Local Outreach and World Mission Team
Grace Reformed Church Local Outreach and World Missions is committed to supporting mission projects and reaching out to share the good news of God’s love. The team vision is to encourage members of the congregation to become personally involved in mission/evangelism work, and to support and pray for the spread of the Gospel throughout the world.
We uphold the Reformed Church in America’s Mission Statement “Intentionally crossing barriers to proclaim by word and deed the kingdom of God in Jesus Christ,” and we are challenged by God’s mandate to preach the Gospel to all the world.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” Acts 1:8
Global Missionaries and Mission Projects
Reformed Church in America Mission Projects.
Al Amana Centre
Doug is the director of the Al Amana Centre in Muscat, Oman. The Al Amana Centre is a ministry of Christian-Muslim Interfaith Education. Doug’s work includes staff insight, vision casting, communication and developing relationships with partners and supporting organizations, fundraising and program design. He seeks to build partnerships between Al Amana Centre and denominations and organizations in both the Middle East and the U.S. that are undertaking similar interfaith work. Contact Doug through Duncan Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Al Amana Centre
PO Box 11
Postal Code 100,
Muscat Sultanate of Oman
Wayne & Miho Jansen (Manato & Megumu)
Tokyo Union Theological Seminary
Ministry: Wayne is a faculty member of the Tokyo Union Theological Seminary. He teaches Practical Theology and has developed the Clinical Pastoral Education Program. The Jansens are strongly committed to the work of evangelism and feel it is important to get to know people, to accept them wherever they are, and to build a trusting relationship.
1-33-4 Higashi-cho, Koganei-shi,
Tokyo 184-0011, Japan
Caleb & Joanna Swart (Elsa & Ezra)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ministry: Caleb and Joanna are working with the Daasanech people who are a remote, semi-nomadic people group. Caleb is working alongside his father, Dick, in expanding the windmill project used for irrigation, grinding grain, and sharpening tools. Joanna works with prenatal and immunization clinics. Together they are working to support a small band of believers and encourage the growth of the Daasanech Christians.
P.O. Box 127
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Rowland Jr, & Jane VanEs
St. Paul’s United University
Limuru, Kenya, Africa
Ministry: Rowland and Jane teach at St. Paul’s University. Rowland teaches students who are preparing for ministry in the bachelor of divinity program or are preparing for a business career through the bachelor of business administration program. Jane works with primary health care programs. She coordinates a program in Christian ministry for spouses of theological students, teaches sociology and psychology to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and assists with the master of arts program in pastoral care and HIV/AIDS.
St. Paul’s University
P.O. Private Bag 00217
Limuru, Kenya, Africa
For a link to Reformed Church Mission Letters from missionaries:
Then click on mission (upper right hand corner) and click the country and the missionary name.
Ric & Bobbie Bekius (Derrick, Camilla, Erica, Bryce, Allysa)
Porto Velho, Brazil
Ministry: The Bekius’ are involved with New Tribes Missions and Wycliffe Bible Translators as support personnel for translators. They also assist in village and tribal outreach. They have been working in Brazil for since 1983.
78900 Porto Velho, RO, Brazil
Ron and Margie Sanford
To Every Tribe Ministries
Los Fresnos, TX
Ron and Margie work with To Every Tribe Ministries at the mission headquarters in Los Fresnos, TX. The mission of To Every Tribe is to plant self-sustaining, self-reproducing, indigenous churches among those who have never heard of the gospel of Jesus. Ron’s major responsibility had been the development of an enhanced website. www.toeverytribe.com
Contact them at
Ron and Marge Sanford
517 E Valley Oak Circle
Los Fresnos TX 78566
National & Regional Mission and Outreach Ministries
Rev. Ron & Sue Cassie
East Gate Ministries
Ministry: The overall goal of the ministry, concentrated in three neighborhoods, is to develop relationships with primarily 20 – 30 year olds who feel that Jesus Christ and His church are irrelevant to their lives. Ron’s desire is to reach them with the Good News of Jesus Christ, disciple them into the faith, and see them come together into a church group.
W182N5902 Spruce Lane, Menominee Falls, WI 53051
Johnnie & Becky Bates (Kayleigh, Luke, Aubrey, Emma)
Camp of the Woods
Dinorwic, Ontario, Canada
Ministry: Johnnie and Becky are involved in outreach to the northern and local communities of Ontario through the camping/outreach ministry of Camp of the Woods. Johnnie is the maintenance team leader for the camp, while Becky enjoys hosting and planning the meals for camp functions.
Dinorwic, ON POV 1PO
Jerry & Leota Wallendal (Jeremia, Vanessa, Matthew, Patrick)
Fond du Lac County, WI
Ministry: Jerry is Coordinator for Fresh Start (Youth at Risk) directing the juvenile justice ministry of Youth For Christ. He spends time in the Fond du Lac County jail working with students as well as developing programming and ministry for youth outside the juvenile system.
303 E Ninth St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Mark & Diane Brown (Drew, Justin, JT, & Addie)
Campus Crusade for Christ
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Ministry: “The mission of Campus Crusade for Christ is to turn students into Christ-centered laborers for a lifetime.” Mark is the director of Campus Crusade on the Miami campus that not only serves that university, but also has outreach to nearby universities as well as colleges in other countries. They are presently establishing a relationship with a University in Rome, Italy. Diane also works on the CCC staff at Miami University.
6727 Stillwell Beckett Rd
Oxford, OH 45056
Ryan & Colleen Naidl (Bailey)
Campus Crusade for Christ
University of Wisconsin
Stevens Point, WI
Ministry: Ryan is the director, responsible for staff and overall student ministry of the Campus Crusade for Christ in Stevens Point. Colleen is on the staff of Campus Crusade, and together their key local objective with their ministry is “involved new believers” which is defined as reaching students with the Gospel and then helping them grow in their relationship with God.
1210 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Reformed Church in America Urban Ministries
Ministry: Support and ministry to the special needs of churches in the city. Included in this is the Iglesia de la Trinidad, an RCA Hispanic Church ministering to Urban Hispanics in South Milwaukee, WI.
Camp Manitoqua Ministry
Ministry: A Reformed Church camp/retreat center located in Frankfort, IL. Children, youth, and adults from the Wisconsin, Illinois region come for Christian summer camps and retreats and other programs.
8122 Sauk Trail
Frankfort, ILL 60423
Local & Other Ministry Related Support Programs
Fond du Lac Campus Life/Youth for Christ
Ministry: Reaching kids for Christ in local junior and senior high schools and at the Youth for Christ center, and surrounding communities.
Fond du Lac Habitat for Humanity
Ministry: A non-profit, ecumenical ministry building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need of shelter.
Missionary Aviation Support Association
Ministry: This organization provides support for missionaries that come to visit the E.A.A. Air Venture each year in Oshkosh, WI. MASA assists financially, with housing, transportation, and food for visiting missionaries.
Dan & Anita Holdridge
Adopt a Missionary Project
Grace church invites families, small groups and classes to “adopt” a mission family to support through prayer, letters, greeting cards, encouragement, and personal visits when possible.
Short Term Mission Trip Support
Ministry: The Grace Reformed Mission’s Team provides opportunities for youth and adults to experience ministry in mission outreach. Financial aid is provided through the Mission Outreach Fund.
Training for Evangelism:
This is a once-a-quarter opportunity for members of Grace Reformed Church to keep them encouraged to share their faith. There will be equipping resources, training, classes, and tracts.
Walleye Weekend Ministry:
Volunteers are encouraged to do a community survey at the Walleye Weekend activities, asking two questions: “What are the needs in your community?” and, “What needs do you have that we can pray for?” There is also an opportunity to hand out tracts and work at a bike corral.
Joe & Dorothy Cameron
Prayer Walking in the Community:
Praying for the entire city of Fond du Lac by walking and praying for people, homes, and businesses. The city is divided in areas and a different area is walked each month. While walking and praying, the participants look for opportunities to share the gospel or meet needs of people in the community.
Donations of food are collected at the church each week for a food pantry that is used to distribute food to hurting families in our church and in the community.
Carol Woehlke & Sue Skogen
Life Recovery Ministry:
This small group meets every Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. It is a simple but challenging process of daily seeking God’s will for our lives instead of demanding to go our own way as we struggle with life’s problems. This group learns, through studying God’s Word, how to allow God do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
Jail & Prison Ministry:
Reaching out to inmates who need to find Jesus Christ and grow in their faith. One on one prisoner visits and Bible studies are regularly scheduled.
Ministry to Service Men and Women:
Encouraging our service people by sending letters and packages to them several times a year, and praying for them regularly. Encouraging people to “adopt” a service person. Donations of gift items are collected at the church regularly and packaged several times a year.
Nursing Home Ministry:
Visiting regularly with individuals in Fond du Lac nursing homes, especially with residents who do not have a church home. Time is spent building relationships and sharing the way of salvation. There is also a regular Bible Study, and special Christian movies are provided from time to time.