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May Mission Moments
May 5: An opportunity for joyful giving
The Stewards By Design conference wraps up today after three days of intensive keynote presentations and workshops. The conference focused on connecting stewardship to the mission and ministry of the church and growing generous givers. Led by enthusiastic keynote speaker Dr. Kennon Callahan, participants learned how to nurture faithful giving and abundant living; expand and strengthen their mission and ministry; make generous giving an ongoing, joyful experience; and develop a concrete plan suited for their unique situation. A past participant shared, “The sessions were a true blessing for us all. We learned much and now we have much to teach.”
Presbyterians Sharing supports leadership development and equips congregations


May 12: Envisioning malaria-free communities
In Thimalala village in Malawi, Jimmy Gondwe was not sleeping well. He was concerned about the mosquitoes inside his home, fearing they carried the deadly malaria virus. While malaria rates have gone down in Malawi, it remains a significant health challenge, especially among pregnant women and children. Malaria-carrying mosquitoes mostly bite at night, with more than 80 per cent of transmission occurring indoors. To help ensure more households stay healthy and malaria-free, a Presbyterian World Service & Development project is helping to safely treat homes with insecticide. Jimmy reports that since the project, he feels safer inside his home—a now mosquito-free environment. “I am grateful for the support,” Jimmy said.
PWS&D envisions malaria-free communities


May 19: Dreaming of peace
For Amina, Saber and their five children, poverty had become an all too sudden reality. When bombs fell on their town of Suran in Syria, their peaceful life shattered—their home collapsed and basic necessities like water, food and electricity became scarce. Displaced within their own country, broken by over eight years of conflict, Amina and Saber were losing hope. But for the past several months, the family has been receiving monthly food and hygiene baskets through a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported project with Canadian Foodgrains Bank partners. Over meals of beans and rice, Amina and Saber can find a moment of comfort as they dream of peace and security for their beloved country.
PWS&D provides strength through food aid C Mission Moment Sunday May 19


May 26: Family-style worship
With support from Presbyterians Sharing, Family Church of Heritage Green in Stoney Creek, ON is a community of faith offering family-style worship that includes all. From songs and prayers written with kids in mind to interactive activities that draw the gathered community into God's presence, every service brings families together while putting Christ at the center. All programs in the church, such as kids club, youth leadership-in-training and parent support groups, work towards the goal of supporting local families while building lasting relationships.
Presbyterians Sharing supports new congregations