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Pr e s by te r i a n s To d ay | APRIL/MAY 2018 15 Hunger Program's Advisory Committee. Eight years ago, Janjigian was serving on the Middle East caucus. The moderator at the time asked each member to consider serving on another national com- mittee in order to impact the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s role in Middle East concerns. Janjigian, who also served on the Churchwide Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women, knew immediately that she wanted to work on hunger, housing and water issues and convince the committee to give away as much money as possible. "If we have the money, we should give it," she said. Last fall, Janjigian went to Madagascar with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, and she saw how a community has worked with the Presbyterian Church to ensure they have clean water. The project was partially funded by the Presbyterian Hunger Program, so Janjigian got to see the fruits of a grant that she helped approve. After eight years, Janjigian knows that she will miss the staff and the rest of the committee, but she will continue doing her part to advocate for others. Now living in the Bay Area in Northern California, she finds that when she's not painting, she is bringing aware- ness to the needs of homeless people and refugees. As she works, she holds on to hope for a world where there is affordable housing and where there is dignity of support of all vulnerable people. Janjigian is, indeed, an ordinary superhero, and she inspires so many people to help others. Abby Mohaupt is a minister member of San Francisco Presbytery. She is on the Advisory Committee of the Presbyterian Hunger Program and the moderator of Fossil Free PCUSA. Bristol Village offers customized, individual homes, a friendly community and wide-ranging activities. For more information call 844-377-5747 Individual Homes Independent Lifestyle Active Senior Living Community located in Southern Ohio LUCY JANJIGIAN Janjigian recently visited Madagascar, where she got to see villagers, like this woman, use water spigots that were funded by the PC(USA).

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