Monday, March 20, 2017

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.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: March 20, 2017

COMPASSION, PEACE AND JUSTICE TRAINING - For the Rev. Kevin Johnson, the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and its aftermath became a turning point in his life. Raised in Washington, D.C., Johnson climbed the stairwell of a high rise under construction after the shooting and witnessed a city in anger as riots broke out in the nation’s capital.

“That was a watershed moment, to really look at the landscape of the city after his death,” he said. “I was able to look out over the treetops and see the flames coming from above the trees and the some billowing up into the sky.”

Johnson says he began to grapple with the question of what could make people respond in such a violent, angry way ...

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