Sharon's Blog

Reflections from the General Minister and President, Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins.

May 13, 2013 – Hefei
Posted: May 16, 2013

Sharon visits a church and government officials in a town where Disciple missionaries first arrived more than 100 years ago.

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"It's all about love"

YWCA and YMCA ministries in China assist migrants, autistic children and youth….all in love and helped in part by Disciples Mission Fund (DMF).

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Posted on May 10, 2013
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Reflections Post-Sandy

On the day that Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast, one pastor of a Disciples congregation in Brooklyn threw a case of water in the back seat of his car and headed out to the worst hit zone nearby. That congregation is now adopting two schools for the long haul. Another partner congregation, within days had worked their connections and were bringing van loads of food and water and supplies to the hardest hit areas.

So much has happened in the news since “Superstorm Sandy” that the nation would almost have forgotten about it – except for the spotlight that Governor Christie of New Jersey brings to the Congressional wrangling over aid funding.

But the people who lived through Sandy won’t forget this storm ever.

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Posted on January 18, 2013
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Shedding layers

Every season has its beauty. The stark leafless trees against the Midwest winter sky can be breathtaking. Perhaps because the winter cold has set in, though, I am thinking of spring! There is that great moment in spring when you first take off the heavy coat and boots, scarves and gloves and step outside in your shirt sleeves to feel the sun warm against your skin. You move out unencumbered, free to explore the greening, budding world of new life that has been waiting all winter to be born.

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Posted on December 27, 2012
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