The vision of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church missions is to introduce the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to our community and around the world by providing financial commitment, prayerful support and personal participation.
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Bev and Michael Harrah have officially announced they plan to retire in November 2023! The following is an excerpt from their November newsletter:
We thought in our last newsletters that we would share a few thoughts. We start with gratitude for the churches that have been partners during our journey. From 1980 there have been 2 churches that have supported us EACH month: Mt Vernon Presbyterian, PA (Bev’s home church), CrossWay Church, PA (Michael’s home church). From 1980-2015 First Presbyterian Bethlehem, PA. Over the years these churches have joined in: Beverly Heights Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, First Presbyterian West Chester, PA, Living Stone Church in Pt Marion, PA, Northminster Presbyterian in Reisterstown, PA and Grace Church, Bethlehem, PA. We have been blessed to have so many faithful churches with at least 30 different mission pastors or lead pastors with whom we have related. One pastor, Bill Little, came to visit and encourage us while we served in Tanzania. Thousands of people in these churches have prayed for us and given financially so that we could do the work to which we felt called. Often practical gifts arrived such as baby items when we were expecting and years of Christmas gifts were sent to the children. Thank you to each and every one of these churches for their partnership.
Bev and Michael plan to leave on January 1st for two months in Davao, Philippines. Bev will be teaching English at Faith International Academy. On March 3rd they will move to Papua New Guinea for three months.
Bev and Michael’s ministry has been an integral part of our missions here at Mount Vernon Church. We have followed them through the years and watched their children grow and have kids of their own. It’s been a blessing to support them.