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Vol. 4: No. 5
May 27, 2015

In this issue:

STM Prayer Calendar 2015
Update from Quebec: "English for Kids" Camps
Update from Uganda: "Team Uganda"
Update from the Boardwalk Chapel: Team Work!
Join Work Team in Utah
Handy Volunteers Needed in St. Augustine, FL
Drummer and Guitarist Needed at Boardwalk Chapel
Donate Items to the Boardwalk Chapel
Help Lead "English for Teens" Bible Camping Trip in Quebec
Help Present VBS in Middletown, PA
Help with Peach Festival Outreach in Delaware
Teach English to College Students in Asia
Short-Term Teachers Needed in South Korea
English Cafe Evangelism in Quebec
Year-Round Opportunities for Service in Uganda
Evangelism Training in Key West

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STM Prayer Calendar 2015

Brothers, pray for us.
1 Thess. 5:25 (ESV)


The following OPC short-term missions trips and programs are scheduled for this summer!  A guide to "how to pray" for short-term missionaries can be found here!

Volunteer staff and ministry teams serve at the Presbytery of New Jersey's Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, New Jersey

June 22-29
Faith OPC (Long Beach, CA) sends a work team to help refurbish OP church in Magna, Utah

June 22–July 2
Presbytery of Southern California sends  out "Team Haiti"

June 22–July 23
Presbytery of Southern California sends out "Team Uganda"

June 27–July 4
Presbytery of New York and New England sends a team to conduct “English for Kids” Bible Camp in St-George, Quebec

June 29-July 3
“English for Kids” Bible Camp in Quebec City, Quebec

July 6-10
“English for Kids” Bible Camp in Quebec City, Quebec

July 13-17
“English for Kids” Bible Camp in Quebec City, Quebec

July 18-24
Presbytery of the Midwest conducts "Venture Mission" youth outreach in Zoar, Wisconsin

July 27-31
“English for Teens” Bible Camping Trip in Quebec

July 29–August 10
Presbytery of Ohio sends a 6-person team for community outreach work at the Nozomi (Hope) Center in Japan

Find this prayer calendar on-line by clicking below:


Update from Quebec:
"English for Kids" Bible Camps


From "Pray for Quebec" (April 29, 2015)
E-newsletter of Ben Westerveld, OP Missionary to Quebec:

Bible lessons, English lessons, crafts, games, and songs are being prepared for "English for Kids" Bible Camps. Pray for our heroic mission teams!

Pray also for child enrollment. The competition is intense as more organizations in Quebec City offer English language day camps. Pray that curious parents and eager children will discover our camps, and that the Lord will grant them open ears to hear and receive the Word of life.

Write to Ben Westerveld at to be added to the email list to receive "Pray for Quebec."


Update from Uganda:
"Team Uganda" Arrives Soon


From "Notes from Naakale" (May 23, 2015)
E-newsletter of Al Tricarico, OP Missionary to Uganda:

We now have 1,500 copies of the Children’s Catechism translated into the Karimojong language! 

A team from the Presbytery of Southern California ("Team Uganda") will arrive in late June. Their main ministry will be teaching the Catechism. The focus will be on those questions and answers that teach on the offices of Christ — our prophet, priest, and king.

Please pray for this effort. We want to share Christ with our friends and put into their hands a helpful tool for their use as they seek to grow in their knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

Write to Al Tricarico at to be added to the email list to receive "Notes from Naakale."


Team Work
at the Boardwalk Chapel


We just want to say "thank you" to the volunteers who have contributed their time and skills to helping the Boardwalk Chapel get spruced up for the summer season!

  • Charles and Elena Farrell (Faith Bible Church, Brick, NJ)
  • Dave Weller (Faith Bible Church, Brick, NJ)
  • James Hulbert (RPCNA, New York)
  • Wes Brown and Team (Trinity OPC, Hatboro, PA)
  • Chandra Williams and Young Adult Fellowship (Salem, NJ)

The Chapel's lobby, auditorium, and office space have been painted. New shelves for books and tracts, a snack booth for the staff, and a preaching nook for Director Jim Zozzaro have been installed, and repairs have been made to the stage and surrounding walls. At the staff house, a lot of cleaning, painting, and re-organization has occurred, from moving furniture and putting together bunk beds, to scrubbing shower stalls and wiping down baseboards.


June 2015:
Join Work Team in Utah


Faith OPC in Long Beach, California, has responded to the call of Christ Presbyterian Church in Magna, Utah, for a team of volunteers  to come help them refurbish their church building!  The team will travel to Utah June 22-29, 2015, and they are seeking 3 more people to join them!

Pastor Jason Wallace has established quite a presence in witnessing to the Mormon community in the Salt Lake City area, especially by way of his weekly, call-in TV show that has drawn visitors to the church.  Here's a way for you to help out with this important ministry!

The Work:

  • Framing walls
  • Installing dry wall
  • Drywall repair/finishing
  • Finish carpentry
  • Trim work
  • Painting that goes along with all such work

Courtney Habegger
Team Coordinator

Get all the details by clicking below:


June-July 2015:
Handy Volunteers Needed
in St. Augustine, FL


The congregation of Covenant Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida, has acquired a vacated property to serve as their new church building!  They have “a ton of renovations to do” and would welcome the help of handy volunteers from the OPC who would enjoy a working getaway to this beautiful coastal city!

Projects will include:

  • Relocating a wall
  • Rough carpentry and finish carpentry
  • Interior painting
  • Removing old carpet
  • Lay new flooring (4,800 sq. feet  of tile)
  • Replacing deteriorating wood on gable ends and overhang
  • Landscaping
  • Erecting aluminum carports
  • Light plumbing

Walter Muller
Deacon and overseer of the renovation project

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Summer 2015:
Guitarist and Drummer
Needed at the Boardwalk Chapel


The Boardwalk Chapel has almost reached its Volunteer Staff quota for the summer of 2015 - except that they still need a guitarist and a drummer to complete their music team!

From the Boardwalk Chapel's Website:

  • Volunteer Staff positions are open to anyone 17 years old and over who has completed their Junior Year of High School and is a communicant member in good and regular standing of a Bible believing Christian Church.
  • The basic program fee for all staff members is $1,500.  This fee covers room and board expenses as well as all training supplies and a staff shirt.
  • There are 3 types of volunteer staff:  Full-time, Part-time, Tent-making.
  • There are 4 types of volunteer staff service: Evangelism, Music, Drama, or Support.

Rev. Jim Zozzaro
Director, Boardwalk Chapel
Phone 609-522-8489

Elizabeth Horst
Coordinator of Domestic Operations
Boardwalk Chapel

Get ALL the details and an application form by clicking below!


Donate Items
to the Boardwalk Chapel


The Boardwalk Chapel would welcome the donation of the following household items to help them stock up for this summer's Volunteer Staff:

  • Plastic cups, napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue
  • Gift cards to Shop Rite for purchasing groceries

Elizabeth Horst
Coordinator of Domestic Operations
Boardwalk Chapel


Summer 2015:
Help Lead "English for Teens" 
Bible Camping Trip 
in Quebec


Two to three young men with camping experience are needed to help serve as camp leaders for the annual "English for Teens" Bible Camping Trip (July 27-31, 2015) sponsored by St. Marc's Reformed Church in Quebec (where OPC Missionary Ben Westerveld is the Pastor). 

The camping trip aims to teach the Gospel truth while meeting the interest of French-speaking teens in learning to speak English proficiently at a young age. The camp is intended for non-believing families in the larger St-Marc church neighborhood.

All participants must complete the “Application for Québec Short-Term Mission Program.”  Click below to download the 2015 application form.

Rev. Ben Westerveld at
Jennifer Nelson at

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Summer 2015:
Help Present VBS in Middletown, PA


It’s been many years since Calvary OPC in Middletown, Pennsylvania, has held its VBS program!  They are currently seeking short-term volunteers to come help them resume the program this summer: evenings from July 20 to 24, 2015, with a closing program on the morning of July 25, 2015!  A curriculum has been selected from Great Commission Publications entitled, “The King is Coming.”

Volunteers Needed to:

  • Teach/lead VBS classes
  • Make decorations
  • Create props for skits
  • Direct the skits
  • Lead the music
  • Run the crafts
  • Oversee recreation periods

Mr. Theron Perez

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Summer 2015:
Help with Peach Festival Outreach 


Grace OPC in Middletown, Delaware, invites you to help them reach out to the community during the Annual Middletown Peach Festival, scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2015.

The festival attracts 30,000 visitors and includes "activities for children, a local artist exhibit, historical exhibits, a peach pie contest, crafts, music, food, games, and of course – Peaches!” 

This is a great opportunity for:

  • Musicians who like to perform in a casual setting
  • Artists with “peach-themed” art to display
  • Anyone who enjoys greeting people and sharing the love of Christ
  • Anyone who enjoys reaching out to children

Pastor Bob Harting

Get all the details by clicking below:


Summer/Fall 2015: 
Teach English to 
College Students 
in Asia 


There are exciting opportunities to teach English to college students in Asia this summer or throughout the coming school year!  Invest in the lives of college students who are uniquely positioned to impact this region of the world.

SUMMER 2015:
June 27 - August 1-3, 2015

  • Volunteers who have finished their junior year of college, or mature persons who have finished their sophomore year, will be considered.
  • You need to be in good health and willing to work as part of a team.
  • You will teach class 1-2 hours per weekday, plus lesson preparation, homework grading, student interaction.
  • Room and board is provided, but you are responsible for your airfare and spending money.

SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (in any field) and be native or near-native English speakers.
  • No prior teaching experience is necessary – however, applicants with a background in English, Education, or TESOL are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must raise their own support.
  • Deadline to submit applications to start in the fall of 2015 is May 31, 2015.

For further information and application forms, contact:
Rev. Douglas Clawson
Associate General Secretary
OPC Committee on Foreign Missions

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The Missionary Training Institute in Yeosu, South Korea, is seeking short-term teachers for missionaries and missionary candidates from South Korea and other nearby countries.

MTI was founded in 1983 by OP missionaries Dr. Young J. Son and his wife Mary Lou.

MTI Website:

Mihyang Choi-Yoon

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Short-Term Teachers Needed at MTI in South Korea


English as a Second Language (ESL):

  • Some background in ESL helpful but not required
  • Curriculum, meals, and housing provided
  • Teach for one or more 10-week school terms

Specialty Teachers:

  • Stay for 2-3 weeks within one of four school terms
  • Meals and housing provided
  • Experts in the following topics sought: Theology, Missiology, Missionary member-care, Writing, Speech

English Cafe: Year-Round Evangelism in Quebec

OPC Missionary Rev. Ben Westerveld invites you to come join in a "Cafe Anglais" (English Cafe) in the parks and malls of Quebec City.  Since the mother tongue of most of the citizens of Quebec is French, they welcome any opportunity to practice English with real Anglophones (those whose mother tongue is English). This type of outreach can provide opportunities to share the gospel and the Reformed faith! 


Rev. Ben Westerveld

Get all the details by clicking below:


The Orthodox Presbyterian Uganda Missions (OPUM) is the largest mission station in the OPC, and is ripe with opportunities for short-term mission work year-round!  

With an operating medical clinic, a farm project, the Karamoja Education Outreach project (KEO), and village evangelism, not to mention the continual construction projects including well-drilling, there are many ways for a short-term visitor to serve on this field.


Year-Round Opportunities for Service in Uganda

Visit OPUM's excellent website for an application form and an extensive and carefully detailed visitor’s handbook which is must-reading for anyone interested in serving in this remote region of the world. 

Mrs. Sunshine Okken
Karamoja, Uganda

Get all the details by clicking below:


Evangelism Training in Key West, Florida

OPC Pastor Bill Welzien of Keys Presbyterian Church in Key West, Florida, presents the gospel three times a week in an engaging open-air style during the popular Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square.  Rev. Welzien invites you to come and receive classroom training and practical experience in evangelism, and grow in your ability to speak with boldness about the eternal hope that is in you.

Get all the details by clicking below:


This opportunity is available year-round, and is made very affordable by Keys Evangelistic Ministries which provides housing for up to 12 in its four bedroom dormitory, where teams are welcome to stay for a week at a time. 

Rev. Bill Welzien



Hurricane Sandy response work is nearly complete! There is still some work to be done on one OPC member's home. If you can help:

Mr. Charlie Farrell 


Skilled Volunteers Still Needed

Skilled workers will be needed when construction resumes on the church/manse building of Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church in Neon, Kentucky. If you can help:

Pastor M. Jay Bennett





There are summer and school-year opportunities to teach English to college students in Asia. See article, above.

An individual 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.


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.

Rev. Douglas Clawson
General Secretary,
Committee on
Foreign Missions



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.



Bulletin Insert
or Poster

version of this S.T.O.R.M. Report


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

Office 215-935-1007
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