Volunteers: Bouwers

Joel and Samantha Bouwers

The Holy Spirit is at work through RCA Global Mission in ministries around the world, but there are not always resources to capture those stories on film and in writing, bearing witness to God’s work.

God has called Joel and Sam Bouwers to meet that need. Joel is a professional videographer, and Sam has training as a journalist and researcher. Together, they are uniquely equipped to travel and tell the stories of how God is transforming lives. They also share the gospel in the communities they visit. They work in partnership with the RCA’s Communication and Production Services team.

When they are not traveling, the Bouwerses live in Coralville, Iowa, where they attend New Life Community Church (RCA).

During their time as volunteers, the Bouwerses’ ministry is taking them to South Africa, Brazil, Kenya, Israel/Palestine, India, and Nicaragua. Below, learn more about the ministries and missionaries that Joel and Sam are partnering with.

South Africa: Botshabelo

Learn about the strategic impact area.


Kenya: Pokot Project

Support Amos Liang’or.


Nicaragua: CEPAD and Bluefields

Read about the strategic impact area.

Support Adrián Bobb and Bernadeth Kelly Bent.

Support Olivia Holt.

Volunteer with CEPAD.

Read an RCA Today story about a church partnership with CEPAD.

Read about Olivia’s experience as a volunteer.


Brazil: Pastor Djaard and Amazon Riverboat Ministries

Volunteer in Brazil.

Read about a volunteer’s experience on a medical mission boat.

Hear about the experience of a student who visited Brazil.


Israel/Palestine: Peace Project, Joshua Vis, and Marlin and Sally Vis

Support Joshua Vis.

Support Marlin and Sally Vis.

Learn more about the Peace Project.

Read about one person’s visit to the Holy Land.

Support job training in Bethlehem.

Learn about an arts camp for Palestinian children.

Support the Bouwerses

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