Denominational & Global Mission Partners
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
PDA enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic event.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:
Focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities.
Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods.
Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders.
Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response — United Nations, NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster), World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA and others.
Love Without Boundaries Cambodia (LWBC)
Love Without Boundaries began their work in Cambodia in September of 2016, making a commitment to the children in two rural villages along the border region. The families in these villages suffer from immense poverty, and the children are often left on their own all day while the parents travel into Thailand to find work. Over 75% of the children they are working with suffer from chronic malnutrition. Illiteracy, child labor and trafficking are sadly common. LWB has made a commitment to the children in several rural villages along the border region with the following initiatives:
Establishing village Believe in Me schools so all children can have access to education
Implementing a daily hot lunch program for those in our schools
Providing loving foster care for children who are orphaned or who have suffered the trauma of trafficking
Delivering pediatric medical services to those with unmet needs
OPC money pays for one full time teacher ($1200) teaching English.