World Mission: Better Together
As we come to the close of 2013, we are thankful for all you do to support our work. Please watch this short overview of our work hosted by Hunter Farrell, Director of Presbyterian World Mission.
Support your mission co-workers
Another chance to double the impact of your gift
World Mission announces new Matching Gift Challenge
We are grateful our first year-end match of $53,500 has been met! And we're even more delighted to announce that more generous Presbyterians have come forward to match additional gifts sent for mission personnel sending and support now through December 31, up to $37,000. This means a total of $90,500 has been committed toward the year-end challenge.
Thanks to the generosity of these Presbyterians, your gift of $50 today will be matched with another $50 to provide $100 for Presbyterian World Mission. Or, perhaps you can give $500, which will become $1,000 when matched. We urge you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to double the impact of your gift.
Your generous gift will make a difference in the world today!
Find out how to give through your IRA account. Learn how it works now. Click here.
Hunter Farrell, Director
Presbyterian World Mission brings God's global family together to heal the wounds of poverty and violence and proclaim God's saving love in Jesus Christ.
The year 2012 marked the 175thanniversary of international mission by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Over the years, Presbyterian missionaries have planted churches, built hospitals, and started schools on every continent. The seeds sown by those missionaries have, in many places, developed into self-sustaining churches and institutions now led by local Christians. In fact, more than 94 million Christians around the world now belong to churches that were founded or co-founded by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) mission workers. Read more.
Call to Mission
Presbyterian World Mission is launching three campaigns to engage in God's mission:
• Evangelism: To train pastors for community transformation
• Poverty Alleviation: To educate 100,001 children by 2020
• Reconciliation: To end violence against women and children
Global partners, mission personnel, and Presbyterians across the United States have asked World Mission to address three critical global issues: the root causes of poverty, especially as it impacts women and children; working to share the good news of Jesus Christ; and working for reconciliation among cultures of violence, including our own. Learn more now.
The Initiative Plan
Planning how we will address poverty, evangelism, reconciliation.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Presbyterian World Mission are compelled to help more than 90,000 displaced people, mostly Murle, in South Sudan who fled inter-ethnic conflict and gross human rights violations by the South Sudanese military. Our goal is to provide food, emergency supplies, trauma recovery and peace building support.
We are working with our Sudanese partners, but the needs are much greater than we can handle without significant gifts from supporters like you. Learn how you can stand in the GAP (Give/Act/Pray) for those in need in South Sudan.
News from around the world
Pray for Peace in Mozambique
Presbyterian World Mission asks for your prayers today and in the coming weeks for the people of Mozambique as the country experiences increasing conflicts. Read more now.
Presbyterian leaders released following imprisonment
Members of the clergy in the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, a partner church of World Mission, were released after nearly seven months of imprisonment. Read the full story now.
“Tragedy must not deter us from our Christian calling”
Learn how World Mission is helping those left devastated by the super typhoon that hit in early November.
Responding to rising violence in Syria
More than 1.7 million Syrian refugees have fled to five neighboring countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. The Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) is responding to the rising violence that has affected nearly 7 million people.
A part of the World Mission ministry area, JMP is an ecumenical relief and development agency which "enables Armenians in need to move from poverty and despair to self-sufficiency and hope — through relief, development and spiritual uplift."
Share the power of faith with others
Imagine an Egypt where Muslims and Christians work side by side, their faith bringing them closer to one another rather than separating them. Now, imagine sharing how God has brought understanding and fellowship to a place longing for peace with those who are not in the church.
Both are not just in our imaginations. With your help they can be a reality. Learn how now.
Crisis in Syria
Get the latest updates on the ongoing crisis in Syria from World Mission and the Synod of Syria and Lebanon here.
South Sudan: church leaders detained
Two members of the Presbyterian Church in South Sudan, Reverend Idris Joshua Idris Nalos and Pastor Trainee David Gayin, were arrested from their homes by security forces on 19 May. They are being detained incommunicado, without access to a lawyer or their family, and are at risk of torture or other forms of ill-treatment. Find out how you can help.
Changing the way you view your relationship with those in need
Rev. Mary Gene Boteler describes how Dr. Robert Lupton's book, Toxic Charity, enriched her congregation's philosophy on mission . Read her message.
"Reclaiming the Legacy" - Hunter Farrell addresses the National Conference of the Korean Presbyterian Church
Notice of Change Regarding World Mission Extra Commitment Opportunity Project Accounts
Celebrating 175 Years of Presbyterian World Mission (2012)
Companion resources for The Power of 'We': Collective Impact in God's Mission
World Mission Ministries
- Call to Mission: Critical Global Initiatives
- International Evangelism
- Mission Connections
- Mission Service Recruitment
- Mission Trips
- Presbyterians at work around the world
- Young Adult Volunteers
We do have a partnership in Brazil. See details here: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/global/brazil/
Hi, I am Brazilian and I wonder if you have some connection with the Presbyterian churches in Brazil? I live in the place where the Presbyterian Church is very strong. My city is Carapicuiba, the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, Brazil and the state of Sao Paulo is what has most Presbyterian churches in Brazil.
THIS IS PASTOR DAVID LIVINGSTON SERVING THE LORD IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF INDIA . HOW IAM USEFUL FOR PRESBYTERIANS ? GOD BLESS YOU ALL. PASTOR DAVID LIVINGSTON
May God bless you.Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. PSALM 119:105.
Rev Juma - Check out the Malawi Mission Network! http://www.malawinetwork.org/