Brochures and cards
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Marta Bennett. The card includes a photo of her and an overview of her work.
Marta chairs the Department of Leadership Studies at the Nairobi International School of Theology/International Leadership University (NIST/ILU-Kenya). Marta trains Christian leaders for service in churches, parachurch organizations, business, and government, integrating leadership with discipleship and mentoring. Students come to NIST/ILU from all over Africa to study at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, master’s, and soon the doctoral levels. “While evangelism continues to be crucial,” she says, “even more strategic is discipleship and professional ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Sara Armstrong and Rusty Edmondson. The card includes a photo of them and an overview of their work.
Sara and Rusty are delegations and partnership coordinators. They help Presbyterian delegations from the United States and their Peruvian partners learn from each other. Sara and Rusty also help them to discover ways to work together for more effective ministry. They say their work involves building “kingdom bridges” between diverse cultures. When delegations visit, they set up in-country logistics, assist in planning the itinerary, and work with the trip leaders and the communities ...
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 Eric and Becky Hinderliter. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Eric and Becky are classroom teachers in daily, face-to-face contact with young people from post-Soviet states. LCC serves an international community; LCC students come from Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Albania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Moldova. Eric and Becky’s hope is that they teach more than the narrow subjects from the college catalogue. “Students watch us very closely; we witness with our lives more than our words. We hope that our students catch something about how to live ...
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 ...
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-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-workers Mark Hare and Jenny Bent. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
From their base in the Dominican Republic, Mark and Jenny are committed to serving Haitian people. Mark, an agricultural technician commutes across the Haitian border to work with Mouvman Peyizan Papay (MPP), helping Haitians learn to grow lots of food on a small amount of land. Jenny, a community health consultant, works with the Evangelical Dominican Church in the bateys, company towns largely populated by Haitian sugar workers. In his work, Mark says he strives to ...
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.