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World Mission

Celebrating a century of teaching, preaching and healing in the Philippines

Silliman University continues tradition of leadership development   By Juan Sarmiento Presbyterian World Mission international evangelism catalyst The recent dedication of a Presbyterian Mission Garden containing three large rocks marked the centennial of Silliman University Church (1906-2016) in Dumaguete City in the Philippines. The rocks represent teaching, preaching and healing as the basic components of mission… Read more »

Presbyterian World Mission exceeds 2015 fundraising goal

Future recall of mission co-workers determined by 2016 giving By Gregg Brekke The Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced today it has exceeded the World Mission fundraising goal set in the fall of 2015 that allows most mission personnel, called mission co-workers, to stay in the field through 2016. The fundraising target set for 2015… Read more »

World Mission and National Black Presbyterian Caucus celebrate partnership

Agreement applauded at Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting In celebration of the recently signed partnership covenant between thePresbyterian Mission Agency and the National Black Presbyterian Caucus, three representatives from the Caucus joined the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board for morning worship and devotions during the board’s meeting, held Sept. 23–25 in Louisville. Arlene Gordon, past president of… Read more »

PC(USA) World Mission staff encounter Middle East refugees at Budapest train station

First-hand account tells of desperate departures, harrowing journeys and weary travelers By Michelle Lori SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 While meeting in Lake Balaton, Hungary, the first week of September for a Presbyterian World Mission conference themed “The Church without Walls,” news broke that thousands of asylum seekers, most from the Middle East, had crowded into Keleti train… Read more »

Sierra Leone slowly recovers following 2014-15 Ebola outbreak

Ecumenical partners update Presbyterian Mission Agency staff Presbyterian Mission Agency staff received an update on life in Sierra Leone, post-Ebola this week. Two people, one who lives and works in the troubled country and another who works there, spent several days with staff in Louisville, reporting on the physical, psychological and economic health of the country,… Read more »

Presbyterian funded community school partnership in Illinois gets rave reviews

Project is a ‘DREAAM’ Come True for African-American Boys at Risk by Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Louisville, January 1, 2016—“Let’s rock the DREAAM House, Rock the DREAAM House.” Those are the words coming from 10 excited five-year-old boys participating in the DREAAM Summer Pre-K Academy. The DREAAM House is a new community-school partnership significantly funded… Read more »

Cultural Revival along the border in Armenia

“The day in our village begins with the shooting from the Azerbaijani border, and there are not so many things that can delight us. The revival of the cultural life in our village played the important role and changed our gloomy life,” says 14 years old Mariam from the village of Aygehovit.

Community Health Evangelism transforms lives

We are seeing individuals and communities transformed through CHE. — Rev. Jo Ella Holman, PC(USA) Regional Liaison for the Caribbean Presbyterian mission co-worker Ruth Brown has witnessed just how important the Presbyterian Church of Congo’s Community Health Evangelism (CHE) program is to the malnourished children of a small village in Africa. She accompanied pastor Malenga Ilunga,… Read more »

El Salvador water systems celebrate 10 years, thanks to SDOP

by Teresa Bidart It has been a long time since the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) first heard from The Community of San Luis, Aguacayo  in El Salvador. It was in 2002 when this community group sent their request for funds to install a water system for 57 families. The community members had not… Read more »

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Calls Us to Harmony with All Creation

By Jed Koball, mission co-worker, Peru ¨A misguided anthropocentrism[i] leads to a misguided lifestyle…When human beings place themselves at the center, they give absolute priority to immediate convenience and all else becomes relative. ¨  – Pope Francis, Laudato Si (122) Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, addressing global environmental deterioration as the greatest crisis humanity as ever… Read more »