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Give the Gift of Hope This Christmas!

How we can respond to the critical needs of our partners in South Sudan, following the devesation caused by recent flooding

In 2013, Pittsburgh Presbytery and the Church of Central Africa: Presbyterian Blantyre Synod entered into a covenantal partnership relationship with the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SSPEC). In doing so, we have come alongside several other presbyteries and mission agencies who are committed to sharing hope and pointing toward justice in the world. Our partnership with SSPEC churches along with our brothers and sisters in Malawi CCAP has provided hope and encouragement to all of us.

During years of conflict, famine, and displacement, the people of South Sudan have suffered tremendous losses. Our PC(USA) mission co-workers and other advocates are working beside faithful pastors and community leaders as they are promoting peacemaking and trauma healing.

Recently, during the rainy season, flooding in South Sudan has caused devastation to homes, work places, and churches. Over 800,000 people have been impacted leaving them needing clean water, food, and transportation. In early November, the International Partnership Ministry Team of Pittsburgh Presbytery sent an emergency gift of $3,000 to our partners in SSPEC. More is needed!

Our partners with SSPEC are confident that our funds will provide much needed food and clean water to communities who are in immediate and long-term need. With a contribution of any amount, you can bring hope to our brothers and sisters 7,000 miles away in South Sudan by giving an alternative Christmas gift "in honor of" or "in memory of" a loved one. Simply send your check made payable to "Pittsburgh Presbytery", 901 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 with "South Sudan Flood Relief" noted on the memo line by December 31, 2019. Thank you in advance for your commitment to our International Partners.

With hope during this Christmas season,
The International Partnership Ministry Team of Pittsburgh Presbytery

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

 
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