PW Special Projects

Each year, Presbyterian Women selects a Home and Overseas project to support through the PW Mission Fund. These projects are selected by the PW Panel and reflect the missional heart of our organisation.

Special Projects 2022/2023

Presbyterian Women’s Special Overseas Project 2022/2023

Presbyterian Women’s Special Overseas Project for 2022/ 2023 will be with PCI’s partner, the Evangelical Christian Church (ECC) in Timor and their restoration of the Suara Kasih Radio Station. Indonesia was hit by Cyclone Seroja in April 2021 with significant loss of life and homes and thousands of people were displaced in Timor.

There is much rebuilding to be done and this is one area of vital importance as it is an effective means of communicating the gospel over a large geographical area. Presbyterian Women are delighted to be partnering with the ECC in Timor and hopes to raise £15K for the Radio Station restoration so that it can broadcast again. 

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Presbyterian Women’s Special Home Project 2022/23

At present International Meeting Point are developing work in North Belfast. They have a Charity Shop at Carlisle Circus which is proving very profitable to support the Manager and make great connections with a very needy area. The electoral ward around this area has the highest suicide rate in the UK. The main work is in the Memorial Hall behind the Hopelink Centre. Here they conduct Bible Studies, English Classes and a Parent and Toddler group. Other Ministries will develop with their new full-time worker.

The Hall is in good repair and adequate for their needs but the big drawback is the old and ill-equipped kitchen. The hatch into the main hall needs extended and opened up, new cupboards are a must as the old ones have been patched inside due to a rodent infestation. All equipment is antiquated and in need of replacing i.e. cooker and fridge. As Covid-19 ends and they open the hall as a drop in Centre, a more modern kitchen will enable them to cook food and serve it on a counter instead of a small hatch.

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Special Projects 2020-22

In light of the challenges that all PW groups will face during the incoming session, it has been decided to extend the 2020/21 the annual home and overseas projects identified for 2020/21– supporting the work of CARE NI ministering to those who have experienced miscarriage and the Okhaldhunga Community Hospital’s work in Nepal offering essential medical care to expectant mothers – have also been extended for a further year. This will enable a proper launch of the projects in the autumn and give time for groups to promote these worthy causes, take up offerings and receive donations.    


PW Project Updates 2021

 


 

Special Home Project

Through the PW Mission Fund, Presbyterian Women’s Special Home Project for 2020/21 will support the work of CARE NI (Christian Action Research and Education).

CARE seeks to uphold human dignity and to support the most vulnerable people in society, engaging with politicians in the UK Parliaments and Assemblies and the EU institutions in its advocacy work. CARE encourages Christians to be informed and to engage positively in public life. It aims to equip individual Christians and the churches to act as effective ‘light and salt’ in the local community and nationally.

Our Special Home Project for 2020/21 will specifically support projects called ‘Loved’ and ‘Open’ which provide miscarriage support for both women and men. This project will meet a very significant need in the lives of many.

In this video Hannah Arnold gives an update on how things have been progressing over the last months.

 


 

Special Overseas Project

 


 

 


 

 

In November 2019, the PW President, Karen Craig, visited Nepal where she met staff in Okhaldhunga Community Hospital. Established as a small clinic in 1962, the hospital now provides affordable, quality health care to people from surrounding villages who come seeking assistance. It is now a 50 bed facility, with a Mothers' Waiting Home (for women who travel from distant areas to be near the hospital before their delivery), operating facilities and a busy Outpatients' Department.

Presbyterian Women’s Special Overseas Project for 2020/22 will support the work of this home. The ethos behind this project is that when a woman in rural areas goes into labour it is generally too late to get to hospital. This facility allows pregnant women to come  2-4 weeks before the expected delivery date and stay in this building on the hospital grounds in a secure area, close to the medical facility. Perinatal classes on a wide range of issues, including baby care and nutrition, will be provided for the mothers.

We are delighted to be able to support this incredibly important work supporting mothers in Nepal and we want to thank all of you for your continued prayers and financial support through the PW Mission Fund.

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