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“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” Matt. 25:35

Tuesday, February 18


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Young leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela. Photo by Raimy Ramírez Jiménez



Young leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela.


Photo by Raimy Ramírez Jiménez


"OK, I’m going to be the moderator!”

“And since we are going to be pastors, we will also be here.”

That was a conversation that could be heard, among whispers and laughter, at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela (IPV). We were three young people imagining our future roles in our community of faith: a hopeful conversation in a church that is becoming older every day.

A delegation of young people was invited to participate and to contribute our experiences, visions, and expectations to our church’s decision-making process. This initiative helped us feel involved and needed in the life of our community of faith—as a foundation and pillars for the church in the making.

Young adults living accelerated lives and facing the pressures of today find it increasingly challenging to dedicate time to church activities. Nevertheless, when young leaders are given a platform for our voices to be heard, as we were at General Assembly, we experience trust and see the desire for our leadership. We see opportunities for work and training that are open to our active participation. This is why young people are working in the church and see their futures in the life of the church; contributing from this space to build the reign of God.

—Raimy Ramírez Jiménez, youth ministry president, IPV

Let us join in prayer for:


Presbyterian Church of Venezuela: Elder Loida Gáffaro de Valera, moderator, Rev. Elisa Muñoz de Bulmes, executive secretary

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Rhonda Cates, BOP
Devan Caton, FDN
Stephanie Caudill, PMA

Let us pray

Fathering and mothering God, you guide our steps. Continue lighting our paths, so that we might reflect and radiate that light wherever we are, from our youthfulness. Let your church see in its youth not just the future but also the present that is already serving you. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 123; 146
First Reading Genesis 31:1-24
Second Reading 1 John 2:1-11
Gospel Reading John 9:18-41
Evening Psalms 30; 86


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