Sunday, June 30, 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: June 30, 2013

MINUTE FOR MISSION: MEDICAL BENEVOLENCE FOUNDATION - Happy 50th Birthday, Medical Benevolence Foundation! The idea for a group to support Presbyterian medical missions was conceived in 1962 by the Board of World Missions of PCUS at the suggestion of Dr. Paul Crane, a medical missionary. In good Presbyterian fashion, a committee was formed, which then met and recommended the approval of a foundation for medical work, especially the financial support of hospitals. In 1963 a letter was sent to all Presbyterian doctors announcing the formation of Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF). MBF proceeded to engage with medical mission co-workers and to develop lasting partnerships with the international churches and their mission hospitals. MBF began raising support to help mission hospitals provide care for people in desperate need and training for their medical staff and community health workers.

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