Brochures and cards
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-worker Rev. Dr. Rebecca Young. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Rebecca integrates the two aspects of her ministry, teaching at the seminary and overseeing Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s tsunami response. The seminary teaching provides an opportunity to help students be faithful and respectful witnesses to their faith, as they go out to serve in a country of many religious traditions where Christianity is a small but strong minority. Rebecca seeks to model an active form of witness through her work with PDA, in which she frequently goes ...
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 the Rev. Gordon and Dorothy Gartrell. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Gordon and Dorothy work in partnership with the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil in ministries of church planting and leadership training in Belem, Brazil. They are helping a small church grow through a ministry of leadership development. Once that church is stronger, they will begin work in church planting. They realize this is a long process, but their patience is fueled by a strong love for the Brazilian people. “We are called to share God ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Rev. Janet Guyer. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Southern Africa is the part of the world that has experienced the greatest impact from HIV and AIDS. Janet’s calling is to walk with our partner churches as they respond to the impact of HIV and AIDS in their congregations and communities, to provide technical support especially to the HIV and AIDS coordinators in our partner denominations, and to help people in the United States understand how their African brothers and sisters are being impacted by this ...
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 ...
Use this card as you pray for Kay Day. The card includes a photo and an overview of her work.
Kay prepares men and women for pastoral ministry by teaching English and practical theology at the Protestant Institute of Arts and Sciences (PIASS). The school places a special emphasis on equipping students to facilitate reconciliation, mutual respect and societal development in Rwanda, a country still scarred by the 1994 genocide.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers the Rev. Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar. The card includes a photo of them and an overview of their work.
Bridging cultural, economic, political, and linguistic differences, Mark and Miriam support the ministry of Frontera de Cristo in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed on both sides of the border. They and their partners seek to put flesh on the gospel through participation in new church development, permaculture, health ministries, and community and economic development. Recognizing the potentially divisive issues surrounding the border and immigration ...