Through the generosity of the Shallowford congregation’s stewardship, the church supports a number of significant ministries throughout the world to ease human suffering and help ensure a brighter future for our sisters and brothers in Christ. These ministries include:
Carmel Community Ministry
In 1995, the Rev. Koshy and his wife Joicy, founded the Carmel Community Ministry in New Delhi, India to improve the life, health, and education of thousands of slum children in extreme poverty. This ministry feeds and clothes the children, gets them health care and most importantly, provides a school that now educates a thousand. With support from Shallowford and the International Church, Carmel Community Ministry is building another school in the nearby rag pickers slum. Several Shallowford members traveled to India in fall 2012 to work alongside the disciples at Carmel and learn more about how we can continue support this ministry.
Shallowford participates in the La Gonave Haiti Partnership , a partnership between the people of La Gonave (an island of Haiti), the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and a number of United States Partners, including active involvement by several churches in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. The partnership supports a diverse spectrum of ministries, including: education, healthcare, nutrition, agriculture, clean water, and economic development. In fall 2015, we sent a team to La Gonave to get to know the people and areas of ministry there. Upcoming LaGonave mission trips: November 8-15, 2017 and April 5-12, 2018 (Easter is April 1).
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to witness the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is part of the World Wide Ministries Division of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is administered under the direction of the Global Service and Witness work area. Shallowford’s Missions Committee coordinates our support of PDA projects.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Of the more than 6800 languages spoken around the world, there are more than 2000 that do not have a translation of the Bible. Wycliffe Bible Translators is working to translate the Bible into the language of the heart for the more than 350 million people throughout the world that do not have scripture in their native language. Shallowford Presbyterian Church supports Ms. Darcie Drymon, a missionary with Wycliffe who is serving God by using her IT and computer skills to assist in training and supporting Wycliffe translators in the latest computer software tools and technologies.