Mission Crossroads

SUM 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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20 Summer 2017 Presbyterian World Mission brings God's global family together to address poverty, work toward reconciliation and proclaim God's saving love in Jesus Christ. W O R L D R O U N D U P | Tammy Warren God's mission in South Sudan Believing lasting peace will come Lynn and Sharon Kandel walk in God's love and protection as regional liaisons in South Sudan, where they met more than 30 years ago while Lynn was on a short- term mission trip. Sharon is a third-generation mission worker, following the path of her grandparents, who were long-term Presbyterian missionaries in Egypt, and her parents, who served the church for 42 years in Sudan and Ethiopia, where she was born. In addition to their primary work as regional liaisons for the Horn of Africa, Lynn and Sharon work alongside the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, assisting with administration and logistics related to the South Sudan Education and Peacebuilding Project. "We pray the educational aspect of our work will improve the rate of women and young girls entering school," they write. "Education leads to more possibilities of jobs, better health and a more positive future." e Kandels say their role as regional liaisons provides a chance to be a small part of the lives of their brothers and sisters in Sudan, Ethiopia and South Sudan from their home base in Juba, South Sudan. "We know God will give us the strength we need to do this job," they write, "and be the guiding force in all we do." Support Lynn and Sharon in South Sudan. pcusa.org/donate/E200524 God's mission in East Asia A legacy and promise of cross-cultural mission Since 2012, the Rev. Choon Lim, a fourth- generation Korean Presbyterian, has served as Presbyterian World Mission's regional liaison for East Asia, which includes Taiwan, China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea. Choon and his wife, Yen Hee Lim, accepted their first assignment as mission co-workers in 1991, serving off the coast of South Korea aboard the medical ship Salvation at the invitation of the Presbyterian Church of Korea. With their medical background, Yen Hee as a nurse and Choon as a respiratory therapist, they helped the island people medically, while also sharing the good news of Jesus Christ for six years. In 1997, the Lims were presented with a challenging cross-cultural opportunity: to learn the complex Mandarin Chinese language and, at midlife, to start a campus ministry among marginalized Aboriginal college students in Hualien, Taiwan. e ministry would birth a church and become the largest Aboriginal campus ministry in Taiwan. Many of their former students are now clergy and lay leaders in the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan. Choon, who was born in what is now North Korea, travels there two or three times each year to nurture relationships with the church. He continues to pray for peaceful reunification of the peninsula in God's time. For more than 25 years Choon and Yen Hee's compassionate work has given hope to suffering people. Support Choon and Yen Hee in East Asia. pcusa.org/donate/E200491

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