World Mission: Better Together
We are thankful for all you do to support our work. Please watch a thank you message from Hunter Farrell, Director of Presbyterian World Mission, and grateful mission co-workers from around the world.
SUPPORT YOUR MISSION CO-WORKERS
Double the impact of your gift - World Mission announces Matching Gift Challenge
A group of committed Presbyterians has pledged to match all gifts sent for mission personnel support between now and Easter (April 5). Make a difference in the world by giving a generous gift today.
As churchwide funding changes, direct financial support from individuals (over and above their congregational giving), combined with Basic Mission Support from congregations, is vital to enable dedicated Presbyterian mission personnel to share the love of Jesus Christ in approximately 50 countries.
World Mission will send as many mission workers as the church will support. Your financial gift blesses our sisters and brothers in countries all across the globe by expanding World Mission’s capacity to respond to urgent requests for mission personnel.
HUNTER FARRELL, DIRECTOR
Presbyterian World Mission brings God's global family together to heal the wounds of poverty and violence and proclaim God's saving love in Jesus Christ.
The year 2012 marked the 175thanniversary of international mission by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Over the years, Presbyterian missionaries have planted churches, built hospitals, and started schools on every continent. The seeds sown by those missionaries have, in many places, developed into self-sustaining churches and institutions now led by local Christians. In fact, more than 94 million Christians around the world now belong to churches that were founded or co-founded by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) mission workers. Read more.
Call to Mission
Presbyterian World Mission is launching three campaigns to engage in God's mission:
• Evangelism: To train pastors for community transformation
• Global Poverty: To educate 1 million children by 2020
• Reconciliation: To end violence against women and children
Global partners, mission personnel, and Presbyterians across the United States have asked World Mission to address three critical global issues: the root causes of poverty, especially as it impacts women and children; working to share the good news of Jesus Christ; and working for reconciliation among cultures of violence, including our own. Learn more now.
The Initiative Plan
Planning how we will address poverty, evangelism, reconciliation.
Rev. John and Gwenyth Haspels support
Presbyterian World Mission, through the Board of Pensions, is covering most of the medical, air evacuation, and transportation expenses associated with the care provided after the Haspels' incident on October 1, 2014. We are thankful to all Presbyterians who have supported the church's mission budget which allows us to support our mission workers in this way. Congregations and individuals who wish to contribute to any unmet financial needs facing the Haspels can do so by sending a check to Presbyterian World Mission, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 for Extra Commitment Opportunity account #E200359, "Rev. John and Gwenyth Haspels Sending and Support". If we receive more funds than are needed, we will use them to support other mission workers' “urgent needs". Read More
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News from around the world
(See also the "Current News" box on the Presbyterians at work around the world webpage)
April 2014 - Rwanda: 20 Years Later
Dr. Elisee Musemakweli, President of the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda, remembers the genocide that gripped his home in 1994. He shares his thoughts on his country before, during, and after the tragedy and the important role Presbyterians play today in reconciliation and peacebuilding.
February 28, 2014 - PC(USA) leaders briefed in meetings with Syrian, Lebanese partners
Amgad Beblawi, Presbyterian World Mission’s coordinator for the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe, and Laurie Kraus, coordinator of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, recently visited members of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL), a PC(USA) partner, to discuss the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria. Learn more about the church's role in promoting peace.
January 19, 2014-PC(USA) delegation accompanies Syrian Church partners in meeting with Syrian President Assad to press for peace
Representatives from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) this week visited partner churches and leaders of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon to provide encouragement to sisters and brothers in that region. Learn more now.
January 13, 2014 - Presbyterians are Working to End Violence Against Women and Children
Stand up. Speak up. Be counted among those Presbyterians who are engaged more deeply in God’s work of reconciliation – taking part in World Mission’s call to end violence against women and children in communities around the world, including our own. Learn how you and your faith community can take part.
January 2014 - Displaced by Violence: the people of South Sudan need our help
We are working with our Sudanese partners, but the needs are much greater than we can handle without significant gifts from supporters like you. Learn how you can stand in the GAP (Give/Act/Pray) for those in need in South Sudan.
January 2014 - Despair in South Sudan
Presbyterians continue to walk with the Murle people in the Jonglei Province of South Sudan (image left). Experience it through the eyes of one mission co-worker.
Call to Prayer for Madagascar - Elections bring fears of violence and injustice
Pray for Peace in Mozambique - Prayers needed as the country experiences increasing conflicts
Presbyterian leaders released following imprisonment - Read the full story now
Super Typhoon Haiyan - Presbyterians respond to the need
Share the power of faith with others - a call to action
Crisis in Syria - The Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) is responding to the rising violence.
South Sudan: church leaders detained - Two members of the Presbyterian Church in South Sudan. Find out how you can help.
Changing the way you view your relationship with those in need - Read more now.
"Reclaiming the Legacy" - Hunter Farrell addresses the National Conference of the Korean Presbyterian Church
Notice of Change Regarding World Mission Extra Commitment Opportunity Project Accounts
Celebrating 175 Years of Presbyterian World Mission (2012)
Companion resources for The Power of 'We': Collective Impact in God's Mission
World Mission Ministries
- Call to Mission: Critical Global Initiatives
- International Evangelism
- Jinishian Memorial Program
- Mission Connections
- Mission Service Recruitment
- Mission Trips
- Presbyterians at work around the world
- Young Adult Volunteers
We continue to send up many prayers for Gwen and John Haspels and also for their family.
los saludamos desde Costa Rica y bendecimos su trabajo que Dios los use grandemente
The Presbyterian mission story a la this video makes me proud to be a Presbyterian and grateful for what our church is doing around the world, near and far.
Our prayers are with you. Rob Elder, pastor, Salem, Oregon, HR