Friday, July 19, 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: July 19, 2013

HONG KONG - Over 30 years ago, the Hong Kong Christian Council started one of the city’s first charities concerned about the poor and needy overseas. Taking its name from the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, the Five Loaves and Two Fish Project works tirelessly to improve the lives of thousands in developing countries and in mainland China.

The reunification of Hong Kong with its motherland in 1997 has provided many opportunities to contribute to the nation’s development and progress. Among the most successful programs are Project Torch, which has helped over 700 impoverished but talented young Chinese students finish their university education, and the Rebuilding Collapsing Schools Project, which has helped rebuild over 500 dilapidated primary schools and dormitories in the mountainous regions of China.

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