Brochures and cards
Use this card as you pray for Stephen and Brenda Stelle. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Brenda will teach English at the Bethel Evangelical Secondary School (BESS) in Ethiopia. Experienced in high school and college English teaching, she will seek to give students a greater fluency and understanding of the English language. It’s a skill that will help them find viable careers and follow the paths God has chosen for them. Stephen will teach pastors, helping the fast-growing Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus fill a need for well-trained clergy.
Use this card as you pray for Long Term Volunteers James and Nancy Adams. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Jay and Nancy serve at Black Forest Academy (BFA), a school for children of people serving in mission. The parents of BFA students work in approximately 50 countries and represent more than 25 mission agencies and denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (USA). Nancy teaches English to high school students, and Jay is a senior administrator.
Use this card as you pray for Mission co-workers Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Bernie and Farsijana teach at Duta Wacana Christian University, helping prepare Christian leaders to serve the church in the world’s largest Muslim country. Farsijana is helping develop a peace studies program while Bernie works with the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, which is the world’s first consortium that involves a Christian university, a Muslim university, and a secular university.
Use this card as you pray for Ryan and Alethia White. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Ryan and Alethia will be working with Iranian refugees in partnership with the Iranian Presbyterian Church in Berlin. They will provide pastoral care and collaborate with a number of Christian organizations and churches that serve Iranian refugees.
Use this card as you pray for Mission co-worker César Carhuachín. The card includes a photo and overview of his work.
César has been called to teach biblical studies in the School of Theology at the Reformed University of Colombia. His classrooms will be occupied by men and women who will provide clergy leadership for the Presbyterian Church of Colombia and other Protestant churches in Colombia. César says Colombia is a placed where many are searching for meaning. “In this searching,” he explains, “people find many obstacles like the lack of equal opportunities for education, unfair ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers the Revs. Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather. The card includes a photo of them and an overview of their work with RECONCILE (Resource Center for Civil Leadership), an indigenous ecumenical Christian organization, which promotes “peace-building.” RECONCILE provides training in trauma recovery, conflict transformation, and civic education in areas of high inter-ethnic conflict. The card has information on how to support Presbyterian mission.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-Worker Elisabeth Cook. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Teaching Biblical studies, especially Old Testament, is what Elisabeth is most passionate about in her ministry at the Latin American Biblical University. The school seeks to train leaders for the transformation of the church and society. “Acquiring the tools to read the Bible with the new eyes in the face of poverty, exclusion, discrimination and violence in Latin America, challenges students from diverse social, economic, religious and cultural contexts as they participate in non-degree, undergraduate and graduate programs,” she ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Cindy Corell. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
As a facilitator for the Joining Hands program, Cindy connects agricultural experts in Haiti with Haitian farmers to help farmers do what they do best—grow food for others. As the country continues to recover from the 2010 earthquake, Haitians are seeking to produced more food locally and rely less on imports. Cindy goes to Haiti sensing God’s call to empower the Haitian people. “Being a farmer’s daughter, I know the joy a farmer knows when his ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Barry and Shelly Dawson. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Barry brings to mission service extensive ministry experience as a counselor and pastoral caregiver in international settings. He has serviced Presbyterian congregations in the United States and multi-cultural churches in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. “With eyes of faith, I can see that the providential hand of God has been shaping my life experiences and preparing my ministry to be used in the role of Regional Liaison for Southeast Asia,” he says. Shelly, a registered nurse ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Kurt Esslinger and Hyeyoung Lee, The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Kurt and Hyeyoung will mentor Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) who will spend one year living and serving in Korea. Their goal is to help the YAVs have a clear sense of their call to promote social justice, reconciliation, and evangelism as people of faith. As they guide young adults to reflect on their experience, Kurt and Hyeyoung will seek to prepare then to return to the United States to lead the church in working for ...