Category: 2021 STM

by David Nakhla Administrator of the Committee on Diaconal Ministries As we come to the end of hurricane season and into Thanksgiving season, it’s our privilege this year to give thanks to the Lord for his kind response to those pleas for mercy lifted up at the beginning of what was predicted to be an active hurricane season.  2021 was

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by Emma Nakhla member of Calvary OPC, Glenside, PA The flashy, noisy boardwalk of Wildwood, New Jersey is far from physically dark, but it desperately needs to see the light of the gospel, and the Boardwalk Chapel provides this in such a unique and important way. The Boardwalk Chapel has just wrapped up another fruitful summer! Over 175 Chapel volunteers representing

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by Molly Rose Youth Group Leader, Covenant OPC, Orland Park, IL “Once a king or queen in Narnia,” Pastor Jim Zozzaro quipped as we stood around a makeshift dining table in a dingy screened-in back patio for our Friday night debrief. “Everyone who visits is forever part of the Chapel family.” And so it has felt to me. For five years, the

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by Trish Duggan OPC Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response Communications Coordinator Summer conjures up thoughts of longer, warmer, less stressful days. On paper it can appear to be a less productive time, but the somewhat slower pace allows for the Committee on Diaconal Ministries to concentrate on some crucial, behind the scenes work, as their duties continue to expand. David Nakhla, in addition to his duties

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While foreign travel is still not advisable for groups due to the many possible complications COVID presents, individual volunteers who are able to come alongside our missionaries in their labors in Uganda are welcome, particularly those who can come for a month or more. Here are just some ways that individuals might be able to serve the mission: One to oversee the farm project

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By Trish Duggan The quick answer is, of course, yes, if at all possible. With all the government mandates across the world, we’ve all slowly become accustomed to “sheltering in place”, not seeing friends, not having an opportunity to fellowship and we’ve spent more time inside watching tv or on our devices. And we know that if we aren’t actively

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by OPC Missionary to Uruguay, Mark Richline Mark Richline (back, far right) as a missionary associate in Japan in 1991 along with missionaries, Woody and Laurie Lauer & family; Cal and Edie Cummings & family; Murray and Tsuruko Uomoto; and fellow MA’s Craig and Helen Tuttle. As a college student in the late 1980s I often found myself wondering what God’s

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: MTI brings in volunteers from around the world to teach ESL on a short-term basis to the missionaries, missionary candidates, and college students studying there…

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