A letter from Bernie Adeney-Risakotta serving in Indonesia

March 2016 – Sowing Clover
In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter, war spreading, families dying, the world in danger,
I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover.
—Wendell Berry

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues,

Farsijana with women from Gunung Kidul

Farsijana with women from Gunung Kidul

In the dark of the moon we recently experienced a total eclipse of the sun in Indonesia. The puny, little, darkened moon blotted out the sun. That day many Muslims gathered to say extra “solar eclipse prayers.” Hindus carried out rituals to ensure that the sun would come back and Christians gathered to pray.… Continue

Hunter Farrell, Head of World Mission for the PCUSA – September 9 7:00 PM

Friday, September 9, First Presbyterian Church will have a special opportunity to hear the Rev. Hunter Farrell, Director of Presbyterian World Mission. Mr. Farrell has held that position since 2007, having started his mission service at age 23 as a volunteer in mission in Zaire.

Since that time he has served for a decade in Peru with a mission focus on the problem of lead poisoning of children coming from smelting operations there. Service in Africa began in the late 1980’s in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Africa his work with African mission partners dealt with health, evangelism, general education, and theological education.… Continue