Brochures and cards
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 ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Rev. Dr. Joshua Vis and Kim Vis. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Josh and Kim serve at the Ecumenical Institute of Post Graduate Studies in São Paulo, where Josh teaches biblical languages and literature. Josh uses his skills as a biblical scholar to equip students to become able interpreters of Scripture. The Ecumenical Institute of Post Graduate Studies is widely known in Brazil for its academic excellence and for its important role in preparing men and women for leadership in Protestant churches in Latin America ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Jonathan and Emily Seitz. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Jonathan and Emily serve at Taiwan College and Theological Seminary at Taipei, helping to prepare leaders for the Taiwanese church. Jonathan serves the school as professor of theology and missiology. The seminarians he prepares for ministry typically begin their ministries in Taiwan’s small, rural churches. In addition, he teaches lay leaders as part of the seminary’s Lay Academy and pastors who return for continuing education.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Douglas Orbaker. The card includes a photo and overview of his work.
Doug serves as delegations coordinator with the Council of Evangelical Church of Nicaragua (CEPAD). The organization works in small, very poor rural communities. One Nicaraguan told Doug, “There are other groups that come and give us more than CEPAD does, but there is no other group that has taught us to do more for ourselves than CEPAD.” Doug develops programs for mission teams that go to Nicaragua to learn, form and work with Nicaraguans. He says he finds great ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Farris and Thelma Goodrum. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Farris and Thelma serve at the Center of Theological Formation Richard Shuall, a ministry of the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil. They teach Christian education, administration, evangelism, music and pastoral ministry. The Goodrums say that God has used them in many ways and that they have been learners as well as teachers, a reflection of the true meaning of mission in partnership.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Dr. Robert Daniell and Elizabeth Turk. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Serving in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM), Dan and Elizabeth work to improve the lives of the Malagasy people. Elizabeth trains village health workers, helps communities develop safe drinking water sources and educates church leaders and youth about AIDS prevention. Dan has helped the FJKM develop an extensive fruit tree program that includes a fruit tree nursery and extension work with farmers. He also does environmental education, helping people live ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Alan and Ellen Smith. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Ellen helps twin congregations in the United States with congregations in Russia and Belarus. The goal is to develop long-term relationships across the boundaries of history, language, culture and denomination. Once a strong relationship is established, congregations often engage in joint projects that include summer camp ministry, orphanage ministry, drug rehabilitation, and outreach to families with handicapped children. Ellen also works with the Russian and Belarusian partners who come together to develop joint social ministries for their ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Dr. John Fletcher and Gwenda Fletcher. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
John is a surgical consultant to the eight hospitals supported by the Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC). He works with the hospitals’ staffs to improve their surgical knowledge, skills, judgment and techniques. Gwenda serves the CPC as an education consultant. She assists the CPC’s Education Department in its efforts to enhance the quality of education in the church’s 702 elementary and secondary schools. In a partnership that values mutual learning and teaching as ...
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 ...
The 2012 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference will be held July 30th – August 2nd, 2012 in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Five of the ministries of the Evangelism and Church Growth area will host their individual conferences, while sharing group meals, worship, and plenary speakers with the other conferences.