• November 29, 2017

    Cara DeHaan didn’t know where her pull to ministry would lead her. She received encouragement from important mentors and pursued work in ministry, but the step into the world of theological education and focused ministry preparation was a big one. Then, through the work of the Holy Spirit and through examples of important ministry leaders in her life – especially examples of women in key leadership roles – she entered the Master of Divinity Distance Learning program at Calvin Theological Seminary.

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  • November 29, 2017

    One of the lessons Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans learned on a recent trip with two other Christian Reformed Church in North America representatives to the Middle East was that trying to maintain your Christian faith, especially in places where people are facing oppression, can be very difficult.

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  • November 29, 2017

    Rev. Sarah Roelofs said she was nervous when Rev. Hal Bode walked into her office earlier this year after she was named the new director of the Christian Reformed Church in North America’s Office of Chaplaincy and Care Ministry.

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  • November 29, 2017

    For many years Alexander* sensed God calling him to plant a new church for Russian speakers. Now, in recent months, that vision is taking shape in new and exciting ways in Finland.

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  • November 29, 2017

    Bob Laarman, director of World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS), traveled to Puerto Rico with World Renew DRS regional manager Len Blauwkamp in November to determine next steps in a response to Hurricane Maria, which made a direct hit on the island in September.

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  • November 22, 2017

    Dominique Etienne lives with his wife of fifteen years, Sarah, and their three children in Petionville, Haiti. He began to volunteer with the French outreach of Back to God Ministries International in 2009. Sadly, Dominique’s fourth child died in January 2017 at 12 years old. Heartbroken, Odno left the ministry.

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