Rev. Dave Veldhorst serves as the Director of Mobilization for Mission to the World, the mission agency of the PCA, since 2016. A native of Wisconsin, he graduated from Dordt College with degrees in psychology and elementary education and worked as a teacher and youth pastor at 2nd Christian Reformed Church of Highland, Indiana before serving in Japan as a missionary with MTW.
After serving for two years in Japan, Dave and his family moved to St. Louis to complete his MDIV degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. Dave is an ordained OPC minister and served with MTW in Bangkok, Thailand as team leader and country coordinator prior to taking his current position at MTW. He currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife Jan and enjoys seeing what God has been doing in and through his five grown young adults.
5:30-7:30 pm Where in the World Program and Meal | Sign Up
8:00-9:30 am Men’s Breakfast | Sign Up
8:45 am Sunday School Classes
10:00 am Faith Promise Worship Service
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Chasen and Katie serve in Managua, Nicaragua. Through their organization, Breaking Borders, they get to disciple youth and young adults using the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
Paul Billy graduated from Covenant Seminary with an M.Div. and returned to his home country to pioneer the Reformed church-planting ministry. Currently, the Arnolds serve in Bangalore Presbyterian Church, oversee the restarting and running of the Street Child ministry in Bangalore and launched Church Planting Network of India in 2008.
Cheryl Crocker is a nurse who has been a medical missionary at MTW for over 18 years. At present, her ministry is to recruit, equip, and lead medical teams and Women's Health Symposium teams to our missionaries and national pastors who are requesting these teams to walk beside them doing mercy outreach in the communities where they serve.
In addition to the missionaries above, there will be several other missionaries attending and participating the this years conference. However, for security reasons, we are unable to present their information online. Please join us during the conference to get to know all of the attending missionaries!
As you look at the gallery of missionary pictures on the wall in the nursery hallway, you will see people serving both here in the States and also overseas. The Kirk supports its local ministries by setting aside about 10% of its budget for benevolence giving. But for almost its entire history, the Kirk has funded its overseas missionaries through a separate fund called Faith Promise. The “promise” side of this term simply means that at the Missions Conference each year, I will enter into a commitment to give to the support of our missionary team- a team of 37 missionaries or missionary families with a total support commitment of $230,000.
In addition, because of the generous giving of our congregation, we have been able to assist with one-time projects overseas, support for short-term team members, and the adding of new missionaries to the team. The “faith” side of Faith Promise is a trust in God to provide for my needs as I extend myself to give to the work of the gospel. So Paul says in II Corinthians 9: 10- “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” This year, once again, the Missions Conference will conclude with a challenge to pledge your commitment to our missionaries through Faith Promise. Many of our people respond by filling out their Faith Promise card and placing it in the boxes; others simply give. The result has been a consistent and generous supply for the sending of God’s servants overseas.