Category: 2018 STM Photos/Reports/Testimonials

Thankfully, God Himself works through His imperfect servants. He is there to help, comfort, and shield. Others’ salvation is not up to us, but He can help us plant His seeds…

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One night on the boardwalk after the nightly program, we went out to evangelize. This time was different because as we prayed we asked our Heavenly Father for soft hearts to receive the Gospel. So, on a calm cool night not only did we meet soft hearts, but other groups said the same as well…

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I think of my time there as a drip in the seed-watering process. Long-term workers have been planting and watering seeds there for years through building relationships, translating literature, training leaders…

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She started telling me about how hard it is to be the way she is. I told her that I had just been reading part of the Bible that tells us how God knows us and understands us completely. Almost before the words were out of my mouth, she passionately said, “I need religion…”

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Please pray for the churches, special trainers, musicians, and others who plan to come in August and September that the Lord would bless their preparations…

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The Bible theme will revolve around our stewardship of God’s creation, even as he calls us to be new creatures in Christ Jesus. Special emphasis will be placed on taking care of our bodies through heathy eating and remaining active. We’ll also integrate a few environmental awareness activities…

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The purpose of a missions trip is to share the gospel, and one of the best ways to share the gospel is to first build a strong relationship…

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Friends, thank you so much for your prayers. English for Kids is the highlight of my year and I love your teens! Directing a staff of willing volunteers is like sailing before the wind…

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It was a joy for us to develop friendships with the missionaries and their children; “live” the missionary life for a week; immerse ourselves in a different culture, diet and language; pour ourselves out in meeting new people and teaching them…

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Menominee Missions took place in Zoar, Wisconsin, from July 10 to 16, 2018. A short-term mission team of nine from three OPC churches in the Midwest came to Zoar where they received training in the culture and language of the Menominee people before helping Menominee OPC present its annual VBS…

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This was my fourth year at English for Kids, my second year in sports, and my first year as a leader. I was the Sports Leader, along with my assistant Alyssa Lagee. There was a heatwave going on during the first three days of camp, but that didn’t stop us…

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The Boardwalk Chapel started in July 1945. The work continues to this day with the efforts of trained staff and volunteers who proclaim the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ all summer long…

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Members of two OPC churches came to help Meadow Springs OPC with its big “Star Wars”-themed outreach project at the popular July Fourth Carnival and Parade in Kentwood, Michigan…

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What a tremendous week of ministry this has been for our mission! We praise the Lord for blessing our second annual English Club where a total of forty-four children and adults practiced their English, listened to gospel messages, and personally interacted with our team…

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A sweet girl of about 9 came up to me on Tuesday with a huge hug and “Thank you so much! I love English camp!” Some priceless moments like this balance out the nitty gritty details and coordination “weeds” that come with our labor…

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English for Kids Bible Camps are an outreach of St-Marc’s Reformed Church in Quebec city, where OP Missionary Rev. Ben Westerveld serves as Pastor. Teams of volunteers from the OPC and other reformed denominations lead each week of camp…

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Church groups, youth groups, school groups, and music groups serve for a week at a time as “Ministry Teams” at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, New Jersey, throughout the summer…

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To raise funds for it youth group to travel to Wildwood, New Jersey, and serve as a Ministry Team at the Boardwalk Chapel this summer, Covenant OPC (Orland Park, IL), replicated the atmosphere and nightly program of the Boardwalk Chapel…

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A schedule of summer short-term missions facilitates prayer for them from home…

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The reputation of our church, and the credibility of our cause for the Gospel, has been significantly enhanced among our neighbors based on these good works…

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For all the ministry teams planning to serve alongside us this year—the workers in May; the church teams in June, July, and August; and the youth groups in September. Please pray that the Lord would bless them in their preparations…

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Their smiling faces show their tiredness after a week of hard work. They all went above and beyond to plaster the inside of the guest house wall, the cistern, and three sets of stairs…

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We recently returned from a 17-day short-term missions trip to Neon, Kentucky, to build out the Master Bathroom. Thank you so much for sharing the needs of Neon in the STORM Report. We were blessed by the opportunity to go and serve…

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Raun and James graciously responded to the need for a team of skilled men to travel to Uganda and help make significant repairs and upgrades to one of the missionary residences…

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For short-term teams traveling to underdeveloped countries, your trip might end up being expressed this way, “It was an incredible experience, BUT…”  That “BUT” may take many forms. In places like Haiti, events can quickly take a turn toward the unexpected…

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