Wonder Stick: An Interview with Grace Mishler

This interview with Grace Mishler, Brethren member serving in Vietnam with support from the denomination’s Global Mission and Service office, is by Vietnamese journalist Löu Vaên Ñaït. It originally appeared Nov. 15, 2011, in English in the “Vietnam News Outlook” social section. The visually impaired struggle to be more independent by using a white cane that allows them to better integrate into society. “With my cane, I feel more independent in Vieät Nam. It’s my best friend here,” says American Grace Mishler, who works as a consultant at the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Newsline for May 5, 2011

“Give us today our daily bread” Matthew 6:11 (NIV) Coming soon: a Newsline Special Report from the Church of the Brethren’s 13th Intercultural Consultation. Also to come in Newsline on May 16:  A full report on the merger of the Church of the Brethren Credit Union with the Corporate America Family Credit Union, approved by

Newsline for April 20, 2011

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”  (John 1:14). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to tornado damage 2) A Report on Bethany Seminary’s Board of Trustees meeting 3)

Brethren Volunteer Hosts Meeting for Agent Orange Delegation

Grace Mishler serves in Vietnam as a program volunteer supported in part by the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission Partnerships. She teaches in the Department of Social Work at the National Vietnam University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City, training others to compassionately mainstream the physically disabled. Grace Mishler, a

Newsline for March 9, 2011

“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places…” (Isaiah 58:11a). Disabilities Awareness Month resources have been updated. The last Newsline announced the celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month throughout the month of March. For those who may have been frustrated by the lack of availability of worship resources, staff apologize for

Newsline for December 30, 2010

Online registration opens in the first few days of January for several Church of the Brethren events. On Jan. 3, delegates to the 2011 Annual Conference can begin registering at www.brethren.org/ac . Also on Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. (central time), registration for the 2011 workcamps opens at www.brethren.org/workcamps . Registration for the March 2011

Newsline for November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin

Newsline Extra for Sept. 25, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Personnel Notices Sept. 25, 2009  “Deal bountifully with your servant, so that I may live and observe your word” (Psalm 119:17). PERSONNEL 1) Alan Bolds resigns from online gifts development position. 2) Shannon Kahler called as

Newsline for September 24, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well” (Luke 12:31). NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust issues statement on financial crisis, investments. 2) National Older Adult Conference brings hundreds to Lake Junaluska. 3) Summer workcamp program involves nearly 700 participants.

Newsline for August 13, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Oh Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1) NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries receives $50,000 grant to continue Katrina rebuilding. 2) Ministry Summer Service participants complete internship program. 3) Mission trip to the Dominican Republic builds faith, relationships. 4) Brethren bits: