SERVING OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR WORLD
In Mark 16:15, after Jesus rises from the dead and appears to his disciples, he tells them to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” It’s basically a charge to take everything they learned from him and go teach it - to tell people that through his life, death, and resurrection, Jesus provided a way for each of us to be reconciled with God, no matter where we’re from or what we’ve done. It’s the world’s best story!
At First Presbyterian Church (FPC), we take that charge to heart every day, and we don’t want to neglect the “go into all the world” part. Sometimes we get to “go” ourselves, and sometimes we support others in their work around the world. What is God calling you to do?
If you have questions about international missions or our partner organizations, contact Rev. Joe Brice at (770) 427-0293 x256.
Several time a year, FPC sends teams to Renacimiento, Mexico to serve at Casa Samuel, a Christian ministry that provides meals to school children, winter coats and jackets to those in need, adolescent drug rehab, and ministry to mothers and women in the community.
Rise Against Hunger
The mission statement for Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.Join your church friends the next time Rise Against Hunger is scheduled here.
Learn more at riseagainsthunger.org.
KENYA: Life for Children Ministry
This ministry reaches out to the children of Kenya that have been orphaned by the AIDS/HIV pandemic. Their philosophy is to place these children with their extended relatives in their native communities to help preserve their heritage and self-esteem. Life For Children Ministry provides food, clothing, healthcare, education and most importantly Christian faith to give these little souls a chance. FPC supports this ministry in various ways, including providing funds for homes and microloans.
Learn how you can help at lifeforchildrenministry.org.
Pray for Our Missionaries
Wycliffe Bible Translators: Steve & Kathy Womack
Steve & Kathy Womack celebrate 30 years with Wycliffe in 2014. They've served in South America and Africa. Now from North Carolina, Steve facilitates the assignment of staff to and from Wycliffe locations in sub-Saharan Africa. Steve trains the Human Resource workers assigned to Africa in Personnel systems. Kathy has been involved in the mentoring and training of Wycliffe staff in Africa and now at the Wycliffe training center, JAARS, in NC.
For more about Wycliffe, visit wycliffe.org.
UNITED KINGDOM: Tom & Judy Harvey
Tom is the Academic Dean of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS) in Cambridge, England, a critical center for global Christianity and mission. Judy serves in team ministry. The global reach of the OCMS is reflected in the diversity of its student body, which includes 120 doctoral scholars from more than 40 countries.
CRU: Brianna Esa
Brianna Esa is one of our “homegrown” missionaries, the daughter of former pastor Rev. Don Esa. She now serves with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) in the Los Angeles area on the campuses of Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach. Brianna is specifically involved with DESTINO, the outreach to the Latino and Hispanic communities on campus.