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Missionaries from Mozambique will visit churches

Kim and Eric Free, who have spent recent years in central Mozambique on the southeast coast of Africa, will be itinerating in the Pacific Northwest in February 2017.  Both Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ churches have supported this young couple from Oregon and will share their time while they are in the region.

Ruth Brandon of the Global Ministries Committee for the PNC-UCC and Northwest Region DOC is recruiting churches to host the missionaries.

The Frees have been working in agriculture, health, empowerment of women and more within the United Church of Christ in Mozambique that invited them.

“They have many interesting learnings and stories,” said Ruth.

Because of armed action in the area where they were assigned, they are temporarily back in the United States for their own safety.  They hope to return when it is safe again. 

Congregations may invite them to participate in worship, study groups, clergy gatherings, women’s, men’s and youth groups, retreats, cross-denominational events and special events.

From Feb 1 to 14 they can be West of the Cascades and Feb. 15 to 28 they can be East of the Cascades. 

“We further hope that you will reach across the denominational lines and plan cluster events where possible,” Ruth said.

“Only four churches will be able to have them preach unless services are not Sunday mornings,” she said, reminding that there are many days open between Sundays.

Those interested may contact Ruth, a member of Everett UCC at 425-220-2476 or, or contact Janet Larsen of Othello at 509-488-1236 or 509-302-8395 or


Pacific Northwest United Church of Christ News © November-December 2016


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