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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 »

Haiti Partnership: Mission Beyond Doing, Fixing, and Filling

By Cindy Corell, Companionship Facilitator, Haiti It would be a challenge for all of us. For me, the delegation from the Presbytery of the James would be the first group visiting the Joining Hands network in Haiti. For the delegation, it would be a “mission trip” unlike any they’d heard of or participated in. We… Read more »

We are women farmers; we deserve more!

By Cindy Corell, Companionship Facilitator, FONDAMA,  JH Haiti A woman marching for women’s rights in Jeremie, Haiti, on October 15, smiles as she walks. Photos Courtesy of Cindy Corell.   Shortly before noon on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, the streets of Jeremie, a small coastal city on the southern peninsula of Haiti in the Department… Read more »