Missions

WORLD MISSION

    Government Street Presbyterian Church annually contributes $70,000 to Presbyterian Church USA mission which supports the work of South Alabama Presbytery, national, and global ministries. 

     The operating budget of the General Assembly is $75 million, of which $17.5 million is devoted to supporting worldwide ministries. There are 175 compensated mission workers worldwide.

    Government Street Presbyterian Church also receives special offerings annually for Disaster Relief through the One Great Hour of Sharing at Easter and the Joy Gift at Christmas for minority education and retired ministers. Other special offerings are received at various times for local and international projects.  

    Government Street Presbyterian Church sponsors the Mission Market at Christmas to support projects like Habitat for Humanity, the Heifer Project International, Family Promise's Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN,) Presbyterian Home for Children, Coffee Club and like ministries. Members are invited to make donations to these projects in lieu of personal gifts. Donations are acknowledged to specified recipients.

    GSPC supports several missionary families; among them are Frank and Nancy Dimmock in Lesotho, and Dan and Elizabeth Turk in Madagascar

 

 

PRESBYTERIANS UNITED IN MISSION

MINISTRY OF HOPE LESOTHO

 

     Ministry of Hope Lesotho (MoHL), founded in 2009 by PCUSA missionary Nancy Dimmock in collaboration with Mamonyane Mohale, a Lesotho health care professional, provides care, shelter, food, clothing, and a path to the future for orphaned children. Some of the children are malnourished, others neglected or abused, still others caught in the web of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We are writing to encourage your prayers and financial support for these children. We are also writing to begin conversation about working with Mamonyane and her capable staff to continue this wonderful expression of God’s love.

     Since its inception, funding for MoHL has been channeled through Ministry of Hope Inc., a non-profit dedicated to mission in Malawi. When approached by Nancy, the faithful Presbyterians located in Black Mountain, North Carolina, agreed to receive donations for the emerging mission in Lesotho where Nancy then lived. Because Nancy has relocated to the US and since the Black Mountain group wants to focus on Malawi, the time is right to find an alternative way of supporting the maturing Lesotho mission. Government Street Presbyterian Church has agreed to lead that effort. To that end, we have enclosed information that tells an amazing story. We hope you will share it with leaders in your congregation, key decision makers, and individuals with a heart for mission. In coming weeks, we will be in touch to answer questions, discern your interests, and explore partnership.

     Over twelve months, GSPC will provide $10,000 towards MoHL’s $100,000 annual operating budget. As you consider your 2015 mission commitments, we hope you will include MoHL. A commitment card along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope is enclosed for your convenience. Your response will be a great help in planning. Gifts may be made payable to Government Street Presbyterian Church and marked MoHL. An external audit will be sent to donor's annually.

  

 Click here for the Ministry of Hope Brochure:

MOHL_Brochure.pdf

 

 Click here for the Ministry of Hope Video:

Lesotho Video

 

 

Frank and Nancy Dimmock

Frank and Nancy Dimmock

Dan and Elizabeth Turk

Dan and Elizabeth Turk