News from Ukraine

This time of year it always seems to me that the country gets serious once again.  When we pass Labor Day it is as if the national mentality switches from vacation mode to work mode.  Schools are back in session.  Family vacations are memories, and cooling temperatures remind us that there is a lot to […]

Leave a comment


Refreshment July is prime vacation time for many.  A part of Paraclete’s ministry to the global missions community is to bring refreshment.  Many kingdom workers are in situations that make a traditional vacation difficult.  A visit from a Paraclete associate, can make all the difference in the world, like it did for this missionary couple […]

Also posted in President's Message | Leave a comment

Five Things African Believers Want to Tell You

Paraclete associates Jim and Arline recently returned from Africa.  They ministered there for decades earlier in their career.  Now they visit periodically in a come-alongside Paraclete ministry. Reflecting on their trip, they write of Five Things African Believers Want to Tell You.   1. “We’ve been doing this a long time.” Americans innovate and change […]

Leave a comment

What do you believe?

Bible teaching takes many forms in Paraclete.  Some are formal.  Others are informal.  At times those we train want to go deeper in their Christian faith.  Others are inquiring people from different traditions.  A Paraclete associate training in Europe related the following story: While teaching a seminar entitled, “What do Christians believe”, I asked a […]

Leave a comment


My husband, Kevin, and I recently traveled with three teammates to Maseru, Lesotho, to put on a retreat for the MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) Team. We arrived a few days early so we did projects in a few of the families’ homes and got to know them a bit over delicious meals. Kim and Kevin […]

Leave a comment

More than numbers

I have a privileged position that allows me to see the work of all Paraclete associates.  Recently I prepared a summary of Paraclete ministry, gathering information about what our associates are doing, where they are going, and the feedback they are getting.  The task has been daunting, but a blessing; Daunting because Paraclete associates are […]

Leave a comment

Encouraging News from Mike Garner

This morning, I met Kathy. She was excited to see me and asked if I was the pastor who started Alpha at this church 14 years ago. Good memory! That Alpha course was one of the first in the Bay Area and started many years of Alpha at the church and led to many new […]

Leave a comment

Recent Report from South Asia

“This year has been very eventful and we have faced many challenges. The Lord is good and gracious in granting us  health and all the needed finances for ministry. The seminary received full accreditation with the Asia Theological Association. The [grade] school received . . . permission to start the 11th and 12th grades this […]

Leave a comment

News from Jerry and Marilyn

Sunita and her husband, Ramesh (not their real names), are part of our “Empowering the Poor” project.   Since the project began last October, they’ve built a network of new friends in several poor communities near their home and have already had some success helping them.  While visiting in December, they met a young woman […]

Leave a comment

PinkGirl~Julie Field

I arrived in Ethiopia at the end of  September in order to lead PinkGirl into the new school year. We began in January 2011 with 15 girls and this year, 2012/13, we have exceeded 120 girls on 4 campuses. Last years success of 88% of our girls passing to the next grade has been a […]

Leave a comment

Mike reports from Malaysia

“My 12-year old daughter has epileptic seizures. They are violent and come out of nowhere. We’ve tried everything. Can you help us?” (A church school leader in Sungai Petani.) “My wife has suffered from depression for nine years. We are traveling evangelists. Please pray for us!” (After a church service in Penang) “I work at a […]

Leave a comment

New Web Site Launched!

Paraclete is happy to announce this new web site!  The re-design has been in progress for several months.  We hope you like it.  Some new features included online giving, an Online Community that allows donors to track their gifts and pledges, more information about Paraclete associates, a revamped news feature, a search engine and an […]

Comments Off on New Web Site Launched!