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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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July 23, 2013

Prayers for South Sudan

from our partners in World Mission

South Sudan greatly needs our prayers  during this extremely tense time. Please keep our South Sudanese partners and Nancy McGaughey who is in Juba ministering with the displaced Murle community  in your prayers.  All of our other mission co-workers are out of South Sudan just now. Debbie Blane is  in South Africa working on her Th.D. course, the Smith Mathers are in Louisville to attend the Big Tent (Shelvis is a speaker), Sharon Curry is in Pennsylvania, the Georges are on furlough and Leisa Wagstaff begins her  assignment there next month.   We were ...

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July 22, 2013

Rejoicing in miracles - ministry in the Republic of Korea

As the season of prayer for peace on the Korean Peninsula continues, the Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study Web page for July 22, 2013 focuses on ministry in South Korea:

On September 20, 1884, Dr. Horace Allen came to Korea from his mission assignment in China, responding to the need for missionaries in the “Land of Morning Calm.” Rev. H. G. Underwood came in April 1885 as the first missionary sent by the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. to Korea. Since then many generations of Presbyterian missionaries have served in Korea, and God has worked miracles in this ...

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