Tuesday, February 19
1-2-3-4” and “Feed-the-child-ren” could be heard on Saturday afternoon at Senior High Youth Connection (SHYC), an annual conference held at the end of January at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. The chanting helped with timing in SHYC’s mission project. Working in three shifts, the 587 youth and adults were creating packets of rice casserole for six. The goal for the project was to create 40,000 meals, and they surpassed it with 50,976 meals. The package meal was created by Kids Against Hunger, an organization that works to feed children who are malnourished.
“The Kids Against Hunger meal-packaging project was such a great hands-on, tangible mission opportunity for the youth and adults of Grace Presbytery to do together at SHYC. It was a team effort, and Grace Presbytery is blessed to have such wonderful youth and adults who were so willing to help,” said Janet Chester, SHYC mission project coordinator.
“I definitely felt that I was a part of a bigger cause to help others in Christ through this simple task of making food for the hungry,” said Daniel Abaraoha. “It perfectly went along with the theme of our fellowship, which was to strive to do what Jesus did throughout his ministry.”
The meals will be shipped to Send Hope, a nonprofit organization in Honduras that works with the people on the Moskito Coast.
Several Presbyterian-related organizations have ministries within Grace Presbytery: Children’s Homes and Services, in several cities; Austin College, in Sherman; and Camp Gilmont, in Gilmer. These ministries are supported by 41,511 members of 166 congregations and several new church developments and fellowships.
Let us join in prayer for:
Rev. Nancy Ramsay, member, PMA Board
Elder Connie Tubb, member, PMA Board
Rev. Janet M. DeVries, general presbyter
Elder Connie Tubb, stated clerk
Rev. Michael Thompson, associate general presbyter
Rev. Ronnie Holloman, senior director, ministry & church transitions
Elder Carolyn Wyatt, director, church development
Rob Allen, director, communications
Elder Leah Wyckoff, director, resource center
Elder Gary Holloman, director, youth and young adults
Dale Hamilton, treasurer
Elder Margaret LaPlante, executive assistant
Joanna Kim, executive assistant
Gloria Beard, administrative assistant
Let us pray
God of love and compassion, help us to walk humbly with you while we show love to all our brothers and sisters. Amen.