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Global Ministries hosts couple from Mozambique

The PNC Global Ministries Committee is arranging visits with churches for Kim and Eric Free, a young mission couple from Oregon, who have served in Mozambique. Eric trained youth and elders in agriculture, and Kim trained churches on health care.  They are itinerating and telling their story during February.

Erik and Kim Free

Erik and Kim Free

“They will tell of climate change and political issues, faithful church folk and perseverance in the midst of major challenge,” said Ruth Brandon of the committee, which is a joint effort of the PNCUCC with the Northwest Region of the Disciples of Christ. “They will present a new part of God’s people and a culture both simpler and more difficult than ours. Because of unrest, they had to leave Mozambique.”

So far, they have been scheduled to give presentations at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, Kim and Eric were at Fauntleroy UCC in Seattle, and at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, they are at Prospect UCC, cancelled because of a snow day.

They join a Wednesday morning Bible Study with Plymouth UCC that week, and will give a presentation from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, at University Congregational UCC and University Christian Church, in Seattle.

Sunday, Feb. 12, they will be at the 10:30 a.m. worship at All Pilgrims and at 4:30 p.m. at Bremerton Christian.

At 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 13, the Frees will be at Northwest Christian in Seattle and then at 6 p.m. at Everett UCC for a potluck.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, they will visit the United Church of Ferndale and Bellingham First Congregational UCC.

Welcome Table Christian Church in Seattle will host them the evening of Feb. 16.

Then they will travel to Eastern Washington, visiting worship and having lunch and a program on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Kennewick Christian, and a 5 p.m., dinner at United Christian and Englewood Christian in Yakima.

Monday, Feb. 20 at noon and in the evening, they will speak at Othello Christian.

The Frees will go to Community Congregational UCC in Pullman for a 5:30 p.m. dinner and program on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and then next day they will participate in a 10:30 a.m. coffee shop study. 

They will spend the day—from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.—on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Veradale UCC.

For information, call 937-367-4978 or email


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