Wednesday, February 5, 2020
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” —Matthew 25: 38–40
In response to the biblical call to love our neighbors, the Mission Committee is spending a significant amount of our budget to support the border ministry of Frontera de Cristo–-specifically Presbyterian mission co-workers Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar.
Located in the sister cities of Agua Prieta, Sonora (Mexico) and Douglas, Arizona (USA), Frontera de Cristo works with churches, presbyteries, and secular organizations on both sides of the border to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
Their ministries include a community center, a migrant resource center, a health ministry, a just trade center, and new church development. Their family ministry provides Bible school for children, parenting classes, women’s self-esteem workshops, emergency assistance for families in distress, counseling, spiritual direction, and pastoral presence. They also have mission education activities, bringing together people from both sides of the border through travel and immersion experiences that build relationships and an understanding of issues of migration and faith.
We hope the whole congregation of St. John’s will join us in becoming informed about this work, supporting it through prayer, study, and possibly travel. We will invite Mark and Miriam to visit us when they are available. In the meantime, learn more about this ministry by visiting their website: fronteradecristo.org.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
St. John's Mission Committee served lunch on November 11 (Veterans Day) to about 70 residents at Sierra Manor, which is a Volunteers of America (VOA) facility in Reno near Paradise Park. Numerous residents expressed their gratitude to us for coming out to visit them, and for providing them a meal.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Drivers receive mileage reimbursement and can register for flexible hours. It is an opportunity to build friendships and do a service within the community. Auto liability and secondary insurance are included.
Further information can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or by calling (775) 784-1807.
A flyer is posted on the Mission Board located in Martin Hall. One of our church attendees has found the service to be very reliable and of great help in meeting her needs.