The Presbyterian Church (USA), which we are a part of, has nearly 200 mission co-workers in approximately 50 countries around the world. Each year approximately $20,000 of Hudson’s annual budget goes to support mission efforts by the larger denomination. As our denominational website says, Presbyterian World Mission helps Presbyterians offer a witness to Jesus Christ in today’s world by sending mission personnel to face the challenges of evangelizing and continuing the historic emphases of the Church.
In collaboration with U.S. Presbyterians and global partners, World Mission inspires, equips and connects communities of mission practice to engage in God’s mission: to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, help the most vulnerable—women and children—and promote reconciliation amidst cultures of violence.
HMPC International Missions was featured in the March 2015 Issue of Presbyterian Today. At Hudson we believe there is much we can learn by listening and partnering with brothers and sisters who live around the globe. Part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ is opening our minds and hearts in a global community that is more connected than ever through social media, development in communication and travel. Over the past few years Hudson Memorial has been committed to the following international ministries:
Harmony Ministries of Haiti
Harmony Ministries is led by Pastor Luc DeRatus and has four church communities that provide for worship , medical needs and education. The churches are in Port Au Prince, Leogane and Thoman. Hudson Memorial increased their support of this ministry when the earthquake struck Haiti a few years ago. For the past several years we have sent funds to support medical clinics and rice and beans distribution.
Just Coffee and Frontera de Cristo Border Ministry
The Presbyterian Church (USA) has multiple ministries that work alongside the US & Mexico border. Frontera de Cristo is one of those ministries headquartered in the cities of Douglas & Aqua Prieta. Several years ago Hudson Memorial sent nine youth and three adults to learn more about ministry in border towns. As a result of this trip we also learned about Just Coffee. Just Coffee was born out of a micro credit program started by Frontera de Cristo. It is a coffee bean roasting business that provides for living wages in southern Mexico. Hudson Memorial now purchases and serves Just Coffee during their fellowship hour at church. To learn more about Just Coffee and Frontera de Cristo Border Ministry visit their website!
The Maleng-agok Primary School in Southern Sudan
For a decade and a half Hudson Memorial has been committed to partnering with a primary school in Southern Sudan. For many years our congregation provided funds for buildings, teachers and uniforms among other things. Presently Hudson Memorial has shifted their attention to providing education for teachers who will go back and teach at the Maleng-agok Primary School. Presently we are support two students who are attending YEI Teacher Training College, a PC(USA) supported college. To read more about our students and the college, click here.