As the young daughter of a pastor in Burkina Faso, West Africa, Miriam (not her real name) has known God’s word since she could first speak. Yet her faith in God was mostly defined by fear.
Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo, director of World Renew in Canada, was recently invited to speak to a parliamentary committee in Ottawa, Ont., encouraging Canada’s leaders to sign an international agreement on immigrants and refugees.
Warm-hearted giving from a Christian Reformed congregation in West Michigan will help to fund development projects across the globe and, specifically, a new effort in Kenya to protect girls from female circumcision.
André did not want to live anymore. But then he met Jesus.
Walking through the halls of Harvard Divinity School, Manato Jansen could see God at work.
In the final chapter of his discipleship manual titled Come and See, Our World Belongs to God, Rev. Sid Couperus recalls slicing seed potatoes in half with his father and placing them in the ground. Today, the growth, death, and ripening of the potatoes reminds Couperus, pastor of Mountainview CRC
One woman choked up as she spoke of the male pastor she has known for many years who is shunning her now that she has answered a call from God to attend Calvin Theological Seminary. She was one of several women who shared personal stories during a table discussion time at the SheLeads Church Togeth
“Do I try to build walls or bridges?” Pope Francis encouraged his congregation to ask themselves in an Advent Mass homily on Dec. 4. Last summer, the pope and a CRC employee built a bridge with one another.
Many people in Japan have not yet heard the gospel. But a simple radio broadcast in their area can make a lasting difference. Just ask Ms Tetsuko.
Fatim was just 10 years old when Resonate missionary Gwen moved into her village in West Africa. While many families were resistant to Christianity’s new teachings, Fatim’s mother was curious about the newcomer and her faith.
Jessica Brand clearly remembers the early days of New Hope Christian Reformed Church in East Hamilton, Ont. She was among those who began meeting on Sunday evenings in 2005 in the living room of the church planter, Jeff Neven.
Rev. Soong-Chan Rah, the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill., will speak at Inspire 2019 about “The Necessity of Lament in Our Broken World.”
Resonate Global Mission volunteer Pat Voetberg spent eight days in Obule, Uganda, and brought a new way to pray to her church in Hudsonville, Mich.
Walking through Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica felt bittersweet for Guillermo Serrano. The cathedral is tentatively scheduled for completion in 2026. On the one hand, he enjoyed experiencing the magnificent beauty, but he also lamented the fact that the building’s primary purpose seemed to b
Billed as the largest and longest running youth missions conference in the world, this year’s Urbana conference will be held from Dec. 27-31 in St. Louis, Missouri. Among the keynote speakers will be Anne Zaki, a Calvin Seminary graduate who currently teaches at the Evangelical Theological Seminary
Near the end of the Blanket Exercise at Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., members of the church youth group watched a video in which Susie Silversmith told her story. Silversmith is from the Navajo nation and was on hand to help lead participants through a summary of I
As part of a panel discussion helping to mark the 50th anniversary of the Centre for Public Dialogue, Kathy Vandergrift spoke about how being raised in the Christian Reformed Church helped her to realize that faith in God relates to all of life. This belief helped to shape the direction of her life
On a visit to Rwanda this past September to make connections for ministry, four people from Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., took time to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial outside the city of Kigali. Visiting the memorial, marking the 1994 massacre of as many as 500,0
CRC leader Colin Watson, Sr. opened the Friday, Oct. 26, meeting of a World Communion of Reformed Churches regional gathering in Georgetown, Guyana, with a Bible study focusing on the need for unity among God’s people. Having been born in Guyana, it was exciting for Watson to return and be invited
Wildfires driven by strong winds tore into residential areas of California recently, killing dozens of people and causing thousands of people to flee their homes and businesses. Now that the fires have been or are close to being contained, rain is predicted that can cause mudslides. World Renew is
A few months ago, Back to God Ministries International asked people to pray, asking God to help find the best person to lead BTGM’s Arabic media ministry. God answered the prayer, calling Ramy Gamal to this position.
Resonate Global Mission volunteer Harry De Jonge has answered God’s call to help build church buildings in the Dominican Republic — 18 times.
If you had asked Resonate Global Mission volunteer Josué a few years ago what he was planning on doing after college, he definitely would not have said “missions.”
World Renew’s Canadian Director, Ida Kaastra Mutoigo, was among those recently elected to a four year term on the new governing board of ACT Alliance, a coalition of 150 churches and faith-based organizations working together in over 125 countries.