International Peacemaker visits have informed Presbyterians, opened hearts and minds, touched lives, and inspired new ministries since 1984. The International Peacemakers for 2019 have been announced - see the attached press release from the PC(USA) to learn about them and the opportunities to interact with them this September and October.
Rev. Paula Cooper (far right in photo above) has started her ministry as the Regional Liaison for East Central Africa, where she will facilitate PC(USA) relationships with partner churches and institutions in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, and Zambia. For Paula’s bio and information about her mission work, see the following from Presbyterian World Mission:
After 21 years of faithful service in the mission field, Nancy Collins (second from right in photo above) is retiring. Read about her reflections and the next chapter of her life in the following article in the PC(USA) Mission Connections publication:
Twenty-one people died in a terror attack on a Nairobi Hotel January 14. Please keep all Kenyans and our mission partners in your prayers as we all mourn this tragic loss of life.
Please read and consider the attached request from PCEA Secretary General Rev. Peter Kaniah for support of the victims of the failure of the dam near Solai Center in Nakuru County. The PCEA Solai Church was destroyed in the flooding, and four members of that church were among those whose lives were lost.
Sharon Secor, one of the founders of the Kenya Mission Network, was invited to address the 2018 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa in Nairobi. Here are her remarks:
Here is a press statement from Prof. John K. Mungania, Vice Chancellor of the Presbyterian University of East Africa, clarifying the current status of the University:
CCAP Kibera congregation - which has three locations inside Kibera- has a school at Silanga currently serving 100 young people from Kibera. The congregation is trying to build a dining hall and hostel for the students, and is looking for a partner in that endeavor. Please contact Session clerk Mr. Paul Kiringah at email@example.com to discuss partnership possibilities!
Many thanks to Rev. Cyprian and the many folks from Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas who made the February, 2018 Kenya Mission Network Conference such a success. We were very impressed with the program and presentations, and we came home re-energized and better equipped for our work in Kenya. The messages delivered by our Kenyan pastor guests - Rev. Robert Waihenya and Rev. Kamau Thairu - were especially meaningful. We look forward to the next KMN Conference in 2019! Jack and Mary Stuart Alderman