Many people attend Christmas church services who would never otherwise set foot in a church building – and the season is upon us. How will churches host Christmas and Advent gatherings during COVID-19? How can we share the gospel during a time when so many people are ready for hope and peace? These are questions…
One day, Jander and Tiffany strapped their two-week-old son in a baby carrier and went for a walk in their Calgary, Alberta, neighbourhood. That’s when Jander noticed an apple tree in a neighbour’s yard and the couple met Roger (name changed). Looking back, Jander can see how the Holy Spirit was at work. Jander and…
Phyllis lost her sight to measles when she was just two years old – but that hasn’t stopped her from making a big difference in Machakos, Kenya. “Despite her visual impair- ment, [Phyllis] has beaten the odds,” said Rev. Jared Kaka Rio- ba Bosire, who coordinates Tim- othy Leadership Training (TLT) for Resonate Global Mission in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Resonate Global Mission missionaries and the churches they work with use Christmas as an opportunity to share the gospel with people who rarely set foot in church. Last Christmas, Sunday School teachers at a church in Honduras staged a pageant. When teachers participated in training facilitated by Resonate missionary Caspar Geisterfer, they discussed how they rarely saw their students’ parents in church.
The Christian Reformed Church is celebrating an important anniversary this fall: 100 years ago, Johanna Veenstra stepped onto the steamer Mauretania and crossed the Atlantic to serve as a missionary in Nigeria. At age 25, she not only became the Christian Reformed Church’s first female missionary – she became our denomination’s first overseas missionary.
“It seems like everything is normal, but you have to be careful about what you say, where you go, and when,” said Alicia Navarrete, a Resonate Global Mission missionary who serves at the Nehemiah Center in Nicaragua.
North America is becoming increasingly diverse and multicultural. There are many faiths and cultures present. When Christian Reformed Home Missions and Christian Reformed World Missions joined to form Resonate Global Mission, it opened a unique opportunity to join in God’s work.