S.T.O.R.M. Report: Setting Out Two by Two

Janet Birkmann


S.T.O.R.M. Report (May 22, 2019) A trend on the rise in the OPC is married couples or pairs of friends setting out "two by two" in response to the need for volunteers on a foreign or domestic short-term mission or disaster response field. Mark 6:7 ...he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two. Luke 10:1 ...the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two.

Short-term missions does not just have to mean joining a large established team or trip. More and more friends and couples are finding opportunities to serve as a team of two!

In the last few years, husband and wife teams have:

  • Coordinated hurricane relief efforts in Houston and North Carolina
  • Rebuilt the kitchen and installed laminate flooring at the Keys OPC facility in Key West, Florida
  • Rebuilt the master bath at the Neon OPC manse in Neon, Kentucky
  • Served as House Parents for the summer at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, New Jersey
  • Helped present the English Club outreach program in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Cataloged and organized the Reformation Book Room in Mbale, Uganda

A father and son team helped lead the English for Teens Bible Camping trip in Quebec; a father and daughter team served alongside two husband and wife teams rebuilding the kitchen at Keys OPC.

Two-man teams have traveled to Uganda to make missionary home upgrades and repairs; a two-man team from Wisconsin travels to Haiti on a regular basis to perform a variety of maintenance projects.

Summer Short-Term Missions:

It's not too late to participate in short-term missions this summer! Click HERE for openings for individuals and church groups!

Short-Term Missions Resources:

Travel Medical Insurance...STM Prayer Guide...Facing the Unexpected on STM Trips...Ten Steps for Doing STM Trips Well....Click HERE for these and other helpful STM resources.

Disaster Response Updates:

Visit the new Disaster Response website for updates on hurricane relief in North Carolina and Houston, refugee relief in Georgia, and more.

The S.T.O.R.M. Report:

Find current and past issues of the S.T.O.R.M. Report at OPCSTM.org.

Janet Birkmann
Communications Coordinator
OPC Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response
Phone: (215) 935-1007
Facebook: OPC Short-Term Missions
Website: OPCSTM.org


+1 215 830 0900

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