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Alumni Missionary Support – On To Rome

Comments Off on Alumni Missionary Support – On To Rome Written on June 2nd, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Missions

Dearest Faithful Prayer Supporters,

Warmest of Greetings to you from Rome,Italy. I trust that each of you are well and have enjoyed a beautiful Pentecost Sunday. It has been a busy day of travel for me - but a great one. With an early morning flight out of Edinburgh I flew into Amsterdam with the Scotland team. After saying good bye and sending them on as they headed back to the states I then boarded another plane and headed to Rome.

Arriving In Rome

Upon arriving in Rome, I was greeted by Rachel Uthmann (BS '00) and her little girl Joy Vania, as well as my dearest friend Tanya Heilman (BS '00)who is also visiting in Rome this week. What a wonderful reception after such a long day. This evening we spent some time relaxing here at the Uthmann's...what a gift it has been to be in their home. I am looking forward to spending the week together and learning more about life here in Rome and their ministry to the refugees.

Refugee Ministry

Tim (BS 99) and Rachel oversee a refugee ministry in working with International Teams and have been serving refugees in Rome since September 2007. Tens of thousands of forcibly displaced people from Somalia, Eritrea, Afghanistan and many others travel through Rome each year. Housing, food and social services are difficult to find, but one of the greatest challenges that refugees face is the climate of prejudice and fear they encounter when they arrive. The Uthmann's support several local ministries with food distribution throughout the week while befriending individual refugees in order to share Christ's love. I am looking forward to learning more and participating in their ministry this week.

Thanks for your continued prayers,


Alumni Student Trip Photos

Comments Off on Alumni Student Trip Photos Written on May 27th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Missions, Pray For MU, Students


Read about a group of students and alumni assisting alumni missionaries in the field this summer.

Hot-Off-The-Memory Card!

Don't worry, Michelle is keeping you updated with photos from the trip. Enjoy them while they're here, because once the group moves into Uganda...WiFi access might get a little dodgy.

Having learned some of Scotland's Heritage, I started to notice the interesting street and restaurant signs and how Re: Hope church is working to bring revitalization to the church in Scotland.

What's Busking?
Kat busking down on Buchanan Street in the city center.dsc02506

Re: Hope
Church Building, communion, prayer, and Brian Ingraham preaching. dsc02511dsc02509dsc02525dsc02543dsc02554dsc02520

Mitchell Library...In Scotland?

dsc02563MU alumni from L to R: Brian Luse, Kellie and Brian Ingraham and Mike and Jaelyn Libolt (and me) in front of Mitchell Library here in Glasgow.  I thought it was so cool to see a Mitchell Library (the Library here where Brian Ingraham-Re:Hope's sr pastor - spends much of his time studying...much like his studying at the John and Mary Mitchell Library on Multnomah's campus!

Pray for us as we look toward travel to Italy soon!