The International Presbytery of the Church of Scotland is taking on a mission project every year.
New measures were taken in October 2016 at the meeting in Lausanne.
With 2 projects on the table the Mission Team came to the conclusion that both are equally important. Therefore both missions will be running for 2 years instead of one.
These projects are part of who we are, shared between all the congregations of the Presbytery.
If we can collect just 1 Euro per person for each of the projects in 2017 and also in 2018, a great deal of help will be achieved.
Equestrian Club Hope
From Saint Andrew's, Malta
This project provides Equine-Assisted Therapy for children in Algiers.
The project is explained in a little presentation.
Further information is illustrated in a 7 minute video below.
Project in Italy
from Saint Andrew's in Rome
From the congregation in Rome came the plea to help and support the victims of the earthquakes.
On 24 August 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the Apennines Mountains in central Italy, devastating the small towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto
You remember the damage and affliction caused.
Even after the decision was made in the October Presbytery more earthquakes struck this area.
The Presbytery’s Mission Project in 2016 was “Beyond Crisis” – which helps refugees in Budapest, Hungary, in association with St. Columba’s Church.
It’s run by the Kalunba Social Services Association, and aims to help refugee families to re-establish themselves, through housing, school integration, and vital psycho-social services.
Rev. Aaron Stevens said “It’s miracle money that bridges the gap.”