Brochures and cards
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. 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 Mission Co-worker Janice Heckler. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Jan works with the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar, facilitating strategic planning and organizational development. The church is heavily involved in health and rural development ministries, evangelism, environmental concerns, HIV/AIDS prevention, Christian education and leadership development. Jan entered mission service in 2012 and brings experience from the fields of education, public health, mental health and social service. Her background includes service with a non-governmental organization devoted to improving education in the developing world. As a volunteer, she ...
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 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. Judy Chan. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Judy serves as executive secretary for communications for the Hong Kong Christian Council. This position involves being producer for the council’s ecumenical broadcasting ministry and serving as editor of the council’s English language publications. More recently she has been working in the area of environmental advocacy through the Hong Kong Christians for Eco-Concern network. Judy says that God has blessed her to serve in a variety of areas and ways, offering her gifts to further the ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Rev. Phyllis Byrd. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
As site coordinator of the Young Adult Volunteer Program in Kenya, Phyllis seeks to create a space that helps the volunteers live in a different culture not on their own terms but on the terms of the community that has so graciously invited them. They develop meaningful relationships based on mutual understanding and respect. “We spend our year asking ourselves, ‘What does God require of us?’” she says. “We consider issues of poverty, justice, violence, over consumption, environmental ...
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-worker Sharon Bryant. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Sharon coordinates volunteers who come to Thailand on short-term mission assignments to teach English. They serve Thai students in grades K-12 who attend the 25 Christian schools of the Church of Christ in Thailand. In addition to teaching, the volunteers share their lives of faith and leave a lasting impact on the schools and the surrounding communities. Those who lead the Thai church today have stories of such volunteers in their past. Sharon’s goal is to help the ...
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