Brochures and cards
Use this card as you pray for Karla Koll. The card includes a photo and an overview of her work.
Karla is professor of history, mission, and religions for the Latin American Biblical University (UBL), a PC(USA) mission partner that has been training church leaders from throughout Latin America for over 90 years. Karla works with students from a variety of denominations. “I have the joy of guiding women and men into deeper understanding of their faith in Christ as I and my colleagues provide them with tools for working in God’s mission in ways that transform lives ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Rev. Kathleen Griffin. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Katie teaches at the Instituto Superior Evangelico de Estudios Teologicos (ISEDET) in Buenos Aires, a school that serves nine denominations. In addition to serving at ISEDET, Katie has taught theology to aboriginal people in Chaco and Formosa provinces. Her special concern for the plight of women in Argentina is reflected in her vocation as a professor and her commitment as a Christian believer.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Kristi Van Nostran. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Kristi is the facilitator for the Joining Hands network in El Salvador, an initiative of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. She nurtures the relationships between a network of churches and other groups in El Salvador with Presbyterians in the United States. Together, they strive to promote sustainable agriculture practices, reverse the growing dependence on imported grain and multinational seed companies, reduce hunger and strengthen rural economies. Faced with the challenge of a national food crisis in El Salvador, Kristi ...
Use this card as you pray for Leisa Wagstaff. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
After nearly 30 years as a mission co-worker, Leisa has accepted an assignment in her fifth African country, South Sudan. While in college, she visited what is now South Sudan and experienced a call to global mission and fell in love with Africa. Leisa will help the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) strengthen its educational ministry by facilitating the repair and construction of primary schools, developing in-service teacher training programs, and nurturing community participation in education.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Coworker Leslie Vogel. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Leslie is serving in Guatemala as an intercultural encounter facilitator with the Evangelical Center for Pastoral Studies of Central America (CEDEPCA). She helps CEDEPCA provide North Americans immersion opportunities that enable them to work alongside Guatemalans and experience everyday life in the country. It’s a position that draws on her passion to build relationships with people who are suffering, marginalized, and seeking justice and offer them presence, accompaniment, and solidarity. “My sense of call has always been expressed ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Marcia Towers. The card includes a photo of her and an overview of her work.
Marcia coordinates the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program’s Guatemala site. She enjoys helping YAVS “be attentive to their spiritual growth, live simply and sustainably and focus on relationships with others who are different from themselves.” She also works in a disaster relief ministry with Cedepca, a multi-faceted, interdenominational agency in Guatemala. “Both parts of my job allow me the grace of seeing transformation in people who are excited about living purposeful lives and being God ...
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-worker Nadia Ayoub. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Nadia serves as a trainer in an early childhood education program that serves as an outreach of the Reformed Church in Carpath-Ukraine to the Roma people. The Roma are one of the most marginalized groups in Europe. “I believe through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit I was called and enabled to serve Christ among unreached people,” Nadia says. “I believe that teaching the very little ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Nancy Collins. The card includes a photo of her and an overview of her work.
As regional liaison for East Central Africa, Nancy facilitates PC(USA) relationships with partner churches and institutions in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, and Zambia. Nancy’s special focus is on partners’ work related to evangelism, leadership development, and church-growth. Nancy also provides support for PC(USA) mission personnel in the region and assists PC(USA) congregations and presbyteries that are or that want to be in a relationship with partners in East Central Africa. She helps mission ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Philip and Bacilia Beisswenger. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Philip and Bacilia nurture the long-standing partnership that exists between the Presbyterian Church of Guatemala and the PC (USA). They help coordinate and plan visits by groups from the U.S., arranging for work projects and the building of covenant relationships between the presbyteries and churches of both countries. Philip also works with Guatemalan Presbyterians to resource extension programs that train indigenous church leaders. The Beisswengers say they are grateful to be able to serve as instruments ...