Justice

JJ and Tim Tenclay

JJ is the coordinator for RCA Global Mission’s Refugee Ministries. She educates and empowers RCA congregations to respond to the refugee crisis locally and globally. She also works with congregations to assist in their efforts to come alongside refugees in their communities. Her goal is to raise awareness and advocate with congregations, missionaries, and partners around the world to help alleviate the refugee crisis.

Chris Briggs

The Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) provides the Deaf community in Jamaica with a language, education, mentoring, and an opportunity to encounter the gospel.

John Hubers

John is engaged in missional leadership development at the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  

Felipe and Janelle deWaard-Silva

Since the fall of communism, Romania has been putting itself back together. Felipe and Janelle deWaard-Silva have been called to work with Roma youth in the Jiu Valley to build trust, perseverance, character, and courage through rock climbing. 

Bob and Amy Abel

In many countries, it has become culturally acceptable for families to sell their children to make ends meet. Child sex slavery is a massive industry: 1.2 million children are sold globally each year.

Bob Abel works with Remember Nhu, an organization that works to end child sex slavery in 13 countries. Remember Nhu uses a prevention model that keeps children out of the sex trade before they’re sold, leading to whole communities that have put sex brokers out of business.

Denise Kingdom Grier

A young child whimpers, her eyes searching for the familiar face of her father or mother. She’s an orphan of HIV and AIDS. But because of Setshabelo Child and Family Services (SCFS) in Botshabelo, South Africa, she is not among the children crying in an institutional orphanage. Instead, she’s scooped up by her foster mother. She’s embraced, comforted, and ushered into a future of hope.

Josh & Sally Vis

A son and mother working together for peace and justice, Josh and Sally Vis seek a political conversation in the U.S. that is pro-Palestinian, pro-Israeli, and pro-peace. To this end, Josh and Sally educate individuals about the injustices of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. They also offer individuals opportunities to support Palestinians, Israelis, and others who seek an alleviation of and ultimately an end to the Israeli occupation.

Phil and Olivia Iekel

Olivia Iekel discovered her call to mission while serving in Nicaragua through the RCA Volunteer Engagement program. 

Jennifer Lucking

Human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation are happening in our own communities and around the world. God has called Jennifer Lucking to come alongside women who have been sexually exploited and trafficked. She serves as the executive director of Restorations Second Stage Homes

Center of Hope

The Center of Hope exists to share the hope and peace we have in Jesus, physically and spiritually. We do that by providing spiritual and social service help those who find themselves in difficult life situations in the Sioux Falls community. Center of Hope is "a front-line ministry that meets people right where they are."