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Between October 15 and November 8, 2013, the Philippines received a one-two punch of natural disasters. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Bohol and then weeks later Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall on the islands of Samar and Leyte. By the time it was over, more than 6,000 people were killed and millions were left homeless.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) concluded its Fall 2016 meeting that featured a new structure and new members.
The way has been cleared for the transfer of operations of the Ghost Ranch Conference & Education Center from the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) to the National Ghost Ranch Foundation (NGRF).
The newly formed Ministerial Teams gathered yesterday as part of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting and reported their activity to the plenary today. The teams consist of board members, PC(USA) agency and staff representatives working in the topical area being considered.
The Fall 2016 gathering of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) is underway, September 13-16 in Louisville, albeit with a new meeting structure. The board’s revised meeting plan includes its traditional focus on primary mission areas and adds “Generative Discussions” and “Ministerial Team” sessions to address operational and strategic planning.
As the organizer and secretary of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) National Woman’s Guild, she’s working to change the perception about women in East Africa.
When the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) meets from Sept. 13–16, members of the board—together with representatives of the Presbyterian Foundation and the National Ghost Ranch Foundation (NGRF)—will consider the fundamentals of an agreement that has the potential to revitalize the mission and ministry of the Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center.
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.
Several members of Presbyterian Mission Agency management convened yesterday in New York City to continue to develop a proposal to move the Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center toward eventual operational and financial sustainability.
Reversing several years of a downward trend in congregational giving, a report today from to the Audit and Finance committees of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board showed 2016 mid-year giving at $2,794,449, which is an increase of $1,000,699 over the budgeted $1,793,750, and $610,021 over last year’s mid-year mark.