Ministry Highlight — David and Debbie Bochman

by Glen Volkhardt CEO, Paraclete Mission Group This month I’ll highlight the ministry of associates David and Debbie Bochman. They were the first candidates that Shelly and I processed into Paraclete. They had a long career with Mission Aviation Fellowship, and David was completing his dissertation for a PhD in Organizational Development. Their first major […]

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New Online Giving Portal

If you are a donor, you may have noticed that our receipt has changed, and it may have arrived later than it normally does.  We apologize!  We upgraded our donation software this month, and we’re convinced that we will be able to offer you a better experience because of the upgrade.  But the transition put […]

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2016 Summary of Ministries

The Paraclete 2016 Summary of Ministries publication mailed in early August.  If you have been giving, but did not receive one, it should be in your hands in a week or so.  We missed a few donors on the first mailing and the remainder went out a few weeks later.  An electronic version is also […]

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eReceipts Now Available

This month we are happy to tell you of a new way to receive Paraclete receipts. We now offer eReceipts sent via email.  You might like this option for a number of reasons.  If you are giving via credit card or bank transfer you can completely eliminate paper from your giving to Paraclete. This options saves Paraclete the cost […]

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Passing of Chuck Bennett, Former Paraclete Mission Group President

On November 4, 2015—Charles “Chuck” Bennett passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 83 years old. Chuck’s family says his was “the fullest life you could imagine.” His work in missions extended far beyond Paraclete. After studying aviation and theology at Moody Bible Institute, Chuck joined Mission Aviation Fellowship in 1955. He […]

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Coming Alongside in the Dominican Republic

As I write, I am returning from the Dominican Republic, where approximately 1,000 pastors, leaders and media workers gathered for the annual COICOM convention.  Along with my internal work as the CEO of Paraclete, our board allows me some time each year to come alongside kingdom workers outside of Paraclete.  This was one of those […]

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Where is Julie?

Paraclete associate, Julie Field, ministers in Ethiopia. She has been working with a local group in ministry to teenaged girls. This month they received formal NGO status. Here’s what Julie wrote in a press release to other agencies working with young women. Pink Girl Ethiopia is a licensed NGO in Bahir Dar- Northern Ethiopia! We […]

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Even in winter

I hope you and your loved ones are coping well with the continuation of winter that we are experiencing. It looks like January out my window here in Colorado, but a Facebook friend was bragging about the first blooms of spring last week! Hang in there! Spring is on its way. Paraclete associates are not […]

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Great Times for Coming Alongside

This time of year the weather news is filled with terms like “Alberta Clipper” and “Polar Vortex”. It is beautiful if you can stay indoors! This morning in Colorado Springs we have hoar frost covering everything. I looked up the term to make sure I had it right, and I’m pretty sure that’s what I’m […]

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Merry Christmas

This is a busy time of the year for most of us.  It’s ironic that our celebration of the coming of the Prince of Peace is not all that peaceful.  Our prayer for you this Christmas is that His peace would be your peace! Of course, His peace came to us at a high cost.  […]

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Thanksgiving with Feasting

Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving this month.  Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October.  I guess harvest comes sooner in the far north!  Many countries celebrate harvest days and times for giving thanks without calling them Thanksgiving.  Regardless of nationality, these holidays are often favorites because they carry all of the blessings of gratitude […]

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God at work around the world through Paraclete this Fall

Those of us who work from Colorado are loving fall in the Rockies these days.  Some will say that our golden Aspens don’t compete with the red, orange and purple of autumn in the North East.  That may be, but the colors here this time of year are nothing short of astonishing.  Maybe it’s the […]

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