So Many Blessings

We welcome Cailyn P. to our Friday Thankfulness feature, which wraps up ufcwomen.blog’s missions week.

I kept stirring…I keep striving

Today at ufcwomen.blog, we are featuring a UFC missionary, who is currently gaining additional language training in France. She is studying “In His Image” with a UFC small group via Zoom each Thursday, and in this post she reflects on patience — and the process of making créme pâtissière!

Standing in the Gap

She describes herself as “a missionary who never wanted to be one,” but God changed this woman’s heart after a single, international missions trip in 2009. Today she shares with us a few words about praying for those who have been called “to go.” Join us at ufcwomen.blog.

Wherever I Go

Today at ufcwomen.blog, a faithful Jesus follower reflects on a simple phrase at the end of her daddy’s prayers that is helping her during a season of great transition.

Gardening and a Missional Life

We’re featuring different missionary women this week at ufcwomen.blog, and it’s an honor to welcome Amy to this little corner of the web as she reflects on gardening and a missional life.

Missions Week

Hi Ladies, We have a treat for you this coming week! Click on the link to read more…

Encounters: Missionary Hannah Plowden

Editor’s Note: This feature in the Encounters with Evangelists series was written several weeks ago by Phares Gilchrist about her aunt, who was a missionary in China and Hawaii in the 1900s. We feel it’s fitting to run today as we each face a call by God to minister exactly where He has placed us in this time in history. With borders closed to commercial traffic, it’s nearly impossible to leave our homeland to serve overseas, but God isn’t asking us to stop ministering. Just as Phares’ aunt chose to begin sharing the love of Jesus where she was forced to disembark on a trip back to China, we also have the opportunity to be missionaries exactly where we have been told to pause.

Total Surrender

Editor’s Note: This reflection and artwork come from artist and Jesus follower Ellie Escobar, who lives on Vancouver Island. Since I met Ellie last fall on an airplane to Washington, D.C., and shared her story and testimony with you in January, she has followed our blog and sent me regular encouragement from God’s Word. Ellie has expressed on several occasions that she and her sister — along with their Bible study groups in British Columbia and in Europe — have been praying for us, their sisters in the Lord here in Oregon. What a gift, especially as we enter the uncharted waters of COVID-19. With Ellie’s permission, we are posting her words to me this week alongside a piece of her artwork that is especially fitting. Many Blessings, Jaime Sherman

Encounters with Evangelists: Parents

Editor’s Note: In the series “Encounters with Evangelists,” UFC Women share stories of people who have influenced their walks with Jesus. Today Ginny Riley, who was instrumental in the discipleship of many UFC women during her years in Eugene, writes about how her parents consistently shared with her the good news of faith in Jesus. It is an honor to welcome her to this little online corner.

Encounters: Little Evangelists

What do you think of when you hear the word evangelism? Maybe you recall knocking on doors, missions trips, or curbside testifying. But there’s also a more general form of evangelism, one that is profound without the use of biblical tenets. There’s hardly a better example than the wonder in creation being shared by a little child.

Ellie Escobar in Her Own Words

Editor’s Note: In the series Encounters with Evangelists, UFC Women explore how face-to-face interactions with messengers proclaiming the Good News of faith in Jesus Christ leave priceless marks upon our lives. Today we offer part two of a feature on Ellie Escobar, a Vancouver Island artist and Jesus follower. She shares her testimony below along with the stories behind several of her paintings, all of which are shared here with her permission.

Encounters with Evangelists: Ellie Escobar

Editor’s Note: In the series Encounters with Evangelists, UFC Women explore how face-to-face interactions with messengers proclaiming the Good News of faith in Jesus Christ leave priceless marks upon our lives. We open today with a feature about a Vancouver Island artist and Jesus follower whom I met on a flight to Washington, D.C., this past October. It’s a joy to share her story and her artwork with you. — Jaime Sherman

Don’t Miss What’s Next

UFC Women has an exciting winter ahead here online and face-to-face as we look at the topic of evangelism, and then delve into a new study of the New Testament letter of Jude.  Beginning Thursday, January 16, Pastor Brett Gilchrist will take the UFC family through the three-week Continuing Ed class Ambassadors of the Kingdom … Continue reading Don’t Miss What’s Next