For African Americans in global mission, this Black History Month has been a historic one in the life of IM as we seek to engage the Black Community of faith to be part and parcel of our missional movement.
The Rev. Deliris Carrión-Joseph, an International Ministries (IM) missionary since 1998, began a new ministry serving at Deborah’s House in Tijuana, Mexico in January 2016.
As we celebrate Black History Month, I have been struck by the thought of what it means to make history. I don’t believe that many of the civil rights leaders that we celebrate today set out with the intention of having their names in books or being celebrated every February; they merely saw wrongs that needed to be rectified.
It is with much joy that I share with you the great things for which I am so thankful for during this Thanksgiving season.
I always thought about what it would be like to go on a mission team, go to another country and work to help make someone’s life a little easier. However, this was just a thought. I never expected it to become a reality.