PCUSA Mission Co-Workers St. Simons Presbyterian also seeks to share God's love with our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world by sending mission teams, commissioning individual church members, supporting PC(USA) mission co-workers, and supporting organizations that spread God's love, grace, and generosity abroad. As a church, our mission has reached people and places in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Our support focuses on ministries that provide clean water to developing nations, care to orphans, healthcare for AIDS affected children, access to education, creating sustainable incomes, and translating and sharing the gospel and grace of Jesus Christ.
Currently, the PCUSA Mission Co-Workers financially supported by St. Simons Presbyterian include:
Malawi: Jim and Jodi McGill, Frank and Nancy Dimmock
Ethiopia: Michael & Rachel Weller
Niger: Michael and RachelLudwig
Brazil: Tim & Marta Carriker
Bangladesh: Drs. Les and Cindy Morgan
Taiwan: Rev. John McCall
What are "Mission Co-Workers"? Presbyterian missionaries are teachers, church planters, doctors, public health specialists, chaplains and human rights advocates serving in 71 countries. They teach theology, church history, Greek, Hebrew and English. They preach and evangelize. They organize and host mission teams from the United States. Presbyterian missionaries are generally called "mission co-workers" because they work in partnership with Christians and missionaries who are from the host nation.
Montaña de Luz Orphanage (Honduras) Montaña de Luz (MDL) was begun in 2000 as a hospice for children with HIV/AIDS in Honduras whose parents had died or had become too ill to care for them. Located an hour and half to the East of Tegucigalpa on top of a mountain overlooking a valley of small towns and sugar cane fields the mountain of light is a refuge for children who desperately need the specialized care, nurturance, healing and love provided to them in this refuge from a world where AIDS is stigmatizing. The children range in age from preschool to young adulthood. MDL is a faith based organization creating a loving home for children in Honduras who are affected by HIV/AIDS. They provide children comprehensive care, including education, medical care, and emotional and spiritual support. As the children grow toward adulthood, they strive to prepare them for life beyond Montaña de Luz. St. Simons Presbyterian has supported MDL for over a decade both financially and by sending mission teams. You can learn more on the Montaña de Luz Web site.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts.Presbyterian Disaster Assistance focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities and provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods. You can learn more on the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Web site.