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Under the Shadow of the Cross
It is very important to take a step back from our highly competitive, fast-paced, over-consuming, rat race and take a second look at ourselves and ponder over the meaning of life and where we are headed. The Lenten season provides an occasion for that. The cross of Jesus Christ and his life, which led up to it provides a frame for a proper perspective on our life and its preoccupations.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Amanda Craft. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Amanda works with women who are seeking to move beyond second-class citizenship. Although Guatemalan law grants them equality in most respects, they are yet to experience equality in their day to day lives. As she accompanies Guatemalan women, Amanda is inspired as she sees them do things they have always been told they were not able to do. They are motivated by what women have achieved in the United States, and the interest U.S. Presbyterians show in the ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Rev. Michael Weller and Rachel Weller. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Rachel supports the work of health clinics and facilitates Community Health Evangelism (CHE) projects and trainings in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. CHE programs seek to transform individuals and communities by integrating community based development, evangelism and discipleship. Michael serves as the PC(USA)’s regional liaison for the Horn of Africa working with partners in Sudan and Ethiopia. Together, Michael and Rachel share the privilege of serving Christ in partnership ministries that empower marginalized ...
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers Jacob and Aliamma George. The card includes a photo and overview of their work.
Jacob and Aliamma teach at Giffen Institute of Theology in Malakal. Jacob teaches Bible and preaching and Aliamma teaches health-related subjects. They also are involved in Community Health Evangelism, a program that seeks to transform individuals and communities by integrating community-based development, evangelism and discipleship. “I believe the gospel can change communities and eventually the nation,” Jacob says. Before entering mission service, the Georges, who are natives of India, lived in Houston, Texas, where Jacob served as ...
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-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 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-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-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.