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The Global Missions Team strives to provide care for the world through partner churches and missionaries. From Guatemala to the Congo to Southeast Asia, we support missionaries in their work and service in the name of God and the church.
We also travel to Guatemala each year to work, play, and worship with our brothers and sisters at our covenant churches -- Central Church in Guatemala City and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Chajul. Read on to learn more about missionaries we support! For more information about becoming involved in WPC's global mission efforts, contact Nancy Archibald via the church office.
Philip and Bacilia have been working with the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala (IENPG) since 2010. Together, they facilitate partnerships between U.S. and IENPG churches by coordinating visits and mission project from their home base in Cobán, where they have planted a church. Philip coordinates development of Cobán's Presbyterian Complex, a project that combines K-12 education, indigenous theological training, evangelism and social outreach. Bacilia helps host visiting groups in Cobán, directs the prayer and evangelism ministries of their congregation, and "holds down the fort" with their three children, Matthew, Manuel, and Estefana. Support the Beisswengers.
Larry works with partner churches and organizations to help them build capacity for health ministry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His work with Interchurch Medical Assistance (IMA) has helped partners run large, internationally funded health programs that have positive impacts on health. Inge works with both IMA and the Presbyterian Church of Kinshasa with community garden programs to alleviate urban hunger and malnutrition as an advisor to the Methodist Presbyterian Hostel. Support the Sthreshleys.
Miguel Petrosky grew up in Covington, VA, and recently graduated from the College of William & Mary, where he majored in government and minored in music. He was active musically in WPC, from Westminster Ringers to the choir, as well as an active member in UKirk (and also served on the UKirk Leadership Council!). Miguel has a love for reading and traveling. Miguel will be serving as a YAV for a second year in Zambia. If you would like to support him, please click here.
Lauren Hoak recently graduated from The College of William and Mary ('18), with
degrees in music and psychology. Beginning in August of 2018, she will be living and
serving in Scotland for a year and is so excited to serve others in the name of
God, and in the beautiful land of Scotland. She describes herself as a 22-year-old
musician, adventurer and dreamer originally from Winchester, Virginia. If you would like to support her, please click here.