Divine Word Missionary Brother Larry Kieffer SVD faces some of the same problems that farmers everywhere experience—uncertain weather, insects, and changing prices. Bro. Larry, a native of Bellevue, Iowa, has been a missionary in Papua New Guinea for forty-four years. Divine Word Missionaries has about a hundred members in that South Pacific country. ...
Today, we are sharing the story of our partners in mission, the Grendys, as told by Gary Grendys. Our missionary work could not take place without the love, prayers, and support of so many like the Grendys. ... Read More
The Arnold Project, which provides social services for needy families, is named in honor of St. Arnold Janssen, founder of Divine Word Missionaries. The project operates in three parishes in Guayaquil—St. ... Read More
The crowd was ecstatic. There was cheering and dancing. Little children threw flowers at me, and people reached out for a handshake as I made my way to the welcome arch. This was the jubilant mood the day I arrived ... Read More