Elizabeth writes:

Fossil fuels are killing creation. How will we respond as Christians?

Beginning today, a group of 40 people will walk 175 miles between Louisville, Kentucky and St. Louis, Missouri to call the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from the fossil fuel industry. They walk with urgency for the communities fighting on the frontlines of climate change. They walk with faith in the good news of the gospel that we shall invest our money where our treasure is: with creation. They walk with hope for the church, for God’s people, and for the earth that sustains us. The PC(USA) Walk for a Fossil Free World shows me that God is on the move and we are called to follow.

For the next 15 days, I will be virtually walking with the #Walk2Divest. I will be walking (in the Texas heat!) and praying with faith, hope, and urgency. God is on the move, and we’re following Her to a fossil free world.

Read her entire post here.

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, we commissioned Elizabeth Welliver and Emma Warman, who dedicate a year of their lives to learn what God is doing through them and in them. We hope to follow their journey through their online blogs.

To follow Emma and Elizabeth as they live their YAV experience, visit their blogs:

Emma Warman (Philippines) https://emmayavyear.wordpress.com/

Elizabeth Welliver (Austin, TX) https://medium.com/@ElizabethWelliver

To learn more about the YAV program, visit: www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/yav/