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  • What difference does one gift make anyway?

    Published February 18, 2015

    Each year, One Great Hour of Sharing gives us the opportunity to support disaster relief, hunger initiatives, and self-development of people. Even if you’ve given to this Offering in the past, you may have wondered: Does my individual gift make much difference?

    The problems OGHS seeks to address are daunting. Millions displaced by disaster or political upheaval. Whole communities without enough food to eat. Entire generations without access to education and opportunity. In Galatians 6, Paul writes, “So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all” (v. 10). Through God and the work ...

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    From Daily Offerings

  • Reflection-Action Trip Participants and Partners Make Statement on Climate

    Published February 17, 2015

     

    Statement on Climate Justice:

    A Faithful Response

     

    We, youth representatives of diverse organizations and Christian institutions from Peru and Bolivia and pastors, elders, and young adults in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), met in December 2014 in Lima, Peru for an international gathering on climate change organized by the Red Uniendo Manos Peru with the support and accompaniment of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

     

    • We believe that climate change poses unprecedented, unjust peril that affects the most vulnerable populations.[1]
    • We are particularly concerned by the excessive, inequitable level of consumption that has created most of the recent ...
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    From Eco-Journey

  • What does it mean to do mission outside your community?

    Published February 15, 2015

    by David Wigger, YAVA-Kenya 2011-2012

     “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit” 
    -Philippians 2:3-

    Before you read, please watch this short New York Times Video by Boniface Mwangi: “An African’s Message for America”, and listen to his message to American service volunteers.

    “You don’t know those people, they don’t know you.”

    “You are not going there to save anybody, you are going there to save yourself”

    “Africa doesn’t need a savior.”

    “Why are you doing it?”

    These are just a few of the challenges Mwangi gives us. And as an organization that’s sole purpose ...

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    From A Year of Service

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