Monday, March 28
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Presbytery of Genesee Valley
“What are we doing next for church?”
On World Communion Sunday 2015, Byron Presbyterian Church appointed Jordan Sloat as mission associate. He received a plaque and wallet card with his new title and the catchphrase “Ready to Help.”
This position was offered to Jordan because of his remarkable commitment to mission in the congregation and beyond: community projects, presbytery youth events, mobile food pantries, Sunday school, yard work, Mothers’ Day escort, and parking lot captain—Jordan is ready to help. There was nothing more entertaining than watching Jordan toss and catch hundreds of cabbages at a recent mobile food pantry at the church!
Jordan is assistant to the assistant principal at his high school. He graduated in 2014, but continues to take vocational classes through Cooperative Extension. Jordan has participated in the New York state Special Olympics and Empire State Games and brought home many medals. He works at his father’s tire shop on weekends.
Some years ago Jordan and his friend Matthew participated in the presbytery’s Mission Madness for youth. They were sent to Bethany House, a Rochester shelter for women with children. Their assignment? Sort and organize endless bags of donated women’s clothing, coats, and underwear. What a hoot that was for these young men, but it proved that Jordan is willing to try anything!
Jordan’s pastor receives his text message every single day: “What are we doing next for church?” Praise God for Jordan’s great heart for mission!
James R. Renfrew, teaching elder
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Dear God, you have blessed our Presbyterian churches with volunteers eager to serve. Please keep sending more of them our way. Help us feel great anticipation for what you are about to do next! Amen!