Mission Crossroads

SPR 2017

Mission Crossroads is a three-time-a-year magazine focused on worldwide work of the PC(USA). It offers news and feature stories about mission personnel, international partners and grassroots Presbyterians involved in God's mission in the world.

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Celebrating racial ethnic contributions to transformative mission O n the following pages, you'll catch a glimpse of the rich legacy and continuing service of racial ethnic mission workers—men and women of color called to love God and love their neighbors at home and abroad. Since the beginning of Presbyterian international mission 180 years ago, these and other Presbyterian Christians have paved the way for mission from the U.S. to the ends of the earth, and from the ends of the earth to the U.S. eir unique perspectives have helped transform the church from colonial mission to mission in partnership, the missio dei—the mission of God. While we've changed our mission practice over the years, what has not changed is the 180-degree transformation of faithful mission servants who encounter Christ and accept the urgent call to share God's love with others throughout the world. We give thanks to God for their calling and commitment, and we give thanks to you for your ongoing prayers and support of them and their ministries. A T T H E C R O S S R O A D S | Tony De La Rosa, interim executive director Presbyterian Mission Agency Mission Crossroads is a Presbyterian Mission Agency publication about God's mission around the world through the PC(USA) and our church partners. Presbyterian World Mission is committed to sending mission personnel, empowering the global church, and equipping the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for mission as together we address the root causes of poverty, work for reconciliation amid cultures of violence, and share the good news of God's saving love through Jesus Christ. EDITOR Kathy Melvin CONTENT MANAGER Rachel Yates PROJECT MANAGER Tammy Warren STAY CONNECTED To subscribe or change your mailing address, contact development. services@pcusa.org or call 800-728-7228. To request additional free copies of Mission Crossroads, email rebecca.johnson@pcusa.org or call 800-728-7228 x5065. SUPPORT WORLD MISSION Give online/phone: pcusa.org/supportwm 800-728-7228 Mail checks, payable to PC(USA): Presbyterian World Mission P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 On the cover: Mission co-worker Leisa Wagstaff discusses clean water at a school in South Sudan. Photo by Sharon Kandel Tony De La Rosa and Presbyterian Mission Agency team members get a firsthand look at rebuilding efforts in the Philippines three years after Typhoon Haiyan. Mienda Uriarte

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