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.
She is Safe: Dalit Women’s Center
Once a month, a group meets at FPC to assess and respond to the needs of the Dalit Women’s Center in India. At the Center, women and girls rescued from abuse or exploitation learn about God’s love and develop business skills, helping to ensure a better future for their daughters.
Learn more at sheissafe.org.
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.
Contact Nancy Tatnall
Spring Break Mission Trip:
High School Juniors and Seniors
In March or April of each year, juniors and seniors travel overseas to serve on a mission trip. Once students sign up for the trip and put down a deposit, they find out where they’re going. We do it this way because we want students to go on the trip because they feel called to go, not to see a certain travel destination.
For more information, contact Andrew McIntosh at (770) 427-0293 x261
Stop Hunger Now
The mission statement for Stop Hunger Now is this: To end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. Their method is a meal packaging system that engages a large gathered group of people in the packaging process. Join your church friends the next time Stop Hunger Now is scheduled here.
Learn more at stophungernow.org/mission-history.
Pray for Our Missionaries
Steve & Kathy Womack serve as Communications and Prayer Coordinators for Wycliffe Bible Translators’ Africa Area work. FPC’s regular giving provides fixed financial support each year to cover the cost of their ministry.
For more about Wycliffe, visit wycliffe.org.
Tom and 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.
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.