PW USA Mission Experience

2016 USA Mission Experience
Out of the Darkness . . . into the Light

A group of Presbyterian women will travel to the San Francisco Bay Area in California, September 22–30, 2016, for PW’s fourth USA Mission Experience. They will connect concerns raised by past USA Mission Experiences and Global Exchanges with similar issues in the Bay Area. Participants will encounter challenges to God’s promise of a beloved community and witness to the faithful work being done by our sisters in the San Francisco and San Jose presbyteries.

The USA Mission Experience equips women with an understanding of the region’s history and culture, the existing ministry of the church and the challenges faced by local women and children. On this trip, participants will

  • learn about human trafficking, domestic violence and immigration issues;
  • develop skills to advocate for immigrants and survivors of human trafficking;
  • identify resources women can use to help eliminate slavery and domestic violence;
  • examine the myths and realities of immigration; and
  • explore personal immigration stories.

The application window has closed. Leading up to the trip, Horizons will include information about this region and the issues to be studied. Be sure to check out the July/August 2015 issue of Horizons, which includes an article about the Bay Area's Cameron House and its legacy of working with immigrants and victims of human trafficking.