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Our Global Outreach

We send Friends to find ways to bless the people and nations where they live. It’s one of our answers to Jesus’ call to love God and love our neighbors, at home and throughout the world.

We’re yearning for Spirit-led ministry that bears fruit, whether or not it results in a Friends faith community. The Friends we send are rooted in relationship with Jesus Christ and aligned to NWYM Faith and Practice. We seek to express God’s love in thought, word, and deed. We pray that this love-as-service extends the Kingdom of God.

Please click through to find more information about the people we send, and how you can help send them—or how you can offer your own gifts and presence internationally.

It’s work that’s sometimes frustrating, and always blessed. Please pray about how you could participate—

  • to serve internationally in short-term or long-term ways,
  • to donate financially,
  • to pray for the workers and the people they serve,
  • to volunteer or lend other key support through your church.

For more information, please contact Shawn McConaughey, associate superintendent:
(503) 476 3383 or smcconaughey@nwfriends.org.

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Russia — Johan and Judy Maurer

Living in the outskirts of Moscow, Johan and Judy teach English and help nurture the ministries and programs of Moscow Friends.

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Johan and Judy Maurer are serving in Elektrostal, Russia. In this extraordinary country (proud, hospitable, and frequently suspicious), we maintain an “embassy” of Northwest Yearly Meeting.

We teach English in Elektrostal’s oldest private college, and find many ways to support the programs and ministries of Moscow Friends.

To make a tax-deductible donation please fill in the amount and click the Paypal button below. Northwest Yearly Meeting will send a receipt for each donation at the end of the month.




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Middle East — Elizabeth Todd

Elizabeth Todd is Resident Friend at Ramallah Friends School, 14 miles from Jerusalem.

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We’re thrilled that Elizabeth Todd is now serving as Friend in Residence at the Ramallah Friends School in Palestine. Friends have been part of the landscape there since 1869.

Our dream is to have a team in the Middle East who will work through existing organizations, focusing on education in English for adults and children. With Elizabeth Todd as our “person on the ground”, we Friends are seeking ways to be, live, learn, and love in the Middle East. We move forward in confidence that Jesus, our present teacher and true shepherd, invites and commands us to be a blessing.

StudentsWhat will make this possible? Donations, prayers, and a willingness to serve. For more information, please contact Shawn McConaughey, Associate Superintendent, shawn@nwfriends.org.

Please consider making a donation through PayPal or sending a contribution to the Yearly Meeting office at 200 N. Meridian, Newberg, OR 97132.




Karen Swenson has been serving in Hungary since January 1998 (and in the Teaching Abroad program since 2002).  Her focus is to assist missionary families meet the educational needs of their children.  Through her tutoring and teaching, Karen provides opportunities and assistance to students who are being homeschooled and students whose needs are not being met in other settings.  Because of her efforts, missionary families are able to remain on the field and continue their ministry.

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NWYM Board of Global Outreach (GO) sends Friends to find ways to bless the people and nations where they live. It’s one of our answers to Jesus’ call to love God and love our neighbors, at home and throughout the world. Friends Traveling in Service (FTS) support the existing ministries of NWYM through…

Ramallah:

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Cheryl Engel

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Ashley Weinacht

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Sam Saxton

Being Friends in Residence at the Ramallah Friends School—Friendly education for Palestinian kids since 1869. This fall, NW Friends join Elizabeth Todd (our long term FSA) to support kids and teachers and to volunteer in the community. Please pray for them as they live among people under the pressure of military occupation, tense community life, and an uncertain future.

Moscow:

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Anna Thomas

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Kara Maurer

Being Friends of Jesus in Moscow through the Language Link program. The FTS will offer English language training as well as receive Russian language education. Looking to serve their hosts, the FTS will seek ways to love and serve their Russian friends as well as support Friends work in Moscow.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Will you GO? As an FTS you serve between three months and one year.
You receive a mentor and gain experience being a Friend living and serving in one of several communities abroad.
For more info, CONTACT: Shawn McConaughey at shawn@nwfriends.org or by calling 503-476-3383.

Click the links below to explore how local congregations are partnering with and sponsoring organizations that serve around the world.

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Fill out the Initial Inquiry Form for possible service overseas.

Partner in these ministries! Your support makes ministry possible: Donate online (with linked tab) or send checks to: NWYM 200 N. Meridian St. Newberg, OR 97132