Thursday, January 31, 2013

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. The stories in the 2013 Mission Yearbook were gathered around the question of Jesus to his disciples, “How many loaves have you?” from Mark 6:38. The book is filled with stories of God’s abundance in the face of overwhelming needs and a scarcity of resources.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: January 31, 2013

BOLIVIA - As the youth of UMAVIDA wandered the exhibit hall, observing the photo reports taken by their peers, one could feel the energy of the exchange of experiences and the curiosity and knowledge that it created. UMAVIDA (Uniendo Manos por la Vida, “Joining Hands for Life”) is the Bolivian Joining Hands network, one of 10 Joining Hands networks of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, which works with religious and secular community groups to address root and systemic causes of hunger, poverty, and injustice. As water is an ever-pressing issue in Bolivia, whether the concern is about contamination, access, or treatment, UMAVIDA’s mission is to advocate and build awareness about water issues.

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