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Board of World Mission announces new Education Fund 

Universal education has been a Moravian core value since the founding of the Church in 1457. As 2022 comes to a close, the Board of World Mission is pleased to announce the launch of our Education Fund, which will continue to grow and be a source of funding for Moravian education ministries for years to come. We invite you to be part of this effort by including the Board of World Mission in your end-of-year giving.

To give you an idea of the blessing your gift will be to a Moravian educator or student, here are some impact examples based on our current projects:

  • $25 = one week of schooling for a student in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • $75 = one month of instructor certification training for a teacher in Ngiehun, Sierra Leone
  • $150 = one week of speech therapy for all students at Star Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Ramallah, Palestine
  • $2,000 = an international Board of World Mission conference for one church leader
  • $5,000 = one year of training for a future doctor, nurse, or medical support staff at the Moravian clinic in Ahuas, Honduras

Go to to learn more about the specific education efforts of the Board of World Mission, including youth education, religious and theological education, and vocational training.

U.S. donors can make a contribution to the Education Fund today by sending checks to: Board of World Mission, 1021 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. You may also donate online at Please indicate that your gift is for “Education Projects.”

Canadian donors can contribute to the Education Fund today by sending checks to: Moravian Church in Canada, 600 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0B8. Interac e-Transfer donations may be sent to [email protected]. Please mark this donation as “Education” and include your name and address to receive a tax receipt.

BWM accepting nominations for Mission Service Awards

Each year, the Board of World Mission presents the Ted Wilde Mission Service Award and the Herrnhut Congregational or Organizational Affirmation to Moravians who have given of themselves for the benefit of others either down the street or around the world.

The Ted Wilde Mission Service Award honors the memory of former BWM Executive Director Ted Wilde by recognizing individuals who have been willing to take up the great commission by learning from our Chief Elder, Jesus Christ, and then engaging in humble service in his name.

The Herrnhut Affirmation and Celebration for Dedicated Mission and Service goes to a Moravian congregation or organization that is following the example of the Moravian community in Herrnhut by actively giving of themselves in terms of time, talent, and treasure to be the light of Christ to others.

We invite you to submit nominations for the 2023 Ted Wilde and Herrnhut Awards. You can find more information and submit nominations at