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So That All May Flourish: World Food Day 2019

by Anna Muir

Poverty, the rising cost of food and an unstable climate are a few of the reasons that about 821 million people around the world don’t have regular access to nutritious food. Staggeringly, conflict is responsible for 10 out of 13 of the world’s main food crises. Yemen is currently the world’s largest food crisis. In […]

PWS&D Responds to Serious Drought in Somalia

by Anna Muir

Packets of Plumpy’nut are small, but mighty. These ready-to-use therapeutic food servings are essential to meeting the food needs of 7,700 people vulnerable to severe hunger and malnutrition in the Gedo region of Somalia. Dealing with Drought… Again Men and women living in Gedo used to make ends meet by farming and raising livestock. Yet, […]

Restoring the Life He Had Before

by Anna Muir

Evidence of Cyclone Idai’s deadly winds and torrential rains can be seen throughout the community of Inhamizua in Mozambique. Fallen trees, roofless homes and impassable roads are a testament to the power of the storm that tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi six months ago. José lives in Inhamizua with his two nephews. He has […]

Hurricane Dorian Relief

by Karen Bokma

Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in early September as a powerful category 5 hurricane. Thousands of homes have been destroyed leaving many without shelter. The World Food Programme estimates that tens of thousands of people will require food assistance. The death toll continues to rise. PWS&D is accepting donations to help with relief and rehabilitation, […]

Advent 2019 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

Even in the face of poverty, injustice and disaster, hope, love, peace and joy find a way. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are responding to God’s call to care for the poor, sick and vulnerable. We are responding to restore human dignity, ease the pain of want and promote community cooperation. As […]

Use The Time You’ve Got!

by Anna Muir

Whether you’ve got one minute, five minutes, or a whole evening, you can use any amount of time to Champion for Change. 1 Minute Pray for this week’s Mission Moment or the #TuesdayPrayer shared by PWS&D on Facebook.   5 Minutes It only takes five minutes to check out the latest news item on WeRespond.ca! […]

Trusting God to Provide

by Karen Bokma

When Job lost his oxen, sheep and camels, as well as his beloved children, he still chose to say, “Blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). Mai Kenkoo, despite facing devastating tragedy, also perseveres in trusting God. “I have faith in God,” she says, “He will do better for us.” Mai’s family once […]

Boosting Bodies and Minds in Haiti

by Anna Muir

When children don’t receive proper food at crucial stages in their development, they miss out on the nutrients they need to grow—both physically and mentally. Persistent drought and a changing climate in Haiti continue to rob families of food and make them more susceptible to diseases. Though their voices are small, their needs are great: […]

Making Sense of PWS&D

by Anna Muir

Connecting your community with the work of PWS&D doesn’t always have to look the same—it can be a smelly affair, or one that makes your taste buds water. Which sense will you explore in your next event? Sight Help raise awareness of the work of PWS&D by creating a gallery of images in your church […]

2018 Annual Report Now Available

by Karen Bokma

In 2018, Presbyterian World Service & Development was blessed by the faithfulness and generosity of Presbyterians from coast to coast—allowing us to reach out to places like South Sudan, Malawi, Syria, Haiti and many more, with life-saving assistance and life-transforming support. PWS&D has witnessed both hope and despair as we responded with countless others in […]