After two years of conflict surrounding Good Shepherd Hospital in the central Congo, signs of peace and stability are emerging. Read more from the Director about the impact of the strife on the IMCK and its flagship hospital here.
Our World Mission Ministry directs the church’s ministries to people in need in the U.S. and in many countries around the world. The ministry team ordinarily gathers one evening each month to make budget decisions, hear progress reports, plan events, and pray for our worldwide partners. Some of these partnerships include:
Support of the Mission of the PCUSA
This includes the functioning of our Presbytery (Transylvania), Synod (Synod of Living Waters) and General Assembly. Funds are used for operations as well as local and world ministries, including support of our long-term missionaries abroad. Learn more at www.pcusa.org/navigation/mission.htm
Living Waters for the World
This ministry of our synod trains and equips congregational mission teams to install clean water systems in developing countries, and to educate those communities about the proper use of clean water. The Presbyterian Church of Danville is actively engaged in this ministry, having installed many of these systems in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico over the last several years. Many of our congregants have traveled with these mission teams, and many more have supported with financial support and with prayer. Learn more at www.livingwatersfortheworld.org
Presbyterian Hunger Program
Our denomination has excellent programs to alleviate hunger in the world, and we support these programs through our budget as well as our “CentsAbility” offerings. Learn more at www.pcusa.org/hunger/.
Missionaries in Madagascar
Jan Heckler is an innovative educator in the developing country of Madagascar, in partnership with FJKM (the Reformed Church of Madagascar) and Pastor Mamisoa. Jan receives a portion of her support from this congregation. We have had an ongoing relationship with this co-worker for several years. Learn more at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/jan-heckler/
This microfinance organization loans funds to people in developing countries who have no access to conventional loans needed for starting a business, funding an education, and other activities that help them become self-sufficient. An initial investment from our operating budget has nearly tripled, as the loans are repaid and then reinvested. Learn more at https://www.kiva.org/
Dalit Children in India
Four Dalit (‘untouchable’) children in India receive direct support from this church through Witnessing Ministries of Christ, enabling them to be fed, clothed and educated. Learn more at www.witnessingministries.org.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
This church has sponsored several refugee families, providing them with a place to live and assistance in assimilating into the community. We have enabled families from Bosnia, Iraq, Syria and Liberia to have a new, safe beginning in the U.S. Learn more at www.kyrm.org.
Bread for the World
Understanding that even while we offer direct support to the needs of the world, we must also attack the systemic causes of poverty and social injustice, this church actively supports Bread for the World, an organization that raises a strong voice in Washington D.C. on behalf of legislations that affect our global policies. Learn more at www.bread.org.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Recent years have brought a number of natural disasters in this country. Through support of our denomination’s disaster assistance program, as well as by sending people for on-site work teams, we have helped to alleviate the suffering from these tragedies. Learn more at www.pcusa.org/pda/.
Native American Ministries
We have supported the Bdecan Presbyterian Church, Spirit Lake Dakota Nation Reservation, North Dakota, as well as the American Indian Youth Council.
Caring for Creation
Understanding that we are to be stewards of our Earth, this church participates in the PCUSA program “Presbyterians for Restoring Creation”, and we regularly offer information to our congregation about ways in which we can be better caretakers of the planet. Learn more at www.prcweb.org.
Our denomination sponsors four annual “Special Offerings” that support various domestic and international ministries. This church participates in all of these offerings annually, providing thousands of dollars of assistance to these programs. Learn more at www.pcusa.org.