Tag Archives: Ministry

Motorcycle rides and Baha’i temples

Hi. I’m sorry I missed you on the telephone, but the lectio divina (contemplative reading) was so good.  It has been each time I’ve done it – really stilling, grounding, centering, a time to connect with people in a really … Continue reading

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I haven’t told anyone yet…. but I think God thinks I can do it!

House Scholar Application Disciples Divinity House, Chicago November 3, 2008 Having grown up in the church, the child of two Global Ministries missionaries, I have long recognized the church’s profound influence on my life.  Perhaps it is no surprise, then, … Continue reading

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Called to Serve

Harvard Divinity School Master of Divinity Application Statement of Purpose 6 January, 2009 The dais pulses with people sharing the communion meal as the crowd surges forward to receive blessings from the Bishop of Vellore, beside me. Having received the … Continue reading

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How is God revealed?

As I go back and look at the letters I wrote several years ago, I find that some of the most important reflecting and writing that I was doing was in the form of application essays to seminaries.  Applying to … Continue reading

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The Child of Missionaries: Reflection, June 2007

This is a reflection that I was asked to write for a publication put out by the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa.  It was also published in Disciples World. I watch the red earth puff up in little clouds … Continue reading

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Invited to Pray

Just a quick note from present-day, divinity school Thandiwe that this is what I consider to be my call story, the event and experience that pushed me into divinity school, from where I am now looking towards congregational ministry as … Continue reading

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Extravagant Gifts: Missionary Letter March 2007

March, 2006 While Jesus was in Bethany…a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume…. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this … Continue reading

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December 2006 missionary letter

Letter from Thandiwe MBKG Pannai (Family Village Farm), India December, 2006 “When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between me and all living beings on earth.  That is the sign of … Continue reading

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First Missionary Letter: October 2006

My first “missionary letter”: As a Global Ministries Mission Intern, I wrote missionary letters about once a month to reflect theologically on my time at MBKG Pannai and to give people in the United States a window into my life … Continue reading

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Remembering Madhan Kumar: No child should die of measles

I wrote this post as a missionary letter for Easter, 2007, but this event actually took place around Christmas, 2006. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and … Continue reading

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