Category: 2014 STM Photos/Reports/Testimonials
An OPC church plant in New Hampshire put out a call for help with building refurbishment and received volunteers from California, Ohio, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts…
I was struck when I witnessed Pastor Bill Welzien’s gospel presentation in Mallory Square the first night. I had seen various methods in my time as a Christian but none so captivating, so clear . . .
As one who has been on several mission trips both domestically and abroad, it is interesting how much things stay the same, regardless of where you are. Spiritual starvation. While the culture and language may be different, the reality of sin doesn’t disappear . . .
The children this year were very responsive to and receptive of the message we were sharing through the means of drama. Many children even remembered lessons learned from previous years’ skits and lessons . . .
The Boardwalk Chapel ministry has blessed countless people from all over the world, both saved and unsaved, and the Lord has sustained and grown many disciples within its walls. All this, and much more, I have been blessed to know firsthand . . .
This summer, we hosted our 9th year of English immersion Bible camps here in Quebec – ‘English for Kids’ and ‘English for Teens.’ As in previous years, the four weeks of camp ignited much energy and enthusiasm . . .
Team Praha impacts you but it also impacts those around you. When you see people thinking deeply about Scripture, questioning it, searching it, you know they are close to the kingdom. It made us all rejoice to know that seeds might fall on good soil . . .
I learned a lot about evangelizing, and I also learned some things about myself; areas where I am lacking and areas where I have strengths I wasn’t even aware of. It was a fantastic trip overall . . .
Every day leading up to and during English Camp, my mind and heart were consumed with how to serve the Lord or I was reminded that I was there to serve Him. Instead of thinking about where I would eat and what sights I would see, I was thankful for health and God’s provision as fuel to serve Him everyday
The experience I had there was incredible and I definitely grew closer to God over the week. I also grew much closer to the guys I went with and am very thankful for their friendship . . .
The specific technique taught by Bill was called “word painting.” This involves shapes that are pre-drawn on paper, which are subsequently filled in to reveal block letters of his message. It was a good way of captivating an audience at Mallory Square in Key West . . .
“Venture Missions-Zoar” is a short-term summer ministry that takes place on the Menominee and Stockbridge Indian Reservations in Wisconsin. It is sponsored by the two OP churches located on these reservations: Menominee OPC (Zoar, WI) and Old Stockbridge OPC (Gresham, WI) . . .
Our week’s theme was David and Goliath and the theme verse was “The LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you” (Dt. 20:4 ). The teachers tried to explain that Jesus, like David, fights for us against our enemies of sin and death . . .
KENTWOOD, MI (2014): With the help of 3 other OP churches in Michigan, Meadow Springs Community Church (OPC) reached out to their community with a “Dragon Master” theme during the Annual July 4th Carnival in Kentwood, Michigan . . .
The children at the camp learned that the Bible is God’s truth, they memorized some of its verses, and they sang songs of God’s love. Even more, they saw men and women of all ages travel across a national border to bring them not only fun and education, but, clearly and sincerely, Christ’s love . . .
What can you accomplish during a week of work in the hot Haitian sun? A lot! The Hopps are so thankful for the team of eight that came from four different churches around the country. They left behind the snow and ice to help us build a new gate . . .