Category: 2015 STM Photos/Reports/Testimonials
In May 2015, a team of men from OPC churches across the United States traveled to Haiti to do repairs on the mission homes. The Delfils’ family are grateful not only for the work that two men accomplished at their house, but also for the fellowship they enjoyed together . . .
2015 Summer Short-Term Missions
The lack of success, abilities, or circumstances does not negate obedience to Christ’s parting words (Matthew 28:18-20) . . .
Following the nightly Chapel services, teams of Chapel workers stroll the boardwalk, striking up conversations with strangers about Christianity. The first few times you do this, every doubt you’ve ever had about the Christian faith is drawn to the forefront of your mind . . .
We came to the university to serve in the English Conversation Office, where we each taught one or two classes. While teaching was our task, we were also dedicated to shining the light of the Gospel into the darkness our students lived in, through relationship-building, prayer, and welcoming students into our lives . . .
My visit to the chapel influenced me in more ways than I ever anticipated it would, and I’ve come to see Christianity from many new perspectives that continue to build my relationships with God and his people . . .
Being a member of Team Uganda 2015 was an experience that changed my life. Actually, it didn’t just change my life. It changed me. Short-term mission trips do that to people. We go in thinking that we have all of this knowledge and wisdom to share, but in the end, we are the ones who learn so much . .
Our goal was to show God’s love through this camp, but only Christ’s love and grace can open the hearts of these children to truly know him . . .
Sixty-five OP churches from 15 presbyteries had short-term missionaries serving on fields at home and abroad during the summer of 2015 . . .
Much relies on the maturity and initiative of the team members, many of whom have served year after year and have grown both in their commitment to missions and their love for the children they meet . . .
No other week has given me greater proof that God is active in His relationship with me. I came to the Chapel looking to be revitalized with a stronger passion for Christ, and the Spirit answered my prayers far beyond what I could have ever expected . . .
We were there to plant seeds. We weren’t the gardener, just the planters. Our job was to plant the Word of God in every way we could, whether by lessons, songs, or actions . . .
God answered our prayers and we had three successful camps. Please continue to pray for the kids that we taught. We may not be seeing the fruit of our labors right away, but we hope and pray that God uses the seeds we have sown to bring these people to Him . . .
We are very thankful that you took the time each day to talk in depth with us as a group. Your explanation of why we witness and evangelize was refreshing. You showed us how to use God’s authority for reaching people with truth and love . . .
I found it very interesting seeing how all those different people on the pier reacted to God’s word. In our sometimes protected world we never see the effects of God’s word on unbelievers, and seeing the wide variety of responses people had was very eye-opening . . .
Ukraine English Camp 2015
I recently returned from a week in Quebec City where we ran the English for Kids camp for children ages 5-12. And what a whirlwind of a week it was . . .
Boardwalk Chapel 2015
I was keenly conscious of having been sent. We were not in St-Georges de Beauce on our own authority. We were there because our church had sent us, supported us, and told us to speak in the name of Jesus . . .
Jesus is being taught to all the nations and we need Him to shine His face upon us as we serve Him in this way. Look to Him in missions, not yourself. Look to Him from whom all blessings flow . . .
In St Georges, the English camp is a wonderful week of fellowship and service for the American and French teams, and growth for the teens learning to lead and work together . . .
TEAM UTAH 2015: Our team was honored to be able to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by helping Christ Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Magna, Utah. They are truly a light in a very dark corner of our country . . .
The team’s teaching focus was eight questions and answers on the offices of Christ—our prophet, priest, and king. Their ministry of teaching the Catechism, as well as other Biblical material, will be brought to four more schools and two Karamoja Education Outreach (KEO) venues during the next two weeks . . .
Team Haiti taught the Children’s Catechism questions on Christ’s offices of prophet, priest and king. We are grateful for their maturity, stamina, and the joy they brought to the job of declaring God’s glory to the children of Haiti . . .
We just want to say “thank you” to the volunteers who are helping the Boardwalk Chapel get spruced up for the summer season . . .
We are so grateful for these 10 men and 1 woman who spent their week serving the OPC Haiti Mission by working at the Kaliko Mission Home. They worked long hours and accomplished a lot! God very clearly brought together a team with just the skills that would be needed . . .