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.
On Friday, August 29th, American Baptist International Ministries (IM) missionaries, along with faith leaders from the Episcopal, United Methodist, United Church of Christ, Catholic and Jewish traditions, joined in a prayer service for Central American children fleeing violence.
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.
My name is Mary Weaver, and I am the administrative assistant to Rev. Dr. José Norat Rodríguez, Area Director for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean with International Ministries. I have been working with José for almost 20 years and prior to José, I worked with Rev. Victor Mercado for 4 years. I would like to share my recent experience of my trip to Cuba.