Wednesday, February 12
The young adult group of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba is pushing the church forward. Members of this incipient organization are called to occupy leadership positions and improve the capacity of the church to respond to the demands of the times.
Two decades ago, young adults were abandoning the church in large numbers because of misunderstandings and tensions between the church and the government. Thanks to their religious preparation, they served the church well, but they ended up creating conflict by trying to maintain a way of being church that was out of date.
The current cohort is made up of young adults who have grown up in the church and have helped it to grow. They have good technical and professional training. They’re skilled at working with children. Their youth enables them to support and understand young people. They’re responsible and independent and have created their own challenging and motivating programs that witness their faith in these times.
Doubtless this diverse group hasn’t yet realized its great potential—in organization, maturity, and strength. The church must support them and learn to take advantage of their rich promise and tremendous capacity to serve not only in ministering to its own members but as it reaches out to the community.
—Daniel Izquierdo, moderator of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba
Let us join in prayer for:
Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba (IPRC): Reinerio Arce, moderator, Daniel Izquierdo Hernandez, general secretary • Evangelical Theological Seminary: Reinerio Arce, rector
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
God of all seasons of life, thank you for the blessing of the young adults of our church. Guide them and give them wisdom, and give the rest of us the willingness to let them lead us. Amen.
Great, great idea! Thanks.
Since I am part of the Mission & Ministry Group, I suggested & for couple of years we open our meetings with a prayer by Dr. Patrick Jordan, followed by the reading of the Yearbook Devotional for the Day; my desire is to bring awareness of what all the Mission Partnerships are doing, their development and inspiration to us.We pray for their growth as a group. Daily I follow/read the Mission Yearbook of Prayer & Study. Bernice Lodwick