Global Mission Ministry
- Can people who live in one of Africa’s poorest countries save money? How does one manage to save money when your annual family income is a couple dollars a day? And how do community organizations, even congregations, function and survive in a time of civil war, chaos and lawlessness? What is the purpose of saving? There are responses to those questions but first a look at microfinance, what it is and why it’s important.
Microfinance is a term referring to financial training and activities for individuals and small-scale entrepreneurs lacking access ... more
- When you get to be 150 years old, you probably think you’ve seen it all. As a church, Zion can nearly make that claim. Wars, the depression, too-cold winters and too-dry summers. The list goes on and on. Throughout our 150 years, Zion has lived into God’s call to carve out a community of faith here in the Buffalo area. And sure, we’ve had some mission partners as well. Missionaries overseas, ministries to help those in need in our community, and connections with other churches doing the same have all ... more
- Minda grew up as a ‘PK’ (pastor’s kid) with her father first serving as a Methodist pastor, and then working for the Billy Graham Association. In many of the congregations he served, her mother was the choir director. Minda was even put into service herself as a stand-in flower girl at some of the weddings her dad performed. Her parents were the chaperones for summer church youth camps in Colorado, so Minda and her sister and brother always got to go along. As a family they also attended several one ... more