Volunteers

When a crucial need arose in Fellowship Reformed Church’s community, one member rallied her church to meet it.

For Carissa Buurstra, it was the adventure of a lifetime. For her father, pastor Todd Buurstra, it was a chance to do mission while expanding the horizons of young people in his congregation.

How St. Thomas Reformed Church is giving its neighbors hope and practical help, even in the midst of disaster.

A weekly ministry in South Florida offers hospitality each Saturday to 75 to 100 persons without homes. But it also ministers to the volunteers who find that their own lives have changed as a result.

Trying to meet the immediate needs of the millions of people affected by Hurricane Harvey was a daunting task, but three RCA churches in the immediate vicinity were up for the challenge.

By Tim Poppen

A commitment to prayer dramatically changed one youth group’s mission trip in Jamaica.

What can you do to lend a hand after natural disasters—and when?  Here’s an outline of what’s needed, and how you can be of service in the days, weeks, months, and years after disaster strikes.

Three years after a flood in Detroit, disaster response volunteers help a homeowner cope with black mold.

As Bruce and Laurie Hawley retire, hybrid disaster response sites build on their work.