On Saturday November 8, I visited the Presbyterian Women of Monmouth at Brick Presbyterian Church in Brick, New Jersey. For the first part of my presentation, we did advocacy training, and had great conversations about ways to get involved in the community politically. We also talked about our calling as Disciples of Christ to witness to the world. After advocacy training, I used 2 issues advocated by the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations as examples. I talked for a bit on the problem of Child Soldiers around the world, and ways Christians can become involved. We all participated in drawing our hands for the Red Hands Mission Project. The other issue I spoke on was Human Trafficking, and we watched a short documentary, “Not My Life,” that gave a good overview of the issue. In all, it was very uplifting to see that involvement in the community is very important to this group. They hope to share the information I gave them with members of their church and community to raise awareness that these problems are not just in other countries, but hit close to home as well.
Richard Aylor, a senior at Princeton Theological Seminary, is interning for the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations this academic year. The photo, by Ricky Velez-Negron, shows Richard at our office.