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Meet Kristi Palsma, a 21-year-old Dordt College student who just began her new position at Inspir

A cancelled flight led to a “God encounter” for Luis Ruiz.

Visitors to New York Harbor often gaze at the Emma Lazarus quote “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” that is engraved on the Statue of Liberty. But to see these words put into action, these tourists should find their way to Des Moines, Iowa, where the Meredith Drive Reformed Church has been serving recent arrivals for several years.

Grove Reformed Church is a small, urban church with a bus stop literally right out front. Two bus lines go by, one to Jersey City, the other to Manhattan. The same bus stop is also used by the local high school. 

Thanks to one woman's response to God's calling, thousands of school kids in West Michigan no longer go hungry on the weekend.

Living Fire Leadership Ministries has a new name and a new face. Re-launched this year as The Journey, the leadership development program has been streamlined to enable more people to participate.

For 15 years, Old Saratoga Reformed Church and First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta have partnered to do mission work at the Pringle Home Orphanage in St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica.

For the first 18 years of my life, almost every church event I went to was attended by me and people my own age, many of whom had gone through similar experiences to my own. We were teenagers looking for our place in this world. High school ended and that place had become foggy and unclear. 

Creative outreach by a vibrant black congregation in Paterson, New Jersey, is having great results.

My name is Sandra Dancer. On January 15, 1961, I was born into a dysfunctional family. I was to be the third daughter. My mother was a factory worker. My father worked for my grandfather in the sanitation department and was a practicing alcoholic, so I was quite familiar with yelling, screaming, and violence.

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