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This Dear Friends Missionary News feed will keep you up to date on the mission personnel who publish updates on the RCA website. Some mission personnel do not post letters here due to security problems.

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New Adrian Bobb and Bernardeth Kelly Letter
1/4/2012

The most recent letter from Adrian and Bernardeth Kelly-Bobb is now available online.

New Jim and Beth Harrison letter
1/3/2012

The most recent letter from Jim and Beth Harrison is now available online.

New Dick and Donna Swart Letter
12/19/2011

The most recent letter from Dick and Donna Swart is now available online.

New Peter and Patty Ford Letter
12/14/2011

The most recent letter from Peter and Patty Ford is now available online.

New Judy Estell Letter
12/14/2011

The most recent letter from Judy Estell is now available online.

New Chuck and Jean Van Engen Letter
12/14/2011

The most recent letter from Chuck and Jean Van Engen is now available online.

New Mark and Deb Wilson Letter
12/7/2011

The most recent letter from Mark and Deb Wilson is now available online.

New Abdi Tadesse Mulat Letter
12/6/2011

The most recent letter from Abdi Tadesse Mulat is now available online.

New Tom and Aïchatou Johnson Letter
12/6/2011

The most recent letter from Tom and Aïchatou Johnson is now available online.

New Caleb and Joanna Swart Letter
12/5/2011

The most recent letter from Caleb and Joanna Swart is now available online.

New David Ford Letter
12/2/2011

The most recent letter from David Ford is now available online.

New Dave and Char Alexander Letter
12/2/2011

The most recent letter from Dave and Char Alexander is now available online.

New Cornelia Roghair Letter
12/2/2011

The most recent letter from Cornelia Roghair is now available online.

New Brad Olson Letter
11/21/2011

The most recent letter from Brad Olson is now available online.

New Larry and Linda McAuley Letter
11/21/2011

The most recent letter from Larry and Linda McAuley is now available online.

New Nathan and Nozomi Brownell Letter
11/18/2011

The most recent letter from Nathan and Nozomi Brownell is now available online.

New Brian and Donna Renes letter
11/18/2011

The most recent letter from Brian and Donna Renes is now available online.

New Fred Wilgenburg Letter
11/17/2011

The most recent letter from Fred Wilgenburg is now available online.

New Tom and Liz Stewart Letter
11/3/2011

The most recent letter from Tom and Liz Stewart is now available online.

New Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy Letter
11/3/2011

The most recent letter from Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy is now available online.

New Mark and Deb Wilson Letter
11/3/2011

The most recent letter from Mark and Deb Wilson is now available online.

New Gail MacLaurin Letter
11/2/2011

The most recent letter from Gail Mac Laurin is now available online.

New Jaime and Martha Amaro Letter
11/2/2011

The most recent letter from Jaime and Martha Amaro is now available online.

New Chad Vanden Bosch Letter
10/25/2011

The most recent letter from Chad Vanden Bosch is now available online.

New JP and Katy Sundararajan Letter
10/24/2011

The most recent letter from JP and Katy Sundararajan is now available online.

New Barry and Terryl Bruce Letter
10/21/2011

The most recent letter from Barry and Terryl Bruce from The Way Out Ministries is now available online.

New Judy Estell Letter
10/17/2011

The most recent letter from Judy Estell is now available online.

New Elly Kajaminyo Letter
10/17/2011

The most recent letter from Elly Kajaminyo is now available online.

New Bill and Peggy De Boer Letter
10/14/2011

The most recent letter from Bill and Peggy De Boer is now available online.

New Brian and Donna Renes letter
10/14/2011

The most recent letter from Brian and Donna Renes is now available online.

New Peter and Patty Ford Letter
10/14/2011

The most recent letter from Peter and Patty Ford is now available online.

New Larry and Linda McAuley Letter
10/13/2011

The most recent letter from Larry and Linda McAuley is now available online.

New Harry and Pat Miersma letter
10/12/2011

The most recent letter from Harry and Pat Miersma is now available online.

New Al and Sue Schreuder letter
10/4/2011

The most recent letter from Al and Sue Schreuder is now available online.

New Ina Montoya Letter
10/4/2011

The most recent letter from Ina Montoya is now available online.

New Chuck and Jean Van Engen Letter
10/4/2011

The most recent letter from Chuck and Jean Van Engen is now available online.

New Brad Olson Letter
10/3/2011

The most recent letter from Brad Olson is now available online.

New Jeremy and Susan Beebout Letter
9/29/2011

The most recent letter from Jeremy and Susan Beebout is now available online.

New Mark and Deb Wilson Letter
9/27/2011

The most recent letter from Mark and Deb Wilson is now available online.

New Adrian Bobb and Bernardeth Kelly Letter
9/27/2011

The most recent letter from Adrian and Bernardeth Bobb-Kelly is now available online.

New David Ford Letter
9/23/2011

The most recent letter from David Ford is now available online.

New Ina Montoya Letter
9/22/2011

The most recent letter from Ina Montoya is now available online.

New Brian and Donna Renes letter
9/16/2011

The most recent letter from Brian and Donna Renes is now available online.

New Sam Olson Letter
9/16/2011

The most recent letter from Sam Olson is now available online.

New Bob and Linda Schut Letter
9/8/2011

The most recent letter from Bob and Linda Schut is now available online.

New Dave Zomer Letter
9/7/2011

The most recent letter from Dave Zomer is now available online.

New Tom and Aïchatou Johnson Letter
9/1/2011

The most recent letter from Tom and Aïchatou Johnson is now available online.

New Caleb and Joanna Swart Letter
9/1/2011

The most recent letter from Caleb and Joanna Swart is now available online.

New Frank and Darlene Van Hoeve Letter
8/31/2011

The most recent letter from Frank and Darlene Van Hoeve is now available online.

New Mark and Deb Wilson Letter
8/29/2011

The most recent letter from Mark and Deb Wilson is now available online.

New Eric and Nancy Titus Letter
8/23/2011

The most recent letter from Eric and Nancy Titus is now available online.

New Wayne and Miho Jansen Letter
8/23/2011

The most recent letter from Wayne and Miho Jansen is now available online.

New Peter and Patty Ford Letter
8/19/2011

The most recent letter from Peter and Patty Ford is now available online.

New Dick and Donna Swart Letter
8/19/2011

The most recent letter from Dick and Donna Swart is now available online.

New Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy Letter
8/16/2011

The most recent letter from Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy is now available online.

New Cornelia Roghair Letter
8/16/2011

The most recent letter from Cornelia Roghair is now available online.

New Chad Vanden Bosch Letter
8/16/2011

The most recent letter from Chad Vanden Bosch is now available online.

New Jacob and Sharon Moss Letter
8/12/2011

The most recent letter from Jake and Sharon Moss is now available online.

New Dave and Char Alexander Letter
8/5/2011

The most recent letter from Dave and Char Alexander is now available online.

New Tom and Liz Stewart Letter
8/4/2011

The most recent letter from Tom and Liz Stewart is now available online.

New Larry and Linda McAuley Letter
8/1/2011

The most recent letter from Larry and Linda McAuley is now available online.

New Amos Limo Liang'or Letter
7/28/2011

The most recent letter from Amos Limo Liang'or is now available online.

New Frank and Darlene Van Hoeve Letter
7/27/2011

The most recent letter from Frank and Darlene Van Hoeve is now available online.

New Abdi Tadesse Mulat Letter
7/27/2011

The most recent letter from Abdi Tadesse Mulat is now available online.

New Rowland and Jane Van Es Letter
7/26/2011

The most recent letter from Rowland and Jane Van Es is now available online.

New Jeremy and Susan Beebout Letter
7/26/2011

The most recent letter from Jeremy and Susan Beebout is now available online.

New George and Ruth Goff Letter
7/14/2011

The most recent letter from George and Ruth Goff is now available online.

New Gary and Denise Abbas letter
7/12/2011

The most recent letter from Gary and Denise Abbas is now available online.

New Bill and Peggy De Boer Letter
7/12/2011

The most recent letter from Bill and Peggy De Boer is now available online.

New Abraham and Sayuri Kist-Okazaki Letter
7/12/2011

The most recent letter from Abraham and Sayuri Kist-Okazaki is now available online.

New Jaime and Martha Aramo Letter
7/11/2011

The most recent letter from Jaime and Martha Amaro is now available online.

New Dave Zomer Letter
7/11/2011

The most recent letter from Dave Zomer is now available online.

New JP and Katy Sundararajan Letter
7/8/2011

The most recent letter from JP and Katy Sundararajan is now available online.

New Bertalan Tamas Letter
7/8/2011

The most recent letter from Berti Tamas is now available online.

New Nathan and Nozomi Brownell Letter
6/30/2011

The most recent letter from Nathan and Nozomi Brownell is now available online.

New Cornelia Roghair Letter
6/29/2011

The most recent letter from Cornelia Roghair is now available online.

New Judy Estell Letter
6/29/2011

The most recent letter from Judy Estell is now available online.

Cows, sewing machines help women
6/29/2011

Twelve women have hope for a better future after each received a milk cow through the Give a Cow program supported by RCA givers.

The women are Christians who belong to a colony of 30 Dalit ("untouchable") low-income families.

One woman grew up in poverty and never learned to read or write. She wanted her three children to get an education, but financial hardship made her fear that might never happen. Now that she has received a cow, her dream is alive again.

A 65-year-old widow who struggled to raise three children needed a reliable source of income. She is confident that by selling her cow’s milk she can support herself.

A woman disabled by polio is greatly relieved that, thanks to her cow, she can now help support her family.

"We praise God for this kind of wonderful gift from loving people," says program administrator Lily Prasad.

And thanks to $6,000 from people across the RCA, all 48 recent graduates of the Banyan Tree Tailoring Program in South India received a sewing machine. Now these women can set up small businesses and provide for their families.

RCA missionary Linn Gann serves with the Church of South India and helps oversee the sewing and cow programs. Go online to help support Give a Cow or the sewing program.

New Tom and Aïchatou Johnson Letter
6/28/2011

The most recent letter from Tom Johnson is now available online.

New David Ford Letter
6/28/2011

The most recent letter from David Ford is now available online.

New Harry and Pat Miersma letter
6/27/2011

The most recent letter from Harry and Pat Miersma is now available online.

New Chad Vanden Bosch Letter
6/11/2011

The most recent letter from Chad Vanden Bosch is now available online.

Request for Prayers as South Sudan becomes Independent
6/9/2011

In January, the people of southern Sudan voted overwhelming for independence, and on July 9, South Sudan will become a new nation.

However, recent clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF; North) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA; South) threaten the hope for a lasting peace in Sudan.

The conflicts are largely over oil rich territories along the disputed north-south border. The international community is calling for all offensive operations to cease and encouraging leaders to move toward a peaceful resolution of these conflicts.

The RCA supports reconciliation in Sudan through its mission partners, RECONCILE and ACROSS. RECONCILE trains church and community leaders in trauma healing, peace building, conflict transformation, and civic education. ACROSS mobilizes communities and local churches to design, plan, implement, and evaluate development initiatives.

Many southern Sudanese who lived for decades in the capital city of Khartoum and other areas in the north have been moving back south. ACROSS and RECONCILE have been instrumental in helping churches and communities receive and resettle these people.

More information

New mission placements, supervisor
6/7/2011

Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather will serve in South Sudan with RECONCILE, an RCA mission partner. Civil war has left southern Sudan in ruins. Shelvis will lead RECONCILE's Peace Institute and he and Nancy will participate in training events that nurture the fragile peace in Sudan by addressing inter-ethnic conflict.

David Ford has accepted a new assignment as a linguistics specialist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He will work in partnership with SIL International, the primary partner organization of Wycliffe Bible Translators. About 80 languages are spoken in Ethiopia and many have no established way of being presented in written form.

Valdir Franca is the new Global Mission supervisor for the Americas. Franca has engaged in multicultural ministries among Spanish and Portuguese speaking people in South Florida, helped develop new churches in the Tampa Bay area, and served as an urban missionary in England.

Before coming to the RCA he served with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as director of international partnerships with Latin America Mission, and with the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil.

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel
5/27/2011

The World Council of Churches invites member churches and related organizations to join a week of advocacy and action for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. Congregations and individuals around the globe who share the hope of justice shall unite during the week to take peaceful actions, together, to create a common international public witness.

New Al and Sue Schreuder letter
5/24/2011

The most recent letter from Al and Sue Schreuder is now available online.

New Dave and Char Alexander letter
5/20/2011

The most recent letter from Dave and Char Alexander is now available online.

New Brian and Elizabeth Bruxvoort letter
5/19/2011

The most recent letter from Brian and Elizabeth Bruxvoort is now available online.

New Craig and Christa Hollander Letter
5/16/2011

The most recent letter from Craig and Christa Hollander is now available online.

New Peter and Patty Ford Letter
5/4/2011

The most recent letter from Peter and Patty Ford is now available online.

New Amos Limo Liang'or Letter
5/4/2011

The most recent letter from Amos Limo Liang'or is now available online.

New Larry and Linda McAuley Letter
5/3/2011

The most recent letter from Larry and Linda McAuley is now available online.

New Gary and Denise Abbas letter
4/28/2011

The most recent letter from Gary and Denise Abbas is now available online.

New Brian and Donna Renes letter
4/28/2011

The most recent letter from Brian and Donna Renes is now available online.

New David Ford Letter
4/27/2011

The most recent letter from David Ford is now available online.

New Barry and Terryl Bruce Letter
4/21/2011

The most recent letter from Barry and Terryl Bruce is now available online.

New Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy Letter
4/15/2011

The most recent letter from Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Brad Olson
4/14/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Brad Olson is now available online.

New Dick and Donna Swart Letter
4/14/2011

The most recent letter from Dick and Donna Swart is now available online.

New Judy Estell Letter
4/13/2011

The most recent letter from Judy Estell is now available online.

New Jack and Linda Buteyn Letter
4/13/2011

The most recent letter from Jack and Linda Buteyn is now available online.

New Caleb and Joanna Swart Letter
4/12/2011

The most recent letter from Caleb and Joanna Swart is now available online.

New Jeremy and Susan Beebout Letter
4/8/2011

The most recent letter from Jeremy and Susan Beebout is now available online.

New Elly Kajaminyo Letter
4/8/2011

The most recent letter from Elly Kajaminyo is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Martha and Jaime Amaro
4/6/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Martha and Jaime Amaro is now available online.

New Chad Vanden Bosch Letter
4/6/2011

The most recent letter from Chad Vanden Bosch is now available online.

May Mission Today now available
4/1/2011

The May issue of Mission Today is now available as a printable PDF. This month's issue features stories about a new mission
project for indigenous Christian women in Aswan to train as nurses, Bible translation projects, the Doctoral Program in Latin America, and audio Bibles for Mozambique.

New Abdi Tadesse Mulat Letter
3/31/2011

The most recent letter from Abdi Tadesse Mulat is now available online.

New Wyane and Miho Jansen Letter
3/29/2011

The most recent letter from Wayne and Miho Jansen is now available online.

New Gail MacLaurin Letter
3/22/2011

The most recent letter from Gail MacLaurin is now available online.

New Sam Olson Letter
3/22/2011

The most recent letter from Sam Olson is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Elly Kajaminyo
3/18/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Elly Kajaminyo is now available online.

New Jacob and Sharon Moss Letter
3/16/2011

The most recent letter from Jake and Sharon Moss is now available online.

New Peter and Patty Ford Letter
3/16/2011

The most recent letter from Peter and Patty Ford is now available online.

New Amos Limo Liang'or Letter
3/16/2011

The most recent letter from Amos Limo-Liang'or is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Jeff and Susan Taylor
3/8/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Jeff and Susan Taylor is now available online.

New Brad Olson Letter
3/8/2011

The most recent letter from Brad Olson is now available online.

New JP and Katy Sundararajan Letter
3/4/2011

The most recent letter from JP and Katy Sundararajan is now available online.

April Mission Today now available
3/4/2011

The April issue of Mission Today is now available as a printable PDF. This month's issue features stories about volunteers working in Texas, health workers in Chiapas, and the Moscow church advocating for victims of racism.

New David Ford Letter
2/28/2011

The most recent letter from David Ford, as well as a SIL Sudan news bulletin, are now available online.

New Chad Vanden Bosch Letter
2/28/2011

The most recent letter from Chad Vanden Bosch is now available online.

New Tom and Aïchatou Johnson Letter
2/25/2011

The most recent letter from Tom and Aïchatou Johnson is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Rowland and Jane Van Es
2/25/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Rowland and Jane Van Es is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Mark and Deb Wilson
2/16/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Mark and Deb Wilson is now available online.

New Jim and Beth Harrison Letter
2/15/2011

The most recent letter from Jim and Beth Harrison is now available online.

New Cornelia Roghair Letter
2/9/2011

The most recent letter from Cornelia Roghair is now available online.

March Mission Today now available
2/1/2011

The March issue of Mission Today is now available as a printable PDF. This month's issue features stories about ministry in Niger, the feeding program in Nicaragua, RCA college students in Oman, and an update from Ethiopia.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Abraham and Sayuri Kist-Okazaki
1/31/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Abraham and Sayuri Kist-Okazaki is now available online.

New Frank and Darlene Van Hoeve Letter
1/28/2011

The most recent missionary letter from Frank and Darlene Van Hoeve is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Bertalan Tamas
1/27/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Bertalan Tamas is now available online.

New Chuck and Jean Van Engen Letter
1/26/2011

The most recent letter from Chuck and Jean Van Engen is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Dick and Carolyn Otterness
1/25/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Dick and Carolyn Otterness is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Harry and Pat Miersma
1/25/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Harry and Pat Miersma is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Clancy Street Ministries
1/24/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Steve Faas, director of Clancy Street Ministries is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Ina Montoya
1/24/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Ina Montoya is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Al and Sue Schreuder
1/21/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Al and Sue Schreuder is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Fred Wilgenburg
1/21/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Fred Wilgenburg is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Tom and Liz Stewart
1/20/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Tom and Liz Stewart is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Wayne and Miho Jansen
1/20/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Wayne and Miho Jansen is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Gary and Denise Abbas
1/20/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Gary and Denise Abbas is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Dave and Char Alexander
1/20/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Dave and Char Alexander is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Jake and Sharon Moss
1/20/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Jake and Sharon Moss is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Abdi Tadesse-Mulat
1/20/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Abdi Tadesse-Mulat is now available online.

New Jaime and Martha Aramo Letter
1/18/2011

The most recent letter from Jaime and Martha Amaro is now available online.

New Mark and Deb Wilson Letter
1/18/2011

The most recent letter from Mark and Deb Wilson is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Justin and Ruth Majawa
1/18/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Justin and Ruth Majawa is now available online.

New Dick and Donna Swart Letter
1/14/2011

The most recent missionary letter from Dick and Donna Swart is now availabe online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Peter and Patty Ford
1/13/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Peter and Patty Ford is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from David Ford
1/12/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from David Ford is now availabe online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Larry and Linda McAuley
1/12/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Larry and Linda McAuley is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Cornelia Roghair
1/12/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Cornelia Roghair is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Craig and Christa Hollander
1/12/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Craig and Christa Hollander is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Tom and Aichatou Johnson
1/12/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Tom and Aichatou Johnson is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Jeremy and Susan Beebout
1/12/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Jeremy and Susan Beebout is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Judy Estell
1/10/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Judy Estell is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Nathan and Nozomi Brownell
1/10/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Nathan and Nozomi Brownell is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy
1/6/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy is now available online.

New Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy Letter
1/6/2011

The most recent missionary letter from Gerard and Norvelle Goff-Rudy is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Eric and Nancy Titus
1/6/2011

The 2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Eric and Nancy Titus is now available online.

New Adrian and Bernardeth Kelly-Bobb Letter
1/6/2011

The most recent letter from Adrian and Bernardeth Kelly-Bobb is now available online.

New Jeremy and Susan Beebout Letter
1/6/2011

The most recent letter from Jeremy and Susan Beebout is now available online.

February 2011 Mission Today is now available online.
1/5/2011

The February issue of Mission Today is now available as a printable PDF. This month's issue features stories about George Goff in Honduras, the Massai in Kenya, and the Miersma's work in trauma healing.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Bill and Peggy De Boer
1/3/2011

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Bill and Peg De Boer is now available online.

New Peter and Patty Ford Letter
1/3/2011

The most recent letter from Peter and Patty Ford is now available online.

New Tom and Liz Stewart Letter
1/3/2011

The most recent letter from Tom and Liz Stewart is now available online.

New Abdi Tadesse-Mulat Letter
12/22/2010

The most recent letter from Abdi Tadesse is now available online.

New Caleb and Joanna Swart Letter
12/20/2010

The most recent missionary letter from Caleb and Joanna Swart is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from the Liang’ors
12/20/2010

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Amos Limo-Liang'or is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Dick and Donna Swart
12/20/2010

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Dick and Donna Swart is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Caleb and Joanna Swart
12/20/2010

The 2010 yearly report to supporting churches from Caleb and Joanna Swart is now available online.

New Rowland and Jane Van Es Letter
12/20/2010

The most recent letter from Rowland and Jane Van Es is now available online.

2010 Yearly Report to Supporting Churches from Andy Nakajima
12/17/2010

Andy Nakajima's yearly report is now available online.

New Larry and Linda McAuley Missionary Letter
12/10/2010

The most recent letter from Larry and Linda McAuley is now available online.

 

New George and Ruth Goff Missionary Letter
12/6/2010

The most recent missionary letter from George and Ruth Goff is now available online.

 

Final Dick and Maja Westra Missionary Letter
12/6/2010

The final missionary from Dick and Maja Westra is now available online.

New Tom Johnson Missionary Letter
12/6/2010

The most recent letter from Tom Johnson is now available online.

 

New Al and Sue Schreuder Missionary Letter
11/30/2010

The latest letter from Al and Sue Schreuder is now available online.

 

New David Ford Missionary Letter
11/29/2010

The latest letter from David Ford is now available online.

 

January 2011 Mission Today now available
11/29/2010

The January issue of Mission Today is now available as a printable PDF. This month's issue features stories about development projects in Niger, a new position for Marlin Vis, Children and Worship International, Christian-Muslim relations in Sudan, and The Way Out Ministries.

 

New Bertalan Tamas Missionary Letter
11/17/2010

The latest letter from Bertalan Tamas on now available online.

 

New JP and Katy Sundararajan Missionary Letter
11/15/2010

The latest letter from JP and Katy Sundararajan is now available online.

 

New Harry and Pat Miersma Missionary Letter
11/15/2010

The latest letter from Harry and Pat Miersma is now available online.

 

New Dick and Carolyn Otterness Missionary Letter
11/12/2010

The latest letter from Dick and Carolyn Otterness is now available online.

 

December Mission Today now available
11/12/2010

The December issue of Mission Today is now available as a printable PDF. This month's issue features information about the upcoming vote in Sudan, outreach in Hungary with the Roma people, and ways you can pray, go, learn, and give.

New Bruce and Laurie Hawley Missionary Letter
11/12/2010

The latest letter from mutual mission facilitators Bruce and Laurie Hawley is now available online.

 

New Bill and Peg De Boer Missionary Letter
11/9/2010

The latest letter from missionaries Bill and Peggy De Boer in Dulce, New Mexico is now available online.

 

New Judy Estell Missionary Letter
11/1/2010

The latest letter from missionary Judy Estell in Taiwan is now available online. 

 

Christians, Jews, and Muslims gather in Istanbul
10/29/2010

(From Mission Today)

In June, RCA mission personnel Bertalan Tamas attended the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Tamas is an ecumenical officer for the Reformed Church in Hungary. He helps connect that denomination with the RCA and supports the efforts of the Hungarian church in mission and outreach.

This was the first time the ICCJ conference was held in a predominantly Muslim country. The ICCJ is an umbrella organization for 38 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organizations. It offers ways for people of different religious backgrounds to examine current issues across national and religious boundaries, enabling face-to-face exchanges of experience and expertise.

Participants from 21 countries joined in Istanbul to focus on Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations. Workshop topics included "Islam in Europe," which was led by a Pakistan-born participant who spoke about the opposition developing in Europe to the 20 million Muslims living there, and The Palestine/Kairos 2009 Document by Palestinian Christians, which explored the impact of the Middle East conflict on interreligious dialogue.

"This document has particular relevance as there is widespread alarm over an increasing polarization in the discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict between Christians and Jews, and also within individual communities," says Tamas. "Based on reports from ICCJ members around the world, extreme viewpoints seem to be increasing in popularity, while efforts towards modernization or compromise are rejected as disloyal or naïve.

"Interfaith and peace organizations are tested in times of crisis. Now, more than ever, our presence in Istanbul was needed, and hopefully we were able to contribute something, even very small, to diffuse tensions."

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