Jim McGill will speak at PHPC April 10
Jim is the son of Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Nancy McGill, mission co-workers to the Dominican Republic of Congo (Zaire) from 1968 to 1987. His parents finished out their service with PC(USA) from 1987 to 1991 at Embangweni, Malawi.
Jim finished his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in 1981, and then, because of his African experiences, he was chosen by Duke University to head their team researching the East African Rift Lakes. While on Lake Tanganyika, he met his wife Jodi, who was in the Peace Corps assigned to Burundi, and later married at my parents church in Bulape, Zaire in 1987. As Jodi was an Arizona resident, they returned to Tucson and Jodi completed a BS in nursing, while Jim completed an MS in Geological Engineering. Upon completion of her first nursing degree, the couple decided to join his parents for their last year of service with PC(USA) in Embangweni, Malawi, eventually becoming mission co-workers in 1997. They now have six children, the two oldest completing high school next year.
Jodi went on to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, with a Masters in Public Health, while Jim began to specialize in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Jim has been privileged to work with the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian in Development over the last 25 years, and is now looking forward to sharing his experiences with Development work in both Niger and South Sudan with PHPC.
PHPC provides support for Young Adult Volunteers, international missionaries, and missions in Malawi and Nicaragua.
In Malawi, PHPC partners with Synod of Livingstonia of the Central African Presbyterian Church. Through that partnership, PHPC can provide support for mission trips, water projects, health care, scholarships, and orphan care.
In Nicaragua, PHPC has a partnership with CEPAD, the Protestant Council of Churches. Mission trips, community development, sustainable agriculture projects, and radio ministry are supported by this partnership.