Category: 2018 STM Photos/Reports/Testimonials

The English For Kids Bible Camp at St-Georges, Quebec, has been a part of my life for seven years now. I have loved being able to see how the camp has grown and changed over the years. I have also been able to watch the kids grow and change…

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I asked him how the visit with their grandparents went and he broke down in tears. There is so much that goes on in these kids’ lives and the opportunity to love them at English for Kids is an amazing gift…

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I told my pastor that I was interested in going, but that I didn’t think my motives were right. He told me that I should go anyway, as I could be put to good use if I went…

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Although the team was made up of people from several different churches from North America and Canada, everyone acted in unity, as though we had been hand-picked and chosen for this particular task by One who knew exactly what was needed for the job…

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One thing that really stuck out to me about this trip was the way everyone served so willingly and joyfully. The team was comprised of many, very different, members and yet the Lord knit us together into a strong and unified group that was able to serve him effectively…

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I think the thing that stuck with me the most was how everyone threw themselves into service for those 10 days, not just when we were teaching and doing crafts and games with the kids, but also when we went back to the guest house or the Hopp’s house. It was 10 days full of hearing stories and learning things…

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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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The camping experience was great…Discussions about God the Creator and our stewardship were well received. A couple of spontaneous discussions about faith and church gave me insight into the teen’s spiritual reflections…

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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 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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During and after Menominee Missions, I really began thinking about God’s love and what an essential part of His character it is. He loves us even when we come to Him in smelly, filthy rags with burdens of sin on our back. How can we not then love our neighbors…

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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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Two OPC churches sent volunteers to help Meadow Springs OPC with its big “Star Wars”-themed July 4th outreach. While We Were Rebels, Christ Died for Us…

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Everyone, both North Americans and Uruguayans, enjoyed developing new friendships and learning not just languages but cultures. Each night, the adults got to hear a 10-minute evangelistic sermonette. Seeds were planted…

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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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How do you show the grace of God to sinners? The team members gave an admirable testimony by their actions and words. I was also thankful for a couple occasions to take some kids aside, to get to know them better, and to work through with them the claims of the Gospel…

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The team had the opportunity to worship with the saints at Doglace. Pastor Charlie preached for us and we were able to sing Haitian Creole hymns along with the congregation. Everyone had a delightful time interacting with the kids and adults after the service…

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We received biblical training, spent much time in prayer, and enjoyed sweet Christian fellowship, both amongst our team and with the Boardwalk staff. The staff was amazing; I had never been amongst a group of young people that lived and breathed and radiated the love of Christ like they did…

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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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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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Pray for the workers in May, the staff and 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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