Category: 2019 STM Photos/Reports/Testimonials

Summer Reports Galore – Parts One and Two – feature the latest photos and testimonials received from summer short-term missionaries…

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It is the Boardwalk Chapel’s last official weekend of the summer as we wrap up with Fri-Sat night concerts and continue the process of collecting feedback, thinking and praying over the summer’s events…

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We must remember, whenever we are doing outreach, of any sort, that these works are not our own. And, even more, that God is sovereign. He will guide us to the right conversations, he will make sure and certain that we say the right things and the right times. It’s not our own works that bring men to Christ…

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by Marilyn and Jerry Farnik, Missionaries to the Czech Republic (September 2019) Photo Credit: Jay Rankin (English Camp 2019) Excerpt from the Farnik Prayer Letter September 2019 English Camp (July 13-20) Preparations went smoothly for our English camp. Most of our equipment, including our copier, kept working in spite of a huge shelf falling off the wall on top of

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Fun video of members of the Chapel staff and friends standing on the boardwalk looking into the Chapel, singing along with the team performing on stage…

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Kyle Learn created this excellent video on the ministry of the Boardwalk Chapel…

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The takeaway and blessing of it all is that no matter what language you speak, God is God and we are all in need of the Savior…

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Sometimes all it takes is a game of catch or tag on the playground to get a conversation going, and then you’ve started a relationship which just may be the tool God uses in giving the Gospel message. These kinds of interactions are at the heart of mission work, and make the whole trip worth it…

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I learned that God enables those He calls. I am learning to serve, to be a helper behind the scenes …. when I saw and heard what a blessing this was to the teaching volunteers, I felt a part of it all…

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Many thanks to at least 295 people from 50 OPC churches from 22 states from 13 presbyteries who served on 6 short-term mission fields this summer…

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Boardwalk Chapel, Wildwood, NJ: We had about three hours of training every day, and the staff really pushed us out of our comfort zones. We learned about different kinds of questions to ask while evangelizing, and we also practiced giving a gospel presentation in under three minutes…

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It is amazing how strong the people are, that they are able to travel great distances just to receive medical care. It is a sobering feeling to know someone traveled so far to seek your help. Of course, they receive more than medical care, they receive the Gospel, too…

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I felt so overwhelmed with joy seeing all those families walk into church that Sunday morning in a country where almost every man and woman denies the gospel or doesn’t even know the gospel…

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The team was often left physically and mentally tuckered out at the end of each day, but performing these labors to advance Christ’s kingdom made them richly worth the effort …

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Imagine a whole summer of church camp and living with a bunch of young people who love the Lord and love to serve Him, all rolled into one …

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A selection of photos from the summer of 2019 at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, NJ …

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Boardwalk Chapel, Wildwood, NJ: I was nervous at first when going out onto the Boardwalk to evangelize, but when we actually got out there and started talking with people, I felt energized. I was inspired, and felt as though I could walk up to anyone and present them with the good news of Jesus Christ…

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Being here on a short term trip has been a real reminder that we are called as believers to proclaim the gospel no matter what context we are in…

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We will be on a hiking trip with about 15 youth; hiking, talking, and building relationships with the goal of telling them about the most important thing, our Savior…

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Boardwalk Chapel, Wildwood, NJ: Fun photos from the album put together by the Ministry Team that served during Week Four…

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Boardwalk Chapel, Wildwood, NJ: Walking away from the conversation, I remember this feeling of pure joy and excitement. Here was an example of God using me to bring people closer to himself…

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Many question the goodness of God because of evil and suffering. I want to challenge them to “test and see” that God is good, even in the hard moments of life, as he makes us more Christ-like…

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One of the best opportunities for short-term missions in the OPC is at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, New Jersey…

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The Boardwalk Chapel is truly a “don’t miss” opportunity for anyone wanting to sharpen their faith and strengthen their evangelism…

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I appreciated all the hard work everyone put in and their willing attitudes to help wherever they were needed. I learned a lot from watching others on the team interact with and respond to the children…

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This year’s camp theme is “Lights! Camera! Action!” Great photos from the English Camp 2019 Facebook page…

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Team members have poured out their energy, creativity, and love for the Lord here in Yamamoto, and God is answering prayer. Their cheerful love shines through to all despite their very busy schedule…

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I would recommend a stay at the Chapel for anyone wishing to grow in their gifts in a challenging way…

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I am impressed, as every year, by the helpfulness of the entire American team and their eagerness to offer their help…

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This is the second year we’ve received a team from Zion United Reformed Church (Sheffield, Ontario). For the first time in fourteen years of English for Kids camps, the majority of the team were young Christian men! What a blessing for the boys at our camp to be mentored by men of God…

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Anyone who wonders what a Ministry Week at the Boardwalk Chapel looks like, will get a very good idea from this blog…

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Our team consists of 19 individuals from Pennsylvania, Ontario, New York and Virginia.  We are enjoying getting to know each other and serving Christ together here…

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We are praying for the Lord to open up hearts and lead us to the people he is calling to himself…

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Sadly, for the first time ever, we had to cancel the team’s visit because of the unrest. Our priority is the safety of our visitors, and this year things are just too uncertain…

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I saw a message in the S.T.O.R.M. Report about the need for a small group to do some projects at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, New Jersey. After making plans with Rich Seither, the Chapel’s property manager, the six of us headed down to Wildwood…

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Don and Jim traveled to Haiti to carry out maintenance tasks at the mission home in Kaliko, and on the mission vehicle on the island of La Gonâve…

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Joe and Jan cataloged almost two thousand books, created a library system, entered each book, searched for the Library of Congress number, printed catalog numbers …

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Once again this year at Spring Break, Reformed Missions Services (RMS.org) sent a team to Florida to serve at Christ the King OPC in Naples…

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Martha and Peter traveled to Montevideo to teach English classes to the adults at the OP Uruguay Mission’s English Club outreach in February…

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Raun and Joshua traveled to Uganda to help with a roof replacement project led by missionary deacon Mark Van Essendelft, his sons, and several other young men, all of whom worked tirelessly in the sun for more than two weeks…

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