Tuesday, July 29
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Asia and the Pacific, continued
We have also opened a YAV site in the Philippines on Negros Oriental, where YAVs are involved in peace talks between Muslims and Christians, a nongovernmental agency addressing human trafficking, and advocacy for and accompaniment of women who are victims of violence. The YAV site in Thailand will open in the fall of 2014. It will provide opportunities for young adults to work in the system of schools, churches, and medical facilities of PC(USA) partner the Church of Christ in Thailand. In future years, we hope to open YAV sites in Indonesia and Taiwan.
Theological education is another important component of our mission in Asia and the Pacific. Many of our mission coworkers serve as professors and administrators in partner theological schools, seminaries, and institutions. In April 2013 a gathering was organized to enable mutual discernment on the challenges for theological education today and new paradigms and possibilities for the future. Those gathered entered into a Covenant of Shared Agreement, which contributes to a growing movement throughout Asia and the world calling for the transformation of theological education. Current realities have both inspired and required critical and creative thinking about new models and approaches. This covenant adds its collective voice to other emerging voices throughout Asia and the world to help bring about necessary changes in theological education. We continue to explore and discover ways to fulfill this need.
We are honored that you are journeying with us, and we ask that you continue. The ways in which God calls us are energizing as well as challenging. Our hearts and spirits are strengthened when we know that we are accompanied by your commitment to support and encourage us in prayer.
—Rev. Mienda Uriarte, area coordinator, Asia and the Pacific, Presbyterian 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 • Ulaanbaatar University [Mongolia] • Presbyterian Church in Singapore: Elder Wong Pock Yeen, general secretary • Trinity Theological College [Singapore]: Rev. Dr. Ngoei Foong Nghian, principal • Protestant Church in Timor-Lorosa’e
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Meagan Manas, PMA
Troy Marables, FDN
Let us pray
O God, your name reaches to the ends of the earth. We rejoice that we may go out and tell the next generation that you are our God, forever and ever. Amen.