One year later: USA Mission Experience to San Francisco/Bay Area

One year ago, Janet Theus was preparing to travel with Presbyterian Women sisters to the Bay Area for nine days, to be a part of the 2016 USA Mission Experience. You can read her full account here, but below are a few excerpts:

We were going to witness the faithful work being done by our sisters in the San Francisco and San Jose’ presbyteries.  Their work and dedication to God’s promise of a beloved community would prove to be the most amazing experience of this Mission trip.

Our goals were: (1) Learn about victims of sexual trafficking, human slavery, domestic violence, the homeless, and immigration issues. (2) Develop skills to advocate for these victims and (3) Explore personal stories to examine the myths and realities associated with these victim’s experiences and (4) Identify resources to help eliminate these scourges against humanity.

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USA Mission Experience and MyStrength.org

Janet Theus gave a moving discussion of her time participating in the 2016 USA Mission Experience (USAME). She is available to share what she experienced, what she’s learned, and what she’s discovered you also can do to help address the issues surrounding human trafficking.

One resource you can share immediately are these posters: Continue reading “USA Mission Experience and MyStrength.org”

Orange Your Fall #VAW #OrangeDay

Summer is over and Fall is here (somewhere) but remember that the 25th is always Wear Your Orange — remind everyone that #VAW is still right in front of us!

In June, UNiTE asked us to call for all girls and women to have access to violence-free education. Are you involved in initiatives to improve the safety of girls at and on the way to and from school? Continue reading “Orange Your Fall #VAW #OrangeDay”

Synod of the Sun PWCT shares with their communities

The Synod of the Sun Coordinating Team has been carefully stewarding funds entrusted to them, including some moneys with no restrictions or strings attached. At the SCT’s March 2016 meeting, the group chose to share those funds with others, beginning with 10% of the “string-free” money.

The next question to decide, of course — who to share these funds with? Continue reading “Synod of the Sun PWCT shares with their communities”