Tuesday, December 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: December 31, 2013

PRESBYTERY OF TROPICAL FLORIDA - Geographically positioned on the Caribbean rim, the Presbytery of Tropical Florida has a heart for its island neighbors. In 2010 the presbytery voted to make Haiti its mission focus for three years. Supported by a PDA grant, Rev. Patricia Ashley researched the multiple nonprofits supporting Haiti, particularly those Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake. Her research found programs addressing a range of needs, such as Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (Haitian Women of Miami), which works for the social and political empowerment of Haitian women and their families. Its work is vital in helping Haitians begin their lives in the U.S. Ashley also identified congregations in the presbytery that were quietly working to bring support to Haiti. Her findings were the basis of the following PDA Middle Governing Body matching grants for Haiti..

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THE 2014 PRESBYTERIAN MISSION YEARBOOK - Where are the young adults? How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

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