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Vol. 5: No. 5
June 8, 2016

On the Road Again!

“Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.” 
Proverbs 8:33 (ESV)

The summer short-term missions season got off to a great start this year with the June 2016 issue of our denominational magazine, New Horizons, featuring a series of articles on short-term missions in the OPC!  

We are blessed to receive the insights and encouragement offered by two men who have each had over 30 years of experience in short-term missions.  A history of the Boardwalk Chapel reminds us of many years of past service, and the enthusiasm of attendees at a recent youth missions conference gives us hope for the future.  Whether you are organizing, participating in, praying for, or interested in the history of short-term missions, there is something for you!  

Click below for links to each article.


STM Prayer Calendar 2016

Please pray for physical safety, spiritual growth, open doors, and boldness in witness for all those participating in OPC short-term missions this summer!


Meet Team Praha!

Team Praha will serve for 3 weeks in the Czech Republic this summer! The team organizers shared the following team bios with us!


"Pray for our team as we meet and prepare to serve the Farniks and minister the gospel to the Czech people. We are thrilled with the team's enthusiasm and dedication," says Team Leader, Rev. Joshua Lyon


Current Opportunities 


July 2016:
Fluent Spanish Speaker Needed to Help with VBS in Uruguay


A fluent Spanish-speaking volunteer is needed to help with local evangelism and a VBS at the new church plant of the OP Uruguay Mission in Montevideo, July 2-11, 2016.

Rev. Markus Jeromin


August 2016:
Young Lady Needed to Help Lead Bible Camping Trip in Quebec


A young lady with camping experience is needed to help lead a Bible-centered, English-immersion camping trip for French-speaking teens in Quebec, August 1-5, 2016. 


Openings at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, NJ!

Rev. Jim Zozzaro or Elizabeth Horst


Missionary Associate Needed in Quebec


Seeking a professing believer of Reformed conviction who speaks French or desires to learn French to serve as a Missionary Associate with Rev. Ben Westerveld, OP Missionary and Pastor, St-Marc's Reformed Church in Quebec City.

Start in the fall of 2016 or by January 2017.

Rev. Douglas Clawson
Associate General Secretary
Committee on Foreign Missions


Teachers Needed in Uganda

Men, women, or couples are needed to serve as teachers for 1-3 months or longer with the Karamoja Education Outreach project (KEO) in Uganda!

College students seeking an independent study project are also welcome to apply! Dr. Martha Wright is qualified and available to supervise your work!


Year-Round Opportunities 


Key West

Bring your church group for a week of classroom training and practical experience in evangelism in beautiful Key West, Florida!  

Rev. Bill Welzien
Keys Evangelistic Ministries


Join in a "Cafe Anglais" (English Cafe), reaching out to French-speaking citizens in the parks and malls of Quebec City!

Rev. Ben Westerveld


South Korea

The Missionary Training Institute (MTI) in Yeosu, South Korea, is a residential community seeking teachers for its ESL Program.

Mrs. Mihyang Choi-Yoon


There are many different ways to serve on a short-term basis with the OP Uganda Mission year-round!

Mrs. Sunshine Okken


Missionary Associate Openings

A missionary associate (MA) is an individual who is appointed by the Committee on Foreign Missions to labor on an OP foreign mission field without cost to the committee. There is an application process, and terms of service are generally 3 months to 2 years.

Individuals able to teach English at the university level (must have at least a Bachelor's degree) to start in September 2016 or February 2017. Minimum commitment of one year.  


Rev. Douglas Clawson
Associate General Secretary
Committee on Foreign Missions


An individual (particularly a young man) able to speak French (or interested in learning to speak French) to assist in the outreach and discipleship ministries of St. Marc's Reformed Church.


  • Two individuals to assist our missionary families in Mbale with homeschooling and more.
  • Two individuals to participate in the Karamoja Education Outreach program.
  • Skilled individuals to assist our missionary deacons.

STM Resources


Short-Term Missions Brochures

Contact us if you would like a supply of Short-Term Missions brochures to distribute in your church.

Mr. David Nakhla


Can Your Church
Use a Team?

Is there a project that your church could undertake if it had the help of volunteers from another OP church or presbytery? For example:

  • Need help with Vacation Bible School?
  • Need help with community outreach?
  • ​Need help making improvements to your church building?

In making such a need known, your church actually provides an opportunity for those who seek to share their time, gifts, and skills with others in the OPC!

We can help you get the word out and look for a team!  Contact us at for further information, or click below to complete a form to request a team to help your church!


Download a

Bulletin Insert
or 8.5 x 11 Poster

of this
S.T.O.R.M. Report


David P. Nakhla
Short-Term Missions and
Disaster Response Coordinator

Cell 562-760-7606



Questions and comments regarding the S.T.O.R.M. Report may also be directed to:

Janet L. Birkmann
Administrative Assistant, Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response