Doing the Work of Evangelism in Key West

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Published on December 9, 2014
by Rev. Chad Mullinix et al., Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (December 2014)     Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2014, Rev. Chad Mullinix and three men from his congregation participated in evangelism training with Rev. Bill Welzien of Keys Evangelistic Ministries and Keys Presbyterian Church (OPC).  Each of them has shared his reflections on this experience, below. Matthew Buttner My brief stay at Keys Evangelistic Ministries was nothing short of life changing. Three of us from our congregation, Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, accompanied our pastor on a trip to Key West for evangelism training. I did not know what to expect, so I was struck when I witnessed Pastor Bill Welzien’s gospel presentation in Mallory Square the first night. I had seen various methods ... Continue

Donate to Haiti Renovation Project

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Published on December 4, 2014
by Mr. Broc Seaman, Stated Supply, Concho Valley OPC, Concho, Arizona (December 2014)   For those who want to take part in helping fund the project described below, a Special Project has been established and all contributions can be sent to the OPC Committee on Foreign Missions with “Kaliko Mission Home Kitchen/ Security Renovations” in the memo line (address below). If you have been following updates over the last several years from the Hopp family, OPC missionaries in Haiti, then you are probably aware of the transformation that has been taking place at the Kaliko Mission Home. Several teams have participated in various aspects of construction and renovation since the home was purchased. Construction teams to the mission home have recognized ... Continue

Team Haiti 2014 Testimonial VIDEO

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Published on November 25, 2014
by Janet Birkmann, STM Admin Assistant (November 2014)   The following 9-minute video features clips from interviews with five members of Team Haiti 2014!  We hope that the personal reflections of these short-term missionaries will be helpful to anyone considering short-term service in the OPC.     More photos are posted in our Team Haiti Photo Gallery! Thanks to … Seth Davies, Brenna Hunter, Thomas Jennings, Rosie Perkins, and Lanie Price for sharing their short-term missions experiences. Youth Committee of the Presbytery of Southern California for organizing and sending the team and sharing their videos with us. Team Leader Rev. Peter Sim (Theophilus OPC, Anaheim, CA) for sharing his photos with us. Mr. Bob Reith (Elder, Grace OPC, Fair Lawn, NJ) for producing ... Continue

The ABCs of Short-Term Missions In New York

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Published on November 25, 2014
by Sean D. Gregg, Staff Administrator, Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension (December 2014)   Steve Igo, pastor of Cedar Church in Hudsonville, Michigan, has been on dozens of short-term missions trips to various places and with various ministries, leading about half of them. Several years ago he decided to organize short-term missions trips to benefit Orthodox Presbyterian church plants. In July, he took a team of about twenty-five students and chaperones to Queens, New York, to help out Reformation OPC, of which Jon Shishko is the pastor. “Every trip is different,” Igo said, “and not all of them work out, but this one was special.” A successful trip involves planning, and Igo says the best trips are led ... Continue

Donate Items to the Boardwalk Chapel!

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Published on November 5, 2014
by Elizabeth Horst, Coordinator of Domestic Operations, The Boardwalk Chapel (November 2014)     Plans are underway for some changes and renovations here at the OPC’s Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, New Jersey, as we look ahead to the busy summer season of 2015! Please pray as we make decisions, seek to raise awareness of some of our needs, and carry out this work. In order to accomplish much-needed refurbishing of the Chapel apartments and staff housing, we are hoping to receive certain pieces of equipment, tools, and appliances by donation. Items currently needed include the following: ​​A PowerPoint projector for Chapel programs or concerts​ Two round tables, 3-4 foot in diameter, bar height Several bar stools Two refrigerators, either regular or commercial-sized Two gas stoves​ Kitchen ... Continue

Help Refurbish OP Church Building in Utah

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Published on October 28, 2014
by David Nakhla, OPC Short-Term Missions Coordinator (October 2014)   Here’s an opportunity to participate in furthering the OPC’s witness in the heart of Mormon country. In September, I visited Pastor Jason Wallace and his congregation at Christ Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Magna, Utah, outside Salt Lake City. Jason has been striving to establish a congregation there for 16 years. They have had their share of fits and starts. It’s a very difficult place to minister. As Jason works with folks to grow them in the Lord, they frequently reach a point where they realize that Utah is no place to raise a Christian family, and they decide to move! So, Jason finds that he is continually growing families and moving them ... Continue

English Speakers Needed to Help Train South Korean Missionaries

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Published on October 21, 2014
by Janet Birkmann, STM Admin Assistant (October 2014)   Here’s an opportunity for short-term service in a foreign land – utilizing your “natural talents” as an English speaker! The Missionary Training Institute (MTI) in South Korea, founded by OPC Missionaries Dr. Young J. Son and his wife Mary Lou in 1983 to train Koreans for missionary service, is seeking teachers for its ESL (English as a Second Language) program. “MTI is a place where Korean missionary trainees live and study together in a residential community setting. The language spoken here is English. Native English speakers from Australia, Canada, the USA, and the U.K. assist the students in the further development of their English language skills. We seek to make MTI an international community ... Continue

Teachers Needed in Uganda

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Published on October 9, 2014
by Janet Birkmann, STM Admin Assistant (October 2014)     Do you like to teach, and desire to serve on a foreign mission field? The Karamoja Station of the OP Uganda Mission is looking for a teacher or teachers – women, men, or even a couple! – to help out with the mission’s Karamoja Education Outreach (KEO) project. The following overview was received from Martha Wagar Wright of the OP Uganda Mission: The Work: Teaching: young children in the KEO nursery school (and possibly in the village nursery school) primary-school age children in local public schools young out-of-school housegirls and shepherd boys Possibly helping with local literacy outreaches The Ideal Candidate: Cooperative Creative Agreeable Interested in making the best out of not-always-perfect ... Continue