January 18,  2018
"Out of Chaos, Into Hope"
By Maggie Horak
Lincoln Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

Presbytery Disaster Assistance Gift of the Heart kits will travel to Ferncliff Camp in Arkansas later this month to help others.
Earlier this year when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the Faith In Action Team from Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, decided to help.  Out of those first few ideas to help, GPSC FIAT, with the support of the Session, has been a collection site for PDA kits.  Pastor Jeff Warrick challenged the congregation and the giving, caring people met the first goal: 50 Clean Up Buckets.  Through Homestead Presbytery, the word is slowly getting out and several churches have donated completed buckets and kits.  The room set aside for the project has been slowly filling up and God has opened the eyes, hearts and hands of folks to give, act and support this mission opportunity.
If you or your congregation would like to participate, check out www.pda.pcusa.org
There's information about how PDA helps people on the ground and offers those that want to help---a tangible and useful resource for those lives touched by disaster.
UPDATEHere it is January 2018 and GPSC's FAIT group is heading to PDA's regional depot at Ferncliff Camp near Little Rock, Arkansas: our little room is getting FULL!  Two elders, two deacons and a youth director will be making the trip to get those supplies into the hands of those that dispatch them to needed areas.  We're at about 65 buckets, 350 hygiene kits and 65 school kits---creative packing, prayers for good weather and we'll be on our way!  Praise God for the support of Homestead Presbyterian Women for financially supporting this project to make the trip possible.  Answered prayer!
If you have completed PDA kits/buckets that you would like to make the ride, please contact and deliver to GPSC by Sunday January 28. 402-484-8844
Watch Homestead Presbytery FB for updates and photos.   
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PC (USA) Presbyterian World Mission Co-Worker visit to Homestead Presbytery

Tyler Holm is serving in Mzuzu, Malawi (Africa), at the invitation of the CHurch of Central Livingstonia, one of the synod's institutions. The Faculty of Theology on the Ekwendeni campus is training future pastors and church leaders for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian. 

Tyler will be in the Homestead Presbytery September 7 to 12, 2018 and would love to come visit your congregation and share about his ministry. This could be on a Sunday, or a meeting with a small group on a weekday lunch or evening program, during his visit. 

To learn more about their ministry CLICK HERE.

To watch a video on their work and life in Mzuzu CLICK HERE.

Contact Tyler at tyler@tylerholm.com

"Thank you for advocating for our ministry here in Malawi!"

Grace and Peace,
Tyler, Rochelle and Mphatso Holm
Mzuzu, Malawi
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Gift of the Heart Kit

Presbyterian Women have organized Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Lincoln as an ongoing collection site for Gift of the Heart Kits. Click the link below for more information on the kits that are being collected.

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Pictures Around the Presbytery
Homestead Presbytery would like to encourage everyone to send photos from your church's events to  
hpoffice@homesteadpres.org We would LOVE to 
feature all the awesome things you are all doing! 

Maggie Horak and Tammy Rikli (above) show all the kits collected!

Presbyterian Women of Homestead met for their Coordinating Team meeting Saturday January 14 at Southern Heights.