Kalaba Chali

Discovering children's gifts for ministry

October 29, 2014

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them…” When I served at Lovers Lane UMC in Dallas, Texas, one of the large congregations in the Dallas area, I learned one thing when it comes to big events! You always want to invite a famous person to come preach or speak at a big gathering. ...


Partnerships here and there

September 26, 2014

Partnership has become a popular term these days. It is a term used in different domains, in business, in human relationships, in legal practices and in religious conversations. We in the Great Plains Conference talk about our international mission partners (Haiti, Nigeria and Zimbabwe). In the last...


The global village at our doorstep

June 27, 2014

Exploring other cultures no longer means foreign mission work A few decades ago, being interested in other cultures than our own meant one is called to foreign missions. That has changed in the United States. First, demographic change and cultural diversity became more visible in urban areas. ...


Desmond Tutu's calling

April 29, 2014

  Faith sharing and missions   Today Christians are more fervent than ever about engaging in short and long-term missions. Some are motivated to share God’s faith with others. Others are attracted to mission because of their passion to change the world. Mission becomes faith sharing when ...