Summer Reports Galore: Parts 1 and 2

Janet Birkmann


Photos and testimonials from this summer's short-term missionaries keep rolling in! They have been featured on Facebook and in the S.T.O.R.M. Report newsletter, and archived at the OPC Short-Term Missions Website where they provide information and inspiration for anyone interested in getting involved in short-term missions!

Excerpts from: September 11, 2019 S.T.O.R.M. Report newsletter:

TEAM PRAHA: by Kelsey Veldheer, Branch of Hope OPC, Torrance, CA

"The team and I are so blessed to have made so many new friends, and we are all so thankful that God gave us opportunities to discuss our love for Christ. Before the trip, I was preparing myself to go over there and be an encouragement to them, but what I wasn't expecting was to come home full of encouragement I received from them..."

QUEBEC: English for Kids Bible Camp: by Linda Taylor, New Life OPC, Williamsport, PA, who prepared meals and snacks for 15-60 people for a week.

"Are you like me, reluctant to reach out? Feel you are too old? Is there some other reason that restrains you? I urge you to think creatively and see how you can serve using your God-given talents. Are you an artist? Do you cook? Are you musical? Do you sew? All short-term mission programs, not just English for Kids, need 'behind the scenes' helpers..."

UGANDA: by Nurse Practitioner Jonathan Walker, Covenant Reformed OPC, Mt. Airy, NC, who served at the Akisyon a Yesu Presbyterian Clinic.

"Can you imagine walking miles with malaria? Also, having no food for the journey and wearing worn down flip-flops? 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..."

Click HERE for the complete issue of the September 11, 2019, S.T.O.R.M. Report.

Excerpts from: September 18, 2019 S.T.O.R.M. Report newsletter:


by Nali Gray, New Covenant OPC, Joliet IL:

"The Boardwalk Chapel is a place of worship, fellowship, and family. I deeply appreciate the friendships that were created or strengthened. Spending a week completely devoted to evangelism with my friends and the staff was an experience I will cherish forever..."

by Sharon and Markus Jeromin, 2019 House Parents:

"Over the years, this summer program of training, evangelism, and discipleship has only gotten better. It is open to people aged 17 and up, and we would most heartily recommend it. It will help anyone go into the rest of their life better equipped and motivated for the work of evangelism, a work all of us are called to as Christ’s disciples..."

by Elizabeth Horst, Admin Assistant, The Boardwalk Chapel:

"I would like to extend a warm 'thank you!' to everyone who prayed for us, supported us financially, gave generous gifts, and came for a visit. This is truly a ministry in which the Lord works through His whole church, bringing brothers and sisters together from near and far to make an impact on the hearts and minds of the lost in order to build up the Kingdom of Heaven..."

Click HERE for the complete issue of the September 18, 2019, S.T.O.R.M. Report.

PHOTO: Boardwalk Chapel Staff Member with his team on the beach at sunset

Short-Term Missions Website:

Visit OPCSTM.org to find photos and testimonials from all those who have served as short-term missionaries in 2019!


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