Presbyterian Mission Agency Mission Coworkers:

Mark Adams & Miriam Maldonado Escobar

(Mexico) serve in the U.S.-Mexico border region near Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Mexico. They support the binational ministry of Frontera de Cristo in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed. They and their partners seek to put flesh on the gospel through participation in new church development, permaculture, health ministries, and community and economic development.

Cathy Chang and Juan Lopez

(Philippines) are helping global partners address issues of migration and human trafficking. The UN’s International Labor Organization estimates 21 million people are victims of coerced labor and/or forced sexual exploitation. While human trafficking is a worldwide problem, countries in Asia are increasingly vulnerable. Cathy and Juan work with churches and non-governmental organizations in Asia to help coordinate efforts to end the scourge of modern-day slavery. They also resource various programs of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and US congregations concerned about the issue.

Melissa Johnson

(Zambia) has been called to be the Health Education Program Facilitator, working with the Zambia’s Health Department in its efforts to implement a program of health education to prevent disease and death.

one great hour of sharing:

The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People – all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Supports the PC(USA) ministry of disaster response and long-term disaster recovery to strengthen families and communities adversely impacted by disaster. PDA also engages in the ministry of assistance to immigrants and refugees.

Self-Development of People

Supports the PC(USA) ministry participating in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression, and justice.

Presbyterian Hunger Program

Seeks to address famine, alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes.