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 23, 2013
PEACE RIVER PRESBYTERY, FLORIDA - Feeding the hungry has taken two different forms in Peace River Presbytery recently. Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, supported by Peace River, the Presbytery of Tampa Bay, and Grace Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, has evolved from a single campus in 1976 to assisting farmworkers in four Florida agricultural communities. During the past three years, Beth-El has started new extension ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Arcadia, and First Presbyterian Church, Fort Meade. Each week Beth-El offers food and clothing to the “least of these.” While welcoming the stranger, it provided 10,000 grocery bags of food last year at just one of its new locations. In the other, an underserved community has benefited from a partnership with a local Presbyterian congregation to distribute food and clothing weekly on church grounds. Just as Jesus provided using only a few loaves and fishes, Beth-El is striving to meet the ongoing needs of the agricultural workers in south and central Florida.
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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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