Mission Service

When two worlds collide: Ministry in Guatemala and the US

As we move through traffic, I think how much we must seem like ants scrambling to find space as they rush through each other. I am back in Guatemala City, and each time I come here I am struck by how dense and congested this city is.

Doug Baker planted the seeds of peace in Northern Ireland for more than 30 years

Reconciliation is the active process of healing broken relationships. Many believe coming together for healing is one of the greatest challenges facing our country today. Some believe it can never happen, but after 37 years as a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker in Northern Ireland, Doug Baker knows the power of acceptance, forgiveness and relationship building.

From blacksmiths to lawyers, professional services are in demand at Standing Rock

The recent altercation between water protectors and law enforcement at Standing Rock proved the value of having professionals on site. Lawyers and medical personnel have been busy the past few days dealing with the legal and physical issues around Sunday night’s confrontation and the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.

Presbyterian World Mission announces transition leadership

World Mission, a ministry of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA), has announced a transition plan effective October 14, when Hunter Farrell leaves his position as director. PMA interim executive director Tony De La Rosa announced the two current associate directors of World Mission, Tamron Keith and Rachel Yates, will jointly lead the department until a new director is hired.

Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network meets in Louisville

Nearly 30 members of the Presbyterian Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network met at Law’s Lodge October 3 and 4 on the campus of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to discuss the Network’s ministry and strategies for ongoing engagement as the region experiences instability and leadership challenges.

Don Dawson to retire from dual mission directorships

The Rev. Donald J. Dawson will retire October 31 as director of the World Mission Initiative (WMI) at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC). Dawson has directed WMI and the conference since July 2000.