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Mission Service

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.

Ohio church opens doors for mission and outreach groups

When members of Canfield (Ohio) Presbyterian Church began raising funds for a remodeling project and addition in 2008 they made sure 10 percent of the capital raised was reserved for mission activities. Several years later, and another remodel of existing facilities, the church opened its mission housing space to those engaged with area service organizations.

Discerning another call

After 30 years of service to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.,) Hunter Farrell has announced plans to leave his position as director of World Mission, effective October 14.

Young Adult Volunteers challenged and changed during orientation

The lives of 79 young adults were transformed over the past week as the 2016-2017 Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) class gathered at Stony Point Conference Center in New York to begin their YAV experience; each signed up for “a year of service for a lifetime of change.”

Feed my sheep

John Pangani, a real estate broker and chef with his own catering business in South Bend, Indiana, has a heart for helping others in his native Malawi and in America.

Being Partners

The Winnebago Presbytery got a chance to learn from its counterpart in Colombia this past May when five visitors from Urabá Presbytery spent a week in northern Wisconsin.

Mission co-worker Leisa Wagstaff safely evacuated from South Sudan

Presbyterian mission co-worker Leisa Wagstaff has been safely evacuated from South Sudan. Wagstaff left early Wednesday morning (EDT) on a Mission Aviation Fellowship flight to Kenya. There is no timeframe for her return to South Sudan, but she has made clear her desire to go back and finish the important work with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan she started nearly three years ago.