Emily Stevens Emily Stevens begins a year as a Young Adult Volunteer
Starting in August, Emily is about to embark on a year of service through the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program, funded through the Presbyterian Church (USA). YAV serves to help comunities in need around the country and the world. For young people like Emily, the YAV program serves as a year of reflection for each individual to learn more about themselves, mentally and spiritually, and how they wish to integrate themselves in the world during this time of transition in their life. As her year progresses, she will begin blogging her experiences at www.emilyinashevilleyav.tumblr.com.

For more information and to learn how you can help support her, visit ► this page.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Responding to Nepal earthquake
The death toll from the massive earthquake in Nepal continues to rise. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short–term recovery in the impacted areas with our partner, ACT Alliance and its members who are already on the ground. Immediate response will help provide needed food, water, supplies and medicine to the impacted towns and villages.

Help stand in the G.A.P.Give: Financial support for relief efforts can be made online. Act: Learn how your congregation can help families who have lost everything. Stay informed by liking PDA on Facebook and by downloading resources. Share updates with others your congregation. Pray: Pray for those who suffered loss and those who are working tirelessly to provide rescue, aid, and support. ► more