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Malawian Mother Empowered by Food Aid After Cyclone Idai

by Anna Muir

Katherine will always remember the powerful flood waters that rushed up to her knees and penetrated the walls of her home. Six months ago, Cyclone Idai unleashed torrential rain and winds that led to devastating flooding across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Katherine was one of 840,000 Malawians stuck in the storm. The devastating deluge ruined […]

Job Posting: Finance and Administration Coordinator

by Karen Bokma

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR (full-time, permanent) Join an innovative team committed to making a positive difference in the lives of people around the world. Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) is the development, relief and refugee sponsorship agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. PWS&D responds with partners overseas to help communities overcome poverty, recover […]

Youth Resource: School’s In

by Anna Muir

School’s In is a new educational resource to teach youth about the importance of universal education—a powerful tool for achieving sustainable development. The resource contains five lessons to engage youth (Grade 4+) about some of the barriers that prevent the over 250 million children around the world from receiving an education. Youth will learn about […]

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 […]