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Prayers for Christmas: Renewal


Today’s prayer comes from Lynn Myrick, a missioner currently serving in Bolivia:

“I am grateful that God continually renews the human spirit in the midst of suffering and struggle. 

In the new year, I bless the efforts of all those who strive to renew the earth: artists, musicians, scientists, teachers, engineers, doctors and nurses — in the words of Adrienne Rich, ‘those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.'”

Bolivian flute player
Lynn and Joel, missioners/teachers
Agronomy student at UAC 
Children dancing in Bolivia
Nurses at church ceremony in Bolivia
Lee, missioner, painting a creche 

Franciscan Mission Service is blessed by the diverse talents of our missioners and their communities overseas. It is our hope that their presence in healthcare, education, ecology and church ministry will create channels of peace and beacons of hope abroad and in North America.

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Have you considered using your gifts as a missioner overseas?

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Lynn Myrick is a returned missioner who served with her husband Joel Vaughn in Cochabamba, Bolivia from 2009 to 2012.