene a diverse community in Austin and pilot several worship services.

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Through Evangelism

The Rev. Carolyne Adhola dreams of offering transformation to widows and orphans in the Anglican Church of Kenya. She will teach about discernment, the importance of a rule of life, and practice contextual Bible Study. Together they will plant trees and celebrate a harvest Eucharist. She believes that congregations will also be transformed as the … Read More »

Holy Play: Meeting God in Musical Improv

Will Parker believes that evangelism is relational. He has used grant funding to convene a musical improv group, with the specific purpose of connecting what they are doing as artists to what they are called to do as Christians. His dream for the project is two-fold: that the members of the troupe will experience personal … Read More »

Standing Firm With Faith, Hope and Love in Time of Crisis

The Rev. Shadreck Kwagwanji was inspired by the widespread fear of vaccination, and the prevalence of mis-information, about COVID-19 in his home Niassa province of Mozambique. He dreamt of empowering church leaders to recognize themselves as the Body of Christ, to support one another, and to reflect God’s concern for all people, especially the most … Read More »

Spirit-Led Community Outreach

David Patiño is inspired by liberation theology to build a justice- and healing-grounded kindom. He is leading an evangelism campaign in the Latino/Hispanic community surrounding St. Mary’s, Harlem. His work involves leadership building, pastoral care, prayer and worship, and storytelling. To date he has been busy learning about the community groups and getting to know … Read More »

Retreat on Racial Reconciliation in Burundi

The Rev. Simion Kinono dreams of a church that will prioritize racial reconciliation on its agenda. In December 2021, he held a four-day retreat in the Diocese of Buye, in Burundi. The twenty participants included ten Hutus and ten Tutsis, ten women and ten men. Kinono discovered that the retreat participants are thirsty for reconciliation. … Read More »

Soccer League for Reconciliation

The Rev. Dominique Ciza dreams of seeing all ethnic communities within the Diocese of Buye (Burundi) evangelized and reconciled. To begin work on this dream, he founded a soccer league of three teams, each with a different ethnic composition (Hutu, Tutsi and Batwa). He convened nine evangelists from these groups and trained them to work … Read More »

Cross Roads

The Rev. Marcia Sadberry is developing a bicycle ministry that uses discovery rides to build community  between church members and those beyond the church community. She hosted a well-attended pilot ride on Good Friday ‘21, which will be repeated as a Stations of the Cross ride on Good Friday ’22. She has a core group … Read More »