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Current Issue: Light in the Darkness of Puerto Rico

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February, 2018

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The entire issue is available in the following formats: PDF  ePub  and  Mobi 

Light in the Darkness of Puerto Rico

When dusk descends on Puerto Rico, a familiar hum rises from barrios and businesses across the Caribbean island. It’s the sound of generators producing electricity for Puerto Ricans still sitting in darkness after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September. 

By late 2017, at least a third of the territory’s 3.4 million residents were still waiting for the lights to come back on. Read more

Contemplating Short-Term Missions?

Have you considered serving on a short-term mission trip but were unsure how to get involved? Perhaps you want your children to gain the experience but no one in your congregation is going. Perhaps your church is too small to organize and fund a trip. Should you join a presbytery-sponsored trip?

When OP pastor Joe Keller was in college, he and his late wife, Jean, each served on short-term mission trips to Kenya and Australia respectively. He fondly recalls how they gained new perspectives on the world and broadened their interest in missions. Later, they hoped their six children would have similar opportunities. So far, their daughter Hannah has served the OP mission in Uganda three times and Rebekah and Ruth once. Catching the bug for missions, Naomi and Ruth also served on non-OP mission teams. Read more

OPC Short-Term Missions: 2018 Opportunities

Asia: Teach English to University Students
Haiti: “Team Haiti” – VBS Programs
Japan: Community Center Outreach and Work Projects
Key West, Florida: Evangelism Training and Experience
Naples, Florida: Local Outreach and Service Projects
Quebec: “English for Kids” Bible Camp and “English for Teens” Bible Camping Trip
Uganda: Education Outreach to Young Children
San Antonio, Texas: Local Outreach and Service Projects
South Korea: Teach English to Missionary Trainees
Wildwood, New Jersey: Boardwalk Chapel – Evangelism, Outreach, Drama, Music
Zoar, Wisconsin: “Venture Missions” – VBS on Menominee Reservation
Hurricane Relief Work in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico

Contact: David Nakhla, OPC Short – Term Missions Coordinator
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