THE WORLD MISSION MINISTRY builds support for mission co-workers, educates leaders, and provides engagement in God’s mission through presbytery trips to Haiti and Guatemala.

World Mission Ministry connects congregations with Presbyterian World Mission, with a special focus on Cindy Corell in Haiti, and also with a shared mission initiative with Peaks Presbytery in Guatemala.

World Mission Ministry also promotes and financially supports the Young Adult Volunteer program.

Resources

Members

Mary Jane Winter, moderator
Ron Bullis
Janice Carter
Delores Dunn
Judy Powell
Janice Reagan
Stanley Skreslet

 

Presbyterianism in Egypt

Learn about the role of Cairo's Evangelical Theological Seminary in preparing church leaders in Egypt. World Mission Ministry hosted Rev. Dr. Hani Hanna, president of the seminary, on January 26, 2022. Dr. Stan Skreslet, who taught at the seminary in Cairo as a Presbyterian mission co-worker before joining the faculty at Union Seminary in Richmond, moderated.

Egypt Jan 2022 video cover

Sunday with Cindy: Haiti Update

Shortly after the assassination of the president and resulting political chaos, Haiti experienced a 7.2 earthquake, aftershocks, and then Tropical Storm Grace which hit the same area. Thousands of Haitians have fled to the Mexico/US border, many have been deported, and the suffering has no end in sight. On October 17, 2021, Cindy Corell and her mission partner in Haiti, Fabienne Jean, visited us virtually, to share info about the continuing crisis in Haiti and how Presbyterian partners are seeking to respond.

Haiti Oct 2021 video cover (1)

Climate Change Perspective from Pacific Islanders

POJ’s World Mission Ministry hosted a virtual visit by Frances Namoumou, a Presbyterian Peacemaker from Fiji, on October 24 and 25, 2021. Speaking on the topic "Peacemaking in Fiji: Climate Justice and Disaster Management,” Frances shared her insights and experiences with our current global climate crisis. This event was made possible by the PC(USA) and sponsored locally by POJ churches Bon Air, Gayton Kirk, First Richmond, Salisbury, and Second Richmond.

Fiji Oct 2021 video cover
Mission co-worker Cindy Corell (right)
Mission co-worker Cindy Corell (right)
Participants in the Young Adult Volunteer program
Participants in the Young Adult Volunteer program