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Why Is It So Hard to Receive Help?

Why Is It So Hard to Receive Help?

by Glenn MootsHomeowner, Midland, Michigan It is hard to accept help from others. As Christians, we hear the direction of Paul telling us to be “cheerful givers.” (2 Corinthians 9:7). Paul also tells us (quoting Jesus) “It is more blessed to give than to receive”...

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From the Resurrection Comes Mercy

From the Resurrection Comes Mercy

by Dave Sarafolean, pastor of Christ Community OPC, Midland, MI Spring 2020 arrived in a way no one could have foreseen. When government shutdowns began to occur in mid-March due to COVID-19, life changed dramatically. Like many churches, ours—Christ Covenant in...

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The “True Fans” of Disaster Response

The “True Fans” of Disaster Response

by Brad Hertzog, video director and communications advisor for Disaster Response An OP missionary, home on furlough, gives a presentation to your church about life on the mission field, reaching the nations for Christ. You feel a tug and wonder if you could get...

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An Overview of OPC Disaster Response

The primary goal of disaster response in the OPC is to restore worship within OPC churches and families, and to demonstrate the compassionate love of Christ to our neighbors.

Volunteers go to places of disaster to assist those in need. It is never clear in advance how our work will be used: it might be that an individual or the whole country gets to see a glimpse of Christianity. It is important to go as a team, no matter how large or small.

Mark Palmer

Deacon and OPC Disaster Response Volunteer

OPC Disaster Response Video

Inspirational, documentary-style video on OPC Disaster Response

The S.T.O.R.M. Report:

The short-term missions and disaster response e-newsletter is available as an email, bulletin insert, and poster.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about joining the OPC Disaster Registry, but have questions? Check out our page: Frequently Asked Questions.

Disaster Response Resources

Emergency preparedness for churches: guides, tips, worksheets, checklists, and training.

Looking for OPC Short-Term Missions? Visit the OPCSTM website