Support of missions both foreign and abroad is an important aspect of the Reformed Church in America. As part of the denomination, we share God's blessings to us, trusting Him to use them in a way to benefit those less fortunate in faith and in life.
Abbott House is a private charity that provides residential treatment services to girls between the age of seven and seventeen. Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, the agency was founded in 1939 as a memorial to renowned social activist, Grace Abbott. The agency provides not only intensive treatment but also foster care in a therapeutic home. The Abbott House is truly dedicated to providing Premier Services for Girls and Families.
The Alpha Center has been helping women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy since 1984. Since opening their doors, women of all ages from various cultural backgrounds have received the help and support they needed when faced with a crisis pregnancy. You can learn more by visiting their website here.
Apache Reformed Church
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RCA ministry in Apache, Oklahoma, has roots in mission work at nearby Fort Sill dating back to 1895. That’s when Frank Wright was sent as a missionary to the Fort Sill Apaches, who were prisoners of the U.S. Army and had been relocated several times. When the tribe was released, they moved to Apache, where they began their own congregation. Apache Reformed Church is a congregation mostly comprised of Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache Indians.
Bethany Christian Services
Since 1944, we have worked to bring and keep families together through our services in many countries. These services include sponsorship, foster care, family support, and adoption. We believe that the family is the best place for children to grow and these services have been designed to allow children to stay in their home country, with a local family whenever possible.
Center of Hope
The Center of Hope in Sioux Falls, SD, has been ministering among people who struggle with difficult life issues since July 2000. Their mission statement says they "exist to share hope and peace in Jesus, physically and spiritually" and they do so by caring about each struggle including family concerns, relationship strains, addictions, financial concerns, joblessness, incarceration, hospitalization, spirituality questions, or feelings of hopelessness. The Center of Hope is a place where people can come, be listened to, encouraged, and refreshed.
Children's Inn provides free services for women, children and men who are victims of family violence, elder abuse, child abuse, neglect or sexual assault. Children's Inn was founded in 1977 and through a merger in 1998, became a program of Children's Home Society of South Dakota, a private, nonprofit organization.
Cindy Lucas - TeachBeyond
Cindy Lucas walks with new TeachBeyond missionaries through their recruitment, application, acceptance, training, and fund-raising. She coaches them as they go through the process of leaving and prepares them to succeed as educators on the mission field.
Conda DeVries - campus crusades
Conda shares, "I have served with Campus Crusade for Christ since 1983. Each position that I've had at our Headquarters has been enjoyable. This has included being the International Ministries receptionist, an assistant to the Director of International Human Resources, an assistant in Global Leadership Development, and currently in "Worldwide Challenge," the magazine of Campus Crusade, as a photo administrator. I work with the photographers, select photos for the "Outlook" section of the magazine, and fill requests for images from staff and ministries. Each day I get to work with awesome photography! I enjoy using the organizational and creative gifts that God has given me to share Christ with others. Since I'm originally from South Dakota I miss the wide open countryside."
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
Inspiration Hills is a year around retreat and camp facility located in Northwest Iowa, a few miles southeast of Canton, South Dakota. They provide eight weeks of summer camp for over 1,000 campers, provide a variety of programs, and host a wide variety of groups and events. Their mission statement is: “Inspiration Hills will provide an environment in which the individual will come to know and grow in Christ and be challenged for life in God’s Kingdom.”
J.P. & KATY SUNDARARAJAN
J.P. Sundararajan serves as the India-Asia director for Audio Scripture Ministries, which work with organizations around the world to produce and distribute audio recordings of God's Word in a variety of languages. J.P. travels in and around India and other parts of Asia helping local organizations with audio Scriptures. He also spends time in North America promoting Audio Scriptures' work and building bridges between the cultures. You can contact J.P., Katy, Leila, and Reuben at email@example.com or at Audio Scriptures' office at 51 East 20th St., Holland, MI49423.
Keith & Denise Krebs
Keith and Denise Krebs are serving in Bahrain. Keith is the chaplain at American Mission Hospital and he also serves as the assistant pastor of the English language congregation of the National Evangelical Church.
Living Stone Prison Church
Jason Wiersma along with his wife, Ruth, serves as pastor to the Living Stone Prison Church at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Yankton, SD. Their mission is: to lift high the name of Jesus with our consistent presence at the Mike Durfee State Prison. We seek to present the Gospel message to the lost of the prison population and provide discipleship to both new and veteran Christians within the prison.
During the month of December, The Marion Zirkle Children’s Foundation does a Christmas outreach in Guatamala called “Operation Shoebox”. They go into areas where the majority of parents can give very little to nothing for Christmas. Through our help they are able to bless between 15-30,000 children yearly through Operation Shoebox. Its is a fun time as they begin each outreach singing Christmas carols in Spanish, using puppets, telling a story or performing a drama and then at the end of each program, opportunity is given for the children to receive Jesus. Every year, more than 2000 children come into the kingdom.
Victor and Lori Selamani and their children, Victoria, Clara, Joshua, David, and Mikayla serve with Youth with a Mission in Nampula, Mozambique, Africa. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial contributions can be made payable to YWAM, and sent to YWAM, Accounting Department, 501 Blacktail Rd., Lakeside, MT59922. Include a note: Project 3613 - Support for Victor and Lori Selemani.
South Dakota Family Policy Council
South Dakota Family Policy Council's mission is to engage the culture with truth and expose the lies at every level. Their vision is to work with the church to create a gospel centered, kingdom focused cultural movement in an ever increasing hostile world.
The Banquet's mission is to equip volunteers to provide food and fellowship to those served through this ministry in Sioux Falls, SD. They provide a safe place where people can gather, receive nourishment and experience love in action.
Union Gospel Mission
Founded in 1900 as the Sioux Falls City Rescue Mission, today's Union Gospel Mission still preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ every evening at 8 p.m., and food, clothing, shelter, and care are given freely to all who are in need. Their purpose is to “Proclaim the Gospel of Salvation by Grace in Christ and Him crucified, for the salvation of souls and the establishing of believers."