Missionaries of Second Reformed Church
Please look for links on right for recent missionary newsletters.
The most current newsletter from each of our missionaries is linked at the top of the page under the “Our Missionaries” or “Missionaries (cont.)” menus.
(List of all — alphabetically)
AFRICA INLAND MISSION (Rod and Lori Kraybill)
Africa Inland Mission
PO Box 3611
Peachtree City, GA 30269-7611
AIM is an evangelical interdenominational missionary society, assisting churches in sending missionary personnel to the peoples of Africa, to work with African churches to evangelize people who have not heard the good news, and to train leaders for the varied ministries of the church. Projects include evangelism, hospitals, clinics, community development, Bible teaching, youth work, schools, seminaries, agriculture, ministry to children and orphans, training nurses and doctors, aviation, Bible translation, missionary training, construction, radio, literature and tract production, youth camps, ethno-musicology and missionary services.
The Bible League assists Christians and churches worldwide, so that people prepared by the Holy Spirit will be brought into the fellowship of Christ and His Church. Specifically, they provide Bibles and related materials, promote personal, family and small group Bible study, partner with churches and mission organizations, supplying them with Bibles, related materials, and training in church planting and Scripture placement. Where there is no local church, Christians are trained to establish new churches.
CARE NET PREGNANCY CENTER (Pat Bailey – Exec. Director)
184 East Union Street
Newark, NY 14513
Vision Statement: “ The vision of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Wayne Co. is to change lives of sexually active individuals by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and providing care through our network of pregnancy related services. We offer free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, sexually transmitted disease testing, education for abortion minded and/or vulnerable clients, abstinence education to encourage positive lifestyle choices and referrals to appropriate agencies.”
CHIAPAS, MEXICO (Brian and Donna Renes)
(A Reformed Church ministry)
238 4th Ave. SE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
The Renes have been involved in the work of Bible translation since 1989. Their first years of ministry were spent among the Tojolabal people in Chiapas. Since 1996 Brian has worked with the United Bible Societies, giving support to national translators and consultants. He teaches them how to effectively use the computer in their work of translating the Bible into languages such as Quechua, which is spoken in Peru, and the Kuna language of Panama. Donna ministers to Hispanic children in the Sioux Center, Iowa area through the teaching of English as a Second Language.
CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP (Brent and Jen Hautle)
phone fr. US: 011-41-62-391-27-28
CEF is a Bible centered organization ministering in 153 countries around the world. Their purpose is to partner with born again believers in order to evangelize, disciple, and establish boys and girls ages 3-12 in a local church. Their core ministry is helping churches begin weekly Good News Clubs at homes, schools and other locations during the school year. Other primary ministries are: providing local children’s ministry training and CEF Press teaching and evangelism resources. The Hautle’s main task is the design and preparation of colorful training materials and evangelistic publications used in CEF overseas work.
CHRISTIAN EMBASSY (Michael and Gay Ann Leary serving in London, UK)
141 Cleveland Street
LONDON W1T 6QG
Christian Embassy’s desire is to serve the spiritual and social needs of London’s leadership communities through dialogue, special events and networking with leaders in the public and private sectors. We believe that the worthy goals of international understanding, individual responsibility, and love for your neighbor are affirmed in the teachings of Jesus and anchored in a reverence for God.
CIRCLE C RANCH (Wes Aarum)
10451 Ashcraft Rd.
Delevan, NY 14042
716-492-3687 or 1-800-231-6686
“Circle C Ranch is a Christian youth ministry whose sole purpose is to reach young people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to encourage godliness in their lives, and to send them out as equipped witnesses for Jesus. We accomplish this by creating an environment where students have fun, are accepted and shown the love of Jesus, and are given numerous opportunities to give their lives to Him and grow in Him. Every camper that leaves Circle C Ranch knows how to intelligently lead another person to Christ through His Word.”
FAITH COMES BY HEARING
2421 Aztec Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107-4200
“The essence of FCBH is to give the more than 50% of the world who are poor and illiterate the Word of God in their native language in oral form.” FCBH records the Scriptures in the heart languages through Regional Service Centers. Then national workers take the audio cassettes to local churches and provide training for pastors to ensure maximum impact.
The Gideons International
50 Century Blvd.
P.O. Box 140800
Nashville, TN 37214-0800
The Gideons International
Wayne County Camp
110 East Pearl St.
Newark, NY 14513
Founded in 1899, the Gideons serve as an “extended missionary arm of the church.” The association has over 290,000 members in 196 countries. The Gideons are ordinary Business and professional men and their wives. Their primary function is witnessing by distributing Bibles/New Testaments in the “human traffic lanes and streams of national life.” They distribute more than 86,000,000 Scriptures worldwide annually in 95 languages to hotels, motels, hospitals, nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, schools, colleges, the military, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, EMTs, prisons and jails as well as personal one-on-one witnessing.
GOOD NEWS JAIL MINISTRY (Ron Morse and Paul Burress)
Chaplains, Monroe County Jail, Wayne County Jail
Monroe County Jail:
130 S. Plymouth Ave.
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone (both) 585-753-4032
The ministry began in Virginia in 1961. The purpose was organizing a visitation program for the benefit of inmates of institutions; witnessing to inmates and their families; aiding in a physical and spiritual rehabilitation of men and women upon their release from an institution; and provision of an educational program to encourage further education upon release. This was accomplished by the provision of trained, ordained men and women to serve as staff chaplains in correctional institutions throughout the US and abroad. From one chaplain in the beginning, Good News Jail Ministry program now provides over 390 staff chaplains, serving 319 institutions in 22 states and 18 countries. Chaplains Lender and Burress visit in the Monroe and Wayne County jails several days a week, to counsel and to teach jail Bible studies.
INDIA MISSION (Ben Peters)
Christian Missionary Fellowship of India
#5727, 22nd Main Cross Rd.
Vijayanager 2nd Stage
Mysore, KA – 570 017
Mission work includes the Bensons High School (800+ students, from K to 10), Belgaum, India, and the BVN Orphanage in Mysore, India. Bensons International Academy is their kindergarten program.
GLOBAL SCHOLARS (Tom and Leslie Johnson)
(formerly INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CHRISTIAN STUDIES)
P.O. Box 12147
Overland Park, KS 66282-2147
email@example.com (Joy McBride, office manager above address)
For the Johnson’s: firstname.lastname@example.org
IICS places faculty from a wide range of disciplines in teaching positions at secular universities outside N. America and the UK. They also establish Departments of Christian Studies, provide library collections, sponsor business and teacher training seminars and provide curriculum consultation. Their mission is to bring glory to God and impact the world by developing godly leaders for every sector of society – government, business, home, church, arts, law, science, education – as they provide key universities and academic institutions with educational services and Christian faculty who teach and live in such a way as to draw others to faith and transformation in Christ. IICS teaches all subject matter from a Christian worldview in secular classrooms. Tom Johnson serves as professor of ethics and philosophy in Prague’s Charles University and teaches classes at the Martin Bucer Seminary. Leslie teaches and administrates in a Christian Day School there.
JACKSON CO. MINISTRIES (Jake Moss, Exec. Dir.)
(A Reformed Church ministry)
Annville Institute/Jackson County Ministries
PO Box 340, 190 Campus Drive Suite # 2
Annville, KY 40402
Reformed Church in America – Mission Services
4500 60th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Jackson Co. Ministries administers summer Bible camps, after-school programs, thrift stores, marriage seminars, gym ministries, and the Barnabas Home shelter for boys.
1509 Hunt Club Blvd.
Gallatin, TN 37066-6044
Mission Discovery offers 7-10 day projects to Mexico, Honduras, Bahamas, Tennessee, Jamaica, El Salvador, Haiti, Mississippi, Kenya, South Dakota and Russia. Mission Discovery also customizes some trips for churches and denominations. Each Mission Discovery project is different. All projects involve evangelism and construction of a needed building. Mission Discovery partners with national churches to insure good follow-up of new believers. MD utilizes full-time staff as well as experienced volunteer staff to provide the best possible mission experience for youth groups. Sr. High and Jr. High projects feature Christian worship leaders/speakers who can communicate to youth.
NEW TRIBES MISSION (David and Kim Field)
New Tribes Bible Institute Dave Field E-mail Address(es): email@example.com
915 N. Hartwell Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
Through evangelism, Bible translation and discipleship, missionaries serving with New Tribes Mission are planting churches among unreached people groups. “Our mission is steadfast: to reach new tribes, people groups who have never had a single opportunity to hear the Good News.” Of the earth’s 7,000 ethnic groups, 3,000 are still unreached. “We mobilize, equip and coordinate missionaries. Those missionaries evangelize people groups who have had no access to the Gospel, translate the scriptures into their language, and plant a church.” The Field’s serve as trainers at the New Tribes Bible Institute, establishing believers in the interpretation and application of the foundational truths of the Bible. NTBI prepares over 400 students on two campuses in Jackson Michigan and Waukesha Wisconsin mobilizing the next generation missionaries.
NEW TRIBES MISSION (Levi and Robyn Lenz)
Levi and Robyn Lenz
New Tribes Mission
PO Box 1079
Goroka, EHP 441
Papua New Guinea
Levi Lenz E-mail Address(es): firstname.lastname@example.org
New Tribes Mission
Papua New Guinea
Through evangelism, Bible translation and discipleship, missionaries serving with New Tribes Mission are planting churches among unreached people groups. “Our mission is steadfast: to reach new tribes, people groups who have never had a single opportunity to hear the Good News.” Of the earth’s 7,000 ethnic groups, 3,000 are still unreached. “We mobilize, equip and coordinate missionaries. Those missionaries evangelize people groups who have had no access to the Gospel, translate the scriptures into their language, and plant a church.” The Lenz’ serve as Church Planters among the Wahgi people in the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Teaching thoroughly through the Scriptures in their heart language. They are working with a phenomenal team of Church Planting, Literacy, and Culture and Language Consultants that are seasoned missionaries with first hand experience to help guide and evaluate their progress and give counsel as needed.
ODOSAGIH BIBLE CONFERENCE (Roger White, Dir.)
3204 Hazelmere Ave., P.O. Box 107
Machias, NY 14101-0107
Odosagih is a retreat center whose purpose is “to minister to our guests as we provide a place of quiet, peaceful relaxation and reverent worship through the preaching of God’s Word and the ministry of music.” Their mission is “to see people saved, edified in the faith, and provide a place or rest and relaxation for families.”
RBC MINISTRIES (Radio Bible Class) (name changed officially in 1994)
P.O. Box 2222
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2222
RBC Ministries produces literature, television, and radio programs, and a Web site “to feed the soul.” Their literature includes Our Daily Bread, Discovery Series and Our Journey. Their television program, Day of Discovery, is broadcast weekly. Their radio programs include: Discover the Word, Words To Live By, Our Daily Bread (radio), Walk in the Word and Sports Spectrum (radio.) Their partner in the ministry, Discovery House Publishers, provides books, music CD’s, videos/DVD’s, CD greeting cards and children’s materials.
SCARLET THREAD MINISTRIES(Jay Roscup, Exec. Dir.)
32 Mill St.
Sodus, NY 14551
“Scarlet Thread Ministries is dedicated to taking Jesus’ love to the heart of today’s youth culture. We work to build relationships between churches and young people, provide and facilitate engaging youth ministry, and make disciples of young people who give their lives to Christ. The two current main branches of ministry are Youth Impact, led by Don DeCristo and the Mill St. Youth Center, run by Jay Roscup. Youth Impact ministers throughout Wayne County by working with individual churches or groups of churches to create and facilitate youth ministry events (Youth Extreme, for example) and long term youth ministry tools (a drop-in youth center and a monthly coffee house). The Mill St. Youth Center serves as a possible model for youth ministry. MSYC is located in the Scarlet Thread building and provides a safe place for kids after school hours. Here kids are exposed to the gospel and invited to events like Shoeshine Johnny’s, small group Bible studies and church services at local churches. Agape Counseling also operates a satellite office on site for Wayne County’s youth.”
SCHWADERER, Doug and Carolee (Canary Islands of Spain)
Old Paths Spanish Mission
PO Box 64833
The Schwaderers would like to be in the Canary Islands in January, 2007. Their goal is to start a Bible New Testament Church. They plan to work with a national pastor there. They will be doing mass evangelism by public tract distribution, preaching, witnessing, jail ministry, nursing home ministry and other avenues as they are lead on the Island of Tenerife. They plan to teach and make disciples of believers through personal study, group Bible studies and Bible Institute.
1. Second Reformed Church, as we have opportunity, at Marion Heritage Days and
otherwise, offer and distribute Spanish Bibles and other Christian literature, tracts, etc. to Hispanic people in our community.
2. SRC has become a “big sister” to a Spanish language Pentecostal congregation, Casa de Refugio (House of Refuge.) Pastor Alfredo Resendiz and Asst. Pastor Francisco Acevedo lead the congregation, which conducts evangelistic work among the Hispanic people in our area and in Mexico. They meet twice weekly and have other special gatherings on the SRC campus.
WORDS OF HOPE (David Bast, President and Broadcast Minister; Randy Bohl, Dir. of Church Relations)
700 Ball Ave. NE
P.O. Box 1706
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Words of Hope produces a Christian radio program for broadcast in the U.S. and Canada and works with radio partners and producers to broadcast similar programs in over 30 languages worldwide. The emphasis is a Christian broadcast to the unreached or most difficult to reach people groups in their own language. Places that cannot receive the gospel by direct missionary outreach such as the Middle East, north Africa, Indonesia and India are presented the Good News by Words of Hope radio programs. A daily devotional guide is also distributed by Words of Hope along with books and other discipleship materials.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST (Geoffrey Smith, Exec. Dir)
Rochester Youth for Christ, Inc.
P.O. Box 30069
Rochester, NY 14603
YFC Mission Statement: YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
Rochester Youth for Christ focuses its efforts on teen evangelism through: Campus Life (High School) and Club JV (Jr. High) community ministries, Agape Club student-led ministry, and YFC Teen Moms Mentoring Program. We purposely develop community-wide evangelism events such as: Battle-of-the-bands, Ultimate Challenge, ROC Youth Explosion, and our quarterly Edge Worship Event.