Palms actively pursues relationships with those who are serving the under-served in our world. Relationships have been built over the years with ministries in Haiti, South Africa and Jamaica. Palms also supports the Global Missions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Affordable Medicines for Africa (AMFA)
The goal of AMFA is to provide African solutions to African problems. A major problem is access to and delivery of pharmaceuticals. AMFA has created a network of providers and distribution. In addition, the program also includes plans for a housing solution for homeless children affected by AIDS. Primary partners include Richard and Ursula Wagner in Cape Town, South Africa. Palms has provided key financial support for several years.
Jamaican Mutual Mission
A more than twenty-year mutual partnership between the Presbytery of St. Augustine and the Jamaican Ecumenical Mutual Mission has created a unique outreach of friendship and caring. The monthly 2 Cents a Meal offering goes to support this mission.
Haiti Outreach Ministry
HOM, Haiti Outreach Ministry, builds lives, fellowship and worship opportunities in a variety of locations (Blanchard, City Soliel) primarily through the ministry of Leon and Jacky Dorleans. Palms members also support students at the Blanchard Schools through individual financial sponsorships. HOM is governed by a Board of Directors, on which several Palms members serve. Palms disciples lead many trips to Haiti including teams for medical, construction, educational purposes, as well as a special team for the Clean Water Project.
CODEP is the Comprehensive Development Project of the Haiti Fund Inc. In covenant with the PC(USA) and the Episcopal Church of Haiti, CODEP provides education support and economic development to ecologically devastated areas of rural Haiti. Palms members serve within the organization and the church provides annual financial support.
Palms disciples from the youth, middle school, college age and adults participate in mission trips. Some trips are offered on an every other year basis. In recent years, the college team spent a week in New Orleans working through Presbyterian Disaster Relief. Adult mission trips, as well as the youth mission trips, travel to the Appalachian Mountains to serve those in need of decent, affordable housing.