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Category Archives: Global Missions
We recently sent funds to our sister congregation in Jimma, Ethiopia, to support them as they face the coronavirus. We received a letter from them with some photos of their people with the supplies they were able to obtain with the funds.
When First Pres members went to an orphan care center in South Africa that the church supports, they saw ‘a bright light’ of hope.
Donna Miller recently came back from accompanying a group of college students on a Spring Break mission trip to Homosassa, Florida, where they did hurricane relief work. The group came back changed, she writes in this reflection from their trip.
Pastor Jon Heeringa and two of our covenant partners recently returned from nearly two weeks in London and Dubai. There, they learned about Christian outreach in the Muslim world. Jon says he took away several main lessons from their time. Here are Jon’s thoughts, with a short video on each.
On December 2, we will take a special offering to provide Bibles to new Christians in places where getting Bibles is not only difficult; it could be against the law. But the Word of God is the power to save, and so we are helping equip these new believers so they are grounded in truth.
In July, 28 youth and adults went to Cuba to explore what God is doing there and to help with various missions. Here are some photos from their trip.
A well that First Presbyterian Church helped fund in Haiti has been built.
First Presbyterian is on mission this summer in Cuba. The church will be sending 15 high school students and 15 adults on an intergenerational mission trip for a week in July.