Thursday, February 6, 2014

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. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and 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.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: February 6, 2014

GUATEMALA - Poverty: The yellowed cheeks and glazed eyes of a malnourished, 18-month-old girl, weighing a mere 15 pounds and waiting on death’s doorstep.

Poverty: The desperation in her mother’s eyes, knowing that something must be done but also knowing, too well, that there’s no money to buy the fortified milk her daughter’s life depends on.

In my work as a Young Adult Volunteer in Guatemala, that’s what I saw when I first met Cristina and her baby: two people trapped in the hopeless, life-draining effects of poverty that plague far too many people in Guatemala and around the world.

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