Brochures and cards
The committee on representation will assist the church to move toward the goal of “wholeness in the emerging life” of the church. This wholeness is evident when all members of the body of Christ are able to use the gifts they have been given by the Holy Spirit for the equipping of the people of God. Wholeness is a part of God’s “shalom” for the world.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker The Rev. Esther Wakeman. The card includes a photo of her and an overview of her work.
Esther is vice-president for spiritual and community life at Payap University in Chiang Mai, the first Christian university in Thailand. “This is a time of great social stress and change, and the privilege of helping prepare young leaders for the country is a great responsibility and honor,” she says. “Most of our staff and students are not Christian, but we live and work together in an educational institution established in the name of Christ ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Brenda Harcourt. The card includes a photo of her and an overview of her work.
Brenda provides leadership training in small churches and villages in eight presbyteries. She serves people who lack the financial and/or educational opportunities that are available in the cities. Brenda offers classes for pastors, elders, evangelists, deacons, church school teachers, committees, and leadership teams for church related institutions. “Whatever the need, I find trainers or I do the training myself,” she says. “We start with prayer and rely on God to guide the plans.” The courses ...
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 has chaired the Department of Leadership Studies at the International Leadership University (ILU-Kenya) since 2006, and now serves as the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Marta trains Christian leaders for service in churches, para-church organizations, business, and government, integrating leadership with discipleship and mentoring. Students come to ILU from all over Africa to study at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, masters and soon the doctoral levels. “While evangelism continues to be crucial,” she says, “even ...
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 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 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 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 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 Long Term Volunteer Meg Knight. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Called to play a unique role in the nation’s healing and reemergence, leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda are working to build a community of spiritually strong and socially engaged Christians. But, until they are fluent in English, the language of Rwandan, East African, and global communication, these moral and spiritual leaders will struggle to be heard. I teach English as a second language at the denominational headquarters in Kigali.