World Mission

A worldwide roundup

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been committed to interconnectional ministry in God’s mission at the local, national and global levels since 1837. Since that time, more than 8,000 mission co-workers have shared the good news of Jesus Christ with millions of people worldwide.

Built to hold 3,000 people, Greece’s Moria Camp now shelters more than 13,000

The Greek island of Lesvos, just off the coast of Turkey, has become an important stop for migrants fleeing from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa. The Moria Refugee Camp was built as a temporary shelter for 3,000. Today it shelters more than 13,000 people living in terrible conditions while their asylum cases are being processed.

Joe Hopkins’ smile will live on for generations

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Martin “Joe” Hopkins, a beloved Presbyterian volunteer and mission specialist in Malawi as well as Sudan and Haiti, died in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 24 at age 100.

Chile erupts into violent protests

Chile, considered one of the most stable countries in South America, erupted into violence this week and the Rev. Dr. Robert Brashear got an up-close view and an experience he wasn’t expecting.

After more than 100 days, Hong Kongers continue their protests

Protests in Hong Kong have been going on continuously since June. Things have not gotten better — in fact, the situation has worsened. Clashes between police and protesters have become more frequent and at times more violent.