Welcoming the Refugee

In this post Becky Stapella discusses her experience at the recent Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable conference, and reflects on how All Souls might more effectively serve and befriend the refugees who struggle to make a new home in America. On October 24th, Austin and I made our way to Parkview Community Church for the annual […]

Youth Serving in the City

In the first week of August, twelve students and two adults from All Souls, Church of the Savior, and Church of the Great Shepherd spent time in the Edgewater neighborhood, serving the community. Some of us served food at a homeless shelter while others talked with the guests. We staffed a food pantry, walking clients […]

Start with Rice and Potatoes

In this post, Rob Lewis reflects on his experience as an MK in Bali. My parents worked as “pioneer” missionaries in Bali, Indonesia. They arrived in Bali in 1953 and my mom, at the age of 91, still lives and works there. My parents’ primary mission was to convert 2.5 million Balinese Hindus to Christianity. […]

Sophie: India Update

By far the most daunting part about planning to move to India as a missionary and teacher for three years was the idea of fundraising. I grew up in a large family where finances were always a peripheral worry, but it was something that could be managed with determination and hard work. This hardworking Midwestern […]

Letters from KDS

During Lent, All Souls collected over $1,000 for Easter Care baskets to help provide KDS families with food staples during their month-long Easter break. We also wrote letters to our ten sponsored children: Faith, Ann, Ryan, Wilson, Japhlet, Hussein, Jayceline, Virginia, and Emmanuel. We just received letters from them thanking you all for the Easter baskets […]

Sophie: Back2Back Ministries in India

Sophie Dickinson attended All Souls as a Wheaton College student. Now, she’s preparing to leave for a three year assignment teaching in India with Back2Back ministries. In this post, Sophie shares about her journey to orphan ministry. When I was about sixteen, I watched the documentary It’s a Girl on a whim, after coming across […]

Why a blog about souls on mission?

As a writer for the Souls on Mission blog, Angela shares her vision for the content and stories we’ll be sharing in this space. If you have a story to share or if you’d like to be involved with the writing process, please reach out to Angela, Jennifer, or Rob. Four years ago, when I first […]

Taste and See.

In this post, Rob Lewis shares his vision for the newly reconstituted Souls on Mission. Taste and see that the Lord is good. This invitation from Psalm 34 suggests the powerful immediacy of experiencing God’s beneficence. We don’t apprehend God in the abstract, but through the senses.   Our church is full of sensory stimuli […]