Brochures and cards
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 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 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-workers the Rev. Bob and Kristi Rice. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Bob and Kristi work in partnership with the Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC). Bob helps the Department of Evangelism as it seeks to strengthen and expand the impact of the church. Priorities include equipping the development of new churches, strengthening the training of rural pastors, production of print and radio material for spiritual education and evangelism and facilitating discipleship and Christian education of children and adults. Bob serves as a consultant and also plays an ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers the Rev. Doug Baker and Elaine Baker. The card includes a photo of them and an overview of their work.
Doug and Elaine work for reconciliation in Northern Ireland alongside churches and other institutions. Doug is also the site coordinator for the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program in Belfast and has recently mentored his 100th YAV. In addition, Doug is the PC(USA)’s
regional liaison for Ireland and the United Kingdom, supporting the efforts of partner churches as they seek to be faithful to the great commandment to love God ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Rev. Dr. Karen R. Moritz. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Karen serves as a bridge between the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren and the PC (USA). She strives to develop and nurture relationships between people in the two churches. “In this process we learn that we are united as parts of the body of Christ and we celebrate our differences as individual members of that body,” Karen says. “Not only do I visit Czech congregations but I use the technology available to help people connect. In ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers the Rev. Dr. Paul Matheny & Rev. Dr. Mary Nebelsick. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Paul and Mary teach at Union Theological Seminary in Dasmarinas, where they prepare students from the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries for ministerial leadership. The churches they serve face a shortage of candidates for the ministry and not enough students are pursuing advanced degrees that would qualify them for seminary teaching. Both Paul and Mary are involved in a program to develop future leaders in theological education. “We have seen students ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Rev. Dr. Robert and Keiko Butterfield. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Bob and Keiko serve three small Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Portugal congregations. Bob leads worship, preaches and teaches mid-week Bible studies. Keiko concentrates on the congregations’ poor and elderly women. She sits with them, visits them, listens to them, exchanges gifts with them, cooks with them/for them and is the good friend they desperately need. Part of the Butterfields’ work also involves laying the groundwork for community organizing, helping people come together to meet ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Rev. John Haspels and Gwenyth Haspels. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
John and Gwen do church planting and evangelism among the Suri people and Baale people of Southwest Ethiopia. Their work is in the context of a development project that includes a clinic, water projects, road building, health teaching and outreach, and education. The Suri Church now has about 300 members and indigenous leadership. The Haspels want to plant a church among the Baale who live to the west of the Suri in response to the ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Rev. Joshua Heikkila. The card includes a photo and overview of his work.
Josh is the PC (USA)’s regional liaison for West Africa, where he facilitates partner relationships, implements regional strategies and supports the work of other mission personnel. “When we strive to live together as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, our faith is deepened and strengthened, despite our cultural differences, and we become better disciples of Jesus Christ,” Josh says. “In partnership, not only do we learn how the Holy Spirit has given us gifts to use for ...