Author: Allison Groot

Update from Missionary Associate Jed Homan Dear Friends, As the new year begins, I find it fitting to provide you with an update on my endeavors here in Uganda. Having returned at the beginning of November, I commenced a 1-year term as a missionary associate with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. My focus remains on continuing the maintenance projects initiated during

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Short Term Missions is Buzzing! We’ve already received fourteen inquiries about short-term missions’ opportunities this summer. It may really sound strange to think about summer plans in January. But for mission fields, this is the time they begin to gear up with plans and preparations. This is also a great time for you, their potential summer helpers, to be thinking

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“I’ll Be Taking It Back Home”: A Boardwalk Chapel Testimonial “I’ll be taking this training back home to unbelieving family members, friends, or coworkers. It’s not just applicable here on the boardwalk.” Landri Shope of Shiloh OPC in Raleigh, NC, left the Boardwalk Chapel not only feeling more equipped to share the gospel with strangers, but with all unbelievers in

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English Camp in Miskolc, Hungary 2024 “The past 10 years have been a labor of sowing and watering seed. Shoots have sprouted up here and there. God in His grace has been pleased to give an increase. It is now time for nurturing the tender shoots through teaching, preaching, and encouraging the congregations and fellowships,” according to the Reformed Presbyterian

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Why Consider OPC Short-Term Missions in 2024? The following is an article that appeared in the February 2019 issue of New Horizons entitled, “The Case for Short-Term Missions” by David Nakhla, OPC Short-Term Missions coordinator. We share it in the hopes that it may help you to consider joining OPC Short-Term Missions 2024. English for Kids Bible Camp Team from the Presbytery

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Most often when we consider thankfulness it’s for those things we enjoy; at least that’s how my mind works. And so I was convicted in reading Rev. Al Tricarico’s helpful article in the November 2023 issue of New Horizons on the circumstances under which the author of one of my favorite Thanksgiving hymns, “Now thank we all our God” wrote that hymn.

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by Enrique Huezo, member at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC Beyond the breaking of the waves, over the old planks of the boardwalk, amidst the loud noises of a carnival and the smells of a fair lies a small chapel, preaching Christ to anyone who would listen. This herald of the gospel is the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, New Jersey. It was established

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Seth Van Noord, member at New Hope OPC, Green Bay, WI, was greatly encouraged by his time at the Boardwalk Chapel. Though he was challenged by the proposition of evangelizing in a public space, he was comforted by and thankful for the community of believers by his side all along the way. Read his testimony below. I thoroughly enjoyed my time

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by Justin Rosser, Associate Pastor, Resurrection OPC (Matthews, NC) What can I say about the Boardwalk Chapel, except that we love it?  Even though our church has to travel quite a long distance to get to Wildwood from Matthews, NC, we keep making the trip happily because there’s nowhere quite like the Boardwalk Chapel.  Sure, we can practice evangelizing anywhere,

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by Leanne Prothe, Youth Coordinator, Grace Presbyterian Church (Vienna, VA) As the Youth Group coordinator at Grace Presbyterian Church outside of Washington DC, I greatly desired our youth group to go on a mission trip. But I wanted it to take place somewhere different than our homes and home church. I wanted to see the group serving or evangelizing—focused outwards

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STM 2023 Wrap-Up: Short-Term Missions, Long-Term Blessings by Allison Groot, STM Administrative Assistant Summer 2023 is gone just as quickly as it came. However, for the first time in multiple years, OPC Short-Term Missions is thankful to be able to look back on a summer full of teams traveling around the globe to assist missionaries, engage in evangelism, and to

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“I really appreciated the opportunity to catch a glimpse of real-life mission work. I learned the importance of developing and investing in relationships and saw it carried out by the Farniks. It was through relationships and connections that they were able to invite people to the activities they hosted and connect with them on a personal level.” Michael Weld, member of Bonita OPC

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Pastors Serve Too! Jim Hoekstra, pastor of Immanuel OPC in Anoka, MN, joined a team headed to the Czech Republic this past summer. While there, he helped host and teach English Camp for local children. In addition to standard vocabulary themes which are taught throughout the week, reading and conversation lessons are drawn from Bible stories. Pastor Jim speaks of the

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by Kirsten Belh 6:00AM. “Time to make the donuts!” Mornings started early at English for Kids Bible Camp at the Eglise Reformee de Beauce (Reformed Church of Beauce). This was my family’s second year serving with the OPC’s short-term mission to Quebec. Whereas I was a teacher last year, this year I had the unique perspective of working in the

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So far this summer, one Short-Term Missions team has traveled to St. Georges, Quebec to serve the local children at the St. Georges English for Kids Camp and six teams have served at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, NJ. Here’s what they have to say about serving the Lord, reaching out to the lost, and spending a part of their

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by Peace Buchanan, Boardwalk Chapel Social Media Intern One helpful aspect of the School of Evangelism is that the teaching is accompanied by daily evangelism. This past week at the Boardwalk Chapel we saw guests and staff for the summer assemble, digging into the Word, studying evangelism in the theoretical and the practical. Some who came are experienced evangelists, and

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Whether you’re intrigued by the adventure of exploring and evangelizing in Prague, getting a taste of the Ugandan “outback” in Karamoja, or honing your evangelism skills at the sunny Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, OPC Short-Term Missions really does have an opportunity for all! Although there are many differences in these fields, they have one thing in common: there are people

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