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2021
January
Kids Alive

Kids Alive in Guatemala is committed to rescuing victims of cruel, heartbreaking abuse, and showing them that they have inherent worth and potential. Christian house parents provide a loving, safe environment for these rescued girls while they receive quality education and trauma-focused therapy to help them adjust to life away from their abusers and begin rebuilding their lives.

March
Katuba

Through Children’s HopeChest, Haven Church has been walking alongside the village of Katuba, Uganda to help them survive, thrive and succeed. www.hopechest.org/carepoints/katuba

May
Corbyn & Tyler Silvey

Corbyn and Tyler are partnering with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to plant a church in Baltimore, Maryland. The mission of the Church of the Harbor is to declare Truth and display Love that people would be devoted followers of Jesus.

July
Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

For seventy-five years, YFC has been reaching young people throughout Southwest Michigan. Last year alone, YFC was involved with over 1500 students, with 208 making a first-time decision to trust Jesus as their Savior.

September
Jessie & Elijah Brook

Jessie, a daughter of Haven, and her husband, Elijah, are serving in Edinburgh, Scotland with the Alliance for Transatlantic Theological Training, which exists to “enable an influx of trained leaders to strengthen, revitalize and plant new churches.”

November
Doug McClintic

Doug is based in Debrecen, Hungary where he is the RCA Church Planting Coordinator in Europe. He is building partnerships between North American churches and church planting efforts in Europe, equipping church planters for mission and multiplication in a post-Christian society and increasing the number and scope of church plants in Europe to reach migrating and post-Christian Europeans.

February
Missional Chaplains

They exist to help organizations succeed by strengthening people in wellness, spiritual and emotional health through providing daily, individualized care from trained community chaplains. They are able to walk alongside and encourage those in need through care, compassion and a ministry of presence. The Spirit of God—of acceptance, forgiveness and love—is the presence that we have the privilege to represent in our community.

April
Youth for Christ

For seventy-five years, YFC has been reaching young people throughout Southwest Michigan. Last year alone, YFC was involved with over 1500 students, with 208 making a first-time decision to trust Jesus as their Savior.

June
Jesus Loves Kalamazoo

JLK exists to cultivate unity among Christ-following churches for the purpose of revealing God’s Kingdom through acts of love and compassion done together in the name of Jesus Christ as well as community outreach.

August
Words of Hope

An RCA ministry, Words of Hope is an international media ministry working to build the church throughout the world. Words of Hope focuses on areas that are hard to reach with the gospel, either because of poverty, geography, or social antagonism toward Christianity. They partner with existing Christian organizations in these hard-to-reach countries and equip them to more effectively ministry in their own language and context, among their own people.

October
International Justice Mission

IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. They partner with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors through counseling, discipleship and education and strengthen justice systems.

December
SHALOM

SHALOM is an acronym for Self-Help Alternative Living Opportunities of Michigan. Their desire is to reach all people with the love and wholeness we ourselves are receiving through Christ. The SHALOM Network has seven homes with forty residents. The homes are each managed by Christian care providers and operate as extended family, giving residents a place they call home with the support they need.