Global Missions

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church – USA. Together, we respond to Christ’s command to go into all the world to preach the gospel, to feed the hungry, and to heal the sick.

Our Missionaries
Since the late 1950’s we have provided partial salary/program support and regular prayer support for the following missionaries:  

  • Dan and Elizabeth Turk - Serving in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM), Dan and Elizabeth Turk work to improve the lives of the Malagasy people. Elizabeth trains village health workers, helps communities develop safe drinking water sources, and educates church leaders and youth about HIV and AIDS prevention. Dan has helped the FJKM develop an extensive fruit tree program that greatly improves food security and nutrition in a country where poverty indices are plummeting. Training in fruit tree propagation and agriculture is provided to all FJKM pastors so that they can provide communities with the resources to address serious country-wide malnutrition. Dan also works in environmental education, helping people live in harmony with God’s creation. Currently there is a focus on the needs of people in southern Madagascar due to drought and famine. Madagascar Mission Network website.
  • Frank and Nancy Dimmock - For more than thirty years Frank served the church in Africa as a PC(USA) mission co-worker, focusing on ministries of health and development. From 2013-2016 Frank worked with Presbyterian World Mission as the global poverty alleviation catalyst. A September 18, 2021 update described his efforts in Sudan "Rebuilding Hope in South Sudan." Here is Frank's website where he provides updates.

Special Offerings  
Our arms reach around the world as we promote and support four church-wide offerings. WRPC contributes generously to the following:

  • One Great Hour of Sharing Easter Offering - We share God’s love with people experiencing need. Our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives, and work together to strengthen their families and communities.
  • Pennies for Hunger - Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” During the season before Thanksgiving, West Raleigh invites every member of all ages to contribute a few cents at every meal. This simple act is an expression of thanks for what we have received. When members bring their offerings to church on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, all of those coins "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" as they are received and dedicated during the Time for Young Christians.
  • Peacemaking Offering - "And the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations" (Revelation 22:2). This year’s Peacemaking Offering theme imagines an image of a world at peace with enough for everyone to eat and the "medicine” to heal all the wounds and illnesses of humankind. We live in the hope of that vision of peace and well-being expressed so vividly in the tree of life. The Peacemaking Offering is a tool of our efforts to live and work within that hope. This year 25% of WRPC's portion of the peacemaking offering went to support Hustead House. Hustead House is a family care home that is part of the Alliance of AIDS Services in North Carolina. You are invited to join WRPC and the Presbyterian denomination to be a part of the work for peace in our world.