At the April Presbytery meeting, we learned PCUSA World Mission is facing a major financial shortfall. The Georges’ positions in South Sudan were eliminated in May. If mission giving does not increase, more mission co-workers positions will be eliminated. The Presbytery council has decided to take an offering at each Presbytery meeting for the next year. Each meeting the donations will go to a specific mission co-worker. Pastors and Elders attending presbytery are asked to give sacrificially, bringing their own financial offerings as well as any gifts collected from the session, committees, or the congregation.
At this presbytery meeting, we are designating the offering to Nancy McGaughey.
Our hope is for churches to partner with a mission co-worker by praying for them, corresponding with them and financially supporting them. One way would be to take a special offering for the mission co-worker your church decides to partner with. The MCS committee will provide you with envelopes, prayer cards, and stories for a mission co-worker.
Nancy trains South Sudanese women to run clinics. Many have little or no formal education. Nancy wrote this about one of those training sessions: “At the close of the training, another woman said, “You have given us a small amount of money to pay for our expenses. This money will not last. The knowledge and skills you have given us WILL last. It will help us save lives of women in our communities. For this we thank IMA (Interchurch Medical Assistance).”