Having come out of two hurricane seasons packed with intense sorrow, suffering, and ministry in and through our churches, what a blessing to experience a year free from a major regional disaster impacting our churches and families…a welcome transition! For many in the OPC, the completely unexpected departure of David Haney indelibly marks 2019 as a year of transition, considering his 30+ years of faithful service to the OPC. With the significant changes in the OPC’s missionary corps, we can anticipate some impact on the opportunities that will be available to short-term missions in 2020.
And even in the Office of the Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response Coordinator, we have experienced a transition. In November Janet Birkmann concluded her six years of service with us, and Mrs. Trish Duggan began work with us.
At this time of year, as we acknowledge the blessed hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ, what a comfort to know that in these times of transition with Him there is no change. He is and will be the same yesterday, today, and forever!
We look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us in 2020!
A look back at 2019:
Here are just some of the ways volunteers have served.
• English Camp in the Czech Republic
• Menominee Mission in Zoar, Wisconsin
• Hurricane Florence (Disaster Response)
• English For Kids, Quebec
• Puerto Rico (Disaster Response)
Go to our website to see more: www.opcstm.org
Where Can You Serve in 2020?
• The Czech Republic
• Uganda, East Africa
• Key West, Florida
• Quebec City, Canada
• Monetevideo, Uruguay
• Wildwood, NJ
Details for all of these opportunities can be found at our website: www.opcstm.org
The OPC Disaster Response office has created a video which captures the essence of amazing opportunities for service and witness. Go to: https://vimeo.com/opcdisasterresponse/thehoustonstory to take a look!