Monthly archives: October, 2017

What do you want for your children’s world?

Jane is a cancer survivor who tells about what her and her husband’s feelings are regarding a world of hope despite her being diagnosed with breast cancer.  Jane’s Passages stories of hope during Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Click on the audio file below to listen to Jane’s Story Part One

Advances in screening and treatment have improved survival rates dramatically since 1989. There are around 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States (U.S.). The chance of any woman dying from breast cancer is around 1 in 37, or 2.7 percent.

Jane talks about hearing the Big “C” word and what do you do when cancer becomes part of your life?  Jane’s Story Part Two

In 2017, around 252, 710 new diagnoses of breast cancer are expected in women, and around 40,610 women are likely to die from the disease.

How can God allow so much to happen in Jane’s life for her and her family to deal with?  A father struggles and his wife rises above the challenges to see the “good” despite her needing to deal with cancer.  Jane’s Story Part Three on Passages

Awareness of the symptoms and the need for screening are important ways of reducing the risk of breast cancer and other cancers too.

We pray for all those facing the challenges of life and focus on those women and men who are dealing with breast cancer.




Help Puerto Rico

The island has been devastated by Hurricane Maria and needs the help from others to bring life back to some type of normalcy.  A family that has been helpful all along on the island with young people and the poor are the Clemente’s.  Vera Clemente and her sons carry on the legacy of her late husband Roberto Clemente with Sports City but now they need our help with much more for those in need.

Inspired by Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh steps up to help hurricane victims

When in a crisis, what would Roberto Clemente do? He would step up and pay it forward, that’s what Duane Rieder, curator and executive director of the Roberto Clemente Museum says. Pittsburghers had this in mind Sunday as it came together at the museum to gather donations to aid Puerto Ricans struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria.


The Clemente family has always been about helping others.  Listen to Roberto Jr. tell about his dad’s dream of Sports City helping young people on the island in giving them hope for the future.  The late Roberto Clemente, a great baseball player and humanitarian helped Pittsburgh become well known for sports. Listen to Roberto Jr. share about his dad and family on Passages stories of hope and inspiration.  Click on the audio button below.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is helping in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico that got impacted by the recent hurricanes.  To help click on the link below.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.