Category: STORM Report Opening

Short Term Missions is Buzzing! We’ve already received fourteen inquiries about short-term missions’ opportunities this summer. It may really sound strange to think about summer plans in January. But for mission fields, this is the time they begin to gear up with plans and preparations. This is also a great time for you, their potential summer helpers, to be thinking

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Most often when we consider thankfulness it’s for those things we enjoy; at least that’s how my mind works. And so I was convicted in reading Rev. Al Tricarico’s helpful article in the November 2023 issue of New Horizons on the circumstances under which the author of one of my favorite Thanksgiving hymns, “Now thank we all our God” wrote that hymn.

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by Leanne Prothe, Youth Coordinator, Grace Presbyterian Church (Vienna, VA) As the Youth Group coordinator at Grace Presbyterian Church outside of Washington DC, I greatly desired our youth group to go on a mission trip. But I wanted it to take place somewhere different than our homes and home church. I wanted to see the group serving or evangelizing—focused outwards

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by Allison Hill, Short Term Missions Administrative Assistant “Gospel-sharing starts right where you are, and it goes out from there. Evangelism isn’t reserved for far-away mission trips—evangelism should be a part of the Christian’s daily life,” says Tyler Detrick, pastor of Light of the Nations OPC in Dayton, Ohio. This convicting statement is not mere sentiment for Pastor Detrick but

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Every year since 2003 Olivia Durham particularly anticipates one single week in July. Though her anticipation is hedged with excitement, it is preceded by hundreds of hours of preparation. Olivia, member of Covenant OPC in Barre, Vermont, leads “English For Kids” (often referred to as E4K), a week-long children’s camp in Quebec, Canada. The camp, organized in partnership with The Reformed Christian Church

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One of the reasons for the visit to Juba in South Sudan was to talk to the brothers in the Sudanese Reformed Church (SRC) about the possibility of having their young men trained at the OPC’s Knox School of Theology, established and run by the OP Uganda Mission in Mbale.  Knox is a 12 hour bus-ride from Juba.  Jackson, the director of

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 by David NakhlaAdministrator of the Committee on Diaconal MinistriesAs 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 in fact

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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 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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This year has been… unprecedented? Has anyone said that before? The large difficulties and uncertainties have magnified the small ones and made the whole year feel like one big disaster.

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by Trish Duggan, Communication Coordinator, OPC Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response (From our April, 2020 STORM Report) Our usual April issue of conveying the plans and excitement for short-term mission trips are in many ways, not the same this year; it just can’t be. Although some teams are still prayerfully planning summer work, some have made the very tough decision

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