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What’s a YAV?

So far 2014 holds at least one exciting new thing for me: I’m going to be a YAV site coordinator (again)! So, what does that mean? Well, YAV stands for Young Adult Volunteer, a program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) … Continue reading

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Where does God lead you?

Are you (or is someone you know) called to mission service? If so, you’ve come to the right place! I’d like to share a few opportunities available through the PC(USA). These are the positions that are currently open in Latin … Continue reading

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Called and sent

“We shouldn’t be stepping on each other’s skirts.” “We need to help and encourage one another in using our God-given gifts.” These statements sparked lively conversation at an ecumenical panel on “Rethinking our [women’s] participation in the church.” Women’s leadership … Continue reading

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Let’s meet at Big Tent!

For those of you connected to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I just want to make sure you’ve heard about this year’s Big Tent event. Nine individual conferences will be held simultaneously there (including World Mission Matters, the Peacemaking Conference, the … Continue reading

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Joining Hands, Peru

In addition to two church partners–the Evangelical Presbyterian and Reformed Church in Peru (IEPRP), and the Peruvian Evangelical Church (IEP)–the PC(USA) partners with Red Uniendo Manos (Joining Hands) an ecumenical network with three program areas in Peru: environment, human rights, … Continue reading

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Interculturality

You may be wondering what’s going on with all the heavy subjects here–my last entry was about credibility, and now we’re on interculturality and decolonization! But these sorts of issues are all around me here, not just in classes and intellectual circles but on the streets. Stalls and kiosks in the center of town offer copies of the constitution and the new anti-racism law in pocket editions. In a country (officially called the Plurinational State of Bolivia) where over 30 indigenous languages are spoken and officially recognized, learning what it means to give fair representation and voice and self-determination to everyone is a complicated process. Continue reading

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“Accompaniment as Mission”

My friends Mamie and Richard are mission co-workers serving in Colombia as pastoral accompaniers. Richard just posted a sermon he preached at his home church in Texas last spring, and I think it gives a helpful look at how Presbyterian involvement in … Continue reading

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