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“He has been raised from the dead.” Matt. 28:7

Wednesday, July 3

Asia and the Pacific, continued

This introduction to the Asia and the Pacific area is continued from July 2.












Tainan Theological College and Seminary, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, draws students from Africa, Asia, Canada, and the Pacific.


Dumaguate City, Negros, is home to Silliman University, one of the theological institutions of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines.


At the same time, while Christianity is definitely a minority religion in Asia-Pacific, churches in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia continue to grow. Throughout these areas are many first-generation Christians among our partners in ministry who demonstrate an unparalleled passion and zeal for their faith in Jesus Christ. As the Spirit of God calls, they rise in opposition against unjust governments of their own countries and stand in solidarity with the truth of the gospel. Christians reach out to Muslims in a spirit of and desire for peace and graceful understanding. As communities of mission practice, faith, and learning, the PC(USA) stands alongside sisters and brothers on the road and in seminaries, congregations, cosmopolitan cities, indigenous villages, church-based schools, refugee camps, feeding centers, and radio stations.

Prayer for the people of Asia and the Pacific includes gratitude to God for such a monumental blessing of creation. It is also a prayer for mercy and loving-kindness.

—Rev. Mienda Uriarte, area coordinator, Asia and the Pacific, World Mission


Let us join in prayer for:

Pacific Conference of Churches: Féiloakitau Tevi, general secretary, Rt. Rev. Apimeleki Qiliho, moderator
Pacific Theological College [Fiji]: Rev. Dr. Feleterika Nokise, principal
Presbyterian Church in Singapore: Elder Wong Pock Yeen, general secretary
Trinity Theological College [Singapore]: Rev. Dr. Ngoei Foong Nghian, principal
Christian Conference of Asia [Timor-Lorasáe]: Prawate Khid-arn, general secretary
Protestant Church of Timor-Lorosáe
Ulaanbaatar University [Mongolia]

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Elder Michael Kirk, PMA
Lisa Kirkonis, BOP
Shannon Kiser, PMA

Let us pray

Loving Creator, we are grateful for the beautiful world you have created for us. Help us to be mindful as we partake of its resources. We pray that we may be good and faithful stewards in preserving and protecting its beauty and its natural riches. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 65; 147:1-11
First Reading 1 Samuel 12:1-6 (7-15) 16-25
Second Reading Acts 8:14-25
Gospel Reading Luke 23:1-12
Evening Psalms 125; 91

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