Serving Around the World

From Africa, India, Albania and Indonesia to Malawi, Honduras, Central Asia and Turkey, we believe we are all God’s children. That’s why PCLG is involved in helping others all over the globe. 

 

Amor Ministries

amorSince 2001, our PCLG youth, college students, and numerous adult advisors have built more than 30 homes in Mexico through Amor Ministries. As Christians we are all called to discover new ways to put our faith into action. Our goal at PCLG is to help you on your journey–and for us to do it together. In February, our high school group takes a team, and in June, this mission project is open to the whole PCLG church community. What a great way to put your faith into action. 

 

medical-benevolence-foundationMedical Benevolence Foundation

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Medical Benevolence Foundation, a medical mission partner of the Presbyterian Church since 1963, strives for medical excellence by promoting health through the physical presence of medical mission co-workers. MBF focuses on education — particularly the training of nurses — as well as disease prevention and curative care for those in impoverished communities in Malawi, Congo, Kenya and Haiti. 

 

 

Dr. Bernard & Dr. Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta – Indonesiaadeneyrisakotta

Bernie & Farsijana serve at the Duta Wacana Christian University in the city of Yogyakarta in partnership with the Communion of Churches of Indonesia. Farsijana is helping develop a peace studies program while Bernie works with the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, which is the world’s first consortium that involves a Christian university, a Muslim university and a secular university. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Martha Sommers – Congo

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Dr. Sommers, a family practice physician, serves at The Christian Medical Institute of the Kasai, the primary health care facility and a center for medical education in the central region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Martha serves as an instructor and resource to physicians, medical students, interns, and residents. Her duties also include clinical practice.  IMCK was founded in 1954 by the American Presbyterian Congo Mission. It is now a ministry of the Presbyterian Community of Congo, the Mennonite Community of Congo and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

 

wagstaffLeisa ToniAnn Wagstaff – South Sudan

Leisa helps the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan strengthen its educational ministry by facilitating the repair and construction of primary schools, developing in-service teacher training programs, and nurturing community participation in education. 
 
 

Central Asia

Our congregation supports a PC(USA) mission co-worker and community development facilitator in a sensitive area of Central Asia. While meeting practical and physical needs of her community, like improving school facilities and providing health instruction, this mission co-worker also takes every opportunity to bring the good news to the poor in Central Asia

 

Mark and Ruth Stoscher

Mark and Ruth Stoscher have been missionaries in Albania with Alongside Ministries International since 1994. Mark, a former Youth Pastor at PCLG, is the pastor of the Erseka Evangelical Church and Director of Torchbearers-Albania. This former communist country is still very open to the Gospel, and exciting things are happening there. Their ministry has a camping program which draws over 1,000 Albanian young people each summer. 210

In the winter they have a six-month Bible School for Albanian and international students. 
 
 

Near East School of Theology

logo2The Near East School of Theology is an interconfessional Protestant seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. It is one of few places where Middle East Christians can send their young people to become pastors. The primary purpose of the school is to train pastors and church workers for ministry in the churches and other evangelical organizations in the Middle East. Dr. Mary Mikhael, NEST’s President, is an outstanding scholar and a dedicated Christian; she wrote the Presbyterian Women’s study guide for 2009-2010 on the book of Joshua. The PC (USA) position at NEST is now filled by Carol Dolezal-Ng, from the Presbytery of San Francisco. Carol visited our church for Adult Education in 2009.

 

Sabeelsabeel

Sabeel is the Christian non-violent peace movement in Palestine, which seeks to deepen the faith of Palestinian Christians, promote unity among them, and lead them to social action.

Rev. Naim Ateek is an outstanding scholar and a fervent worker for peace in the Middle East. PCLG has had a long relationship with Sabeel, having attended many of the Sabeel peace conferences in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. 

 
 

Special Offerings

The churchwide Special Offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are a collective witness to Jesus Christ’s love for the whole church. PCLG supports One Great Hour of SharingPeace & Global Witness Offering, and the Christmas Joy Offering.
Over the years these offerings have provided ways for individuals and congregations to join together with each other and in partnership with other Christians in responding to a variety of concerns.
 
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Contact the Mission Committee to find out more about our involvement with any of these worthy organizations.

 

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