Thursday, February 7, 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: February 7, 2013

SYNOD OF THE SOUTHWEST - The Synod of the Southwest has been challenged, as have many others, in the area of communication. Covering an area of 235,587 square miles, the synod has four presbyteries and serves 162 congregations and their 28,872 members. In addition to widely dispersed congregations, the synod is home to several Native American reservations where Internet connections have sometimes been difficult to establish. Added to the distance challenge, continuing reduction of financial resources made finding new ways to talk to and work with each other critical.

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