Missions at TFRC
We invite you to join us as we support mission organizations throughout our nation and in the world. Among the missions we support you find missionaries from the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and other missionaries from many other organizations. We have a Mission Team that prayerfully and strategically considers all mission opportunities.
Our current mission strategy has a biblical foundation formed from Acts 1:8. “…you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
We have missions in each of these areas in order to have a greater impact, pouring energy and resources into the communities and being Jesus’s hands and feet to the world. We support these missions through prayer, a monthly special offering on the third Sunday of each month, and a variety of short-term mission trips, regionally and abroad. We have opportunities for everyone, so please prayerfully consider partnering with us to help us continue expanding our mission efforts.
Adult & Teen Challenge
Twin Falls Campus
315 Grandview Dr, TF
Director: Linda Brownell
Adult and Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest formerly Jubilee House. It will be a wonderful mixture of the same goals, but ATCPN will bring leadership skills, qualified employees, and experience to the current program. It will still be a 24/7 one year recovery program for women choosing to learn the tools for recovery and become active, productive members of their families, communities, and society. Our program is available for court-ordered women as well as women in the community that are not legally encumbered. The Faith-based program’s focus is on substance abuse issues, our desire is to enable Healing and Recovery in every area of life. We offer, and coordinate with our partners in the community, to provide classes to our residents on finances, parenting, co-dependency, and healthy boundaries as well as many others. We strive to augment our recovery program with life skills that will meet the needs of individual residents. Bible study, involvement in the local church and volunteering in the community are a large part of our curriculum as well. Weekly counseling and relapse prevention group participation as well as outside recovery programs are mandatory parts of each woman’s recovery. At the appropriate time, each woman is assisted in securing employment. This helps to build a healthy sense of self-worth and is an important aspect of their transition into the community. We work with women to build strong support groups, mentors, sponsors and involvement in local churches to further prepare them to become contributing and vital members of society.
Magic Valley Chaplains
Contacts for further information:
Dave Wright (208) 308-6128
Susie Jones (208) 731-9074.
Jail chaplains provide Bible-based ministry to inmates in Twin Falls County Jail and Gooding county facilities. In Twin Falls County Jail alone, approximately 250 inmates have opportunities throughout each week to come share in worship and messages from God’s Word that they can apply to their lives. These jail chaplains work through the organization of the Idaho Chaplain’s Corps, a 501(c)3 organization that provides Bibles and other study materials for those incarcerated, as well as training and fellowship opportunities for its members.
Magic Valley Prison Aftercare
Thomas Walker 208-316-4881
Tim Wood 208-320-6521
For many people coming out of prison it’s tough not to go back to your old way of life. Three transitional houses are helping former prisoners readjust to life on the outside. They offer support in recovery from drug addictions by providing Christian orientated 12 step groups, job finding, goal setting, budgeting, and other life skills studies. The men’s houses are Risen House is at 212 6th Ave W, Jerome, ID 83338, and Lazarus House at 829 Locust St. N, T.F., ID 83301. The women’s Serenity House is at 1036 Blue Lakes, T.F. ID 83301.
Sage Women’s Center
Sage Women’s Center offers life affirming solutions and resources to abortion vulnerable women; provides hope to those struggling from the pain of a past abortion; and shares the message of sexual integrity in a private and professional environment that promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. We have a full-time nurse available to provide evidence-based medical information, pregnancy testing and limited obstetric ultrasound exams for women facing an unexpected pregnancy. All services are provided at no charge to our clients. Appointments are necessary. We also offer Earn While You Learn educational opportunities including First-time Pregnancy class and Birth & Beyond ~ a baby & toddler class. Our class participants are rewarded with “Sage Dollars” which can be used in our Wishing Well Store to purchase baby necessities such as clothing, formula, diapers, wipes, crib, lotions and more. All of these baby necessities are provided by generous donors like you!
507 Addison Ave West
Twin Falls, ID
Valley House works with a wide range of community services to provide motivated homeless persons the help they need to become self-sufficient, productive citizens, while advocating for policies that reduce homelessness. Valley House is a private, non-profit homeless shelter whose mission is to help people regain self-sufficiency. This is the 26th year of operation in the Magic Valley. We depend entirely upon friends and businesses like you to help provide resources needed to stay open.
Cru – Boise State & Southern Idaho – Mogensen
The mission of Cru is to “turn lost students and faculty into Christ-centered laborers”. Since 2004, Billy & Angie have done that through sharing their faith, discipling students one-on-one and in small groups, training students how to be spiritual multipliers, planning and leading outreaches, retreats, conferences, spring and summer mission trips, weekly and monthly meetings, and much more! Billy helps lead the staff team as a missional team leader and the director of operations. Angie gives great lift through her graphic design skills.
Cru – Boise State University – O’Brien
The mission of Cru is to “turn lost students and faculty into Christ-centered laborers”. At Boise State University our team shares the gospel message with students, disciples students one-on-one and in small groups, and trains students how to be make disciples. We want our students to walk by faith, communicate their faith, and multiply their faith. Matt has served as Team Leader at Boise State University for 12 years. They have served with Cru since 1990 in Orlando, Colorado Springs, Twin Falls, Portland, and Boise.
Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
Daniel and Karissa Miller
Idaho State University
P.O. Box 4076
Pocatello ID 83205
Idaho State University Chi Alpha / FCA: We are a Spirit-Empowered, diverse community of believers on the university campus declaring in word and lifestyle our faith in Jesus Christ, equipped to fulfill our purpose in God’s global plan. We reconcile students to Christ (2 Cor 5:20) equipping them through Spirit filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission to transform the university, the marketplace, and the world. We specifically reach athletes, train future missionaries, and oversee Chi Alpha in 5 states (Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Idaho).
YWAM – Boise/Cascade
Dallas & Jessica Thom
Dallas and Jessica Thom (and kids!) are serving with YWAM Boise/Cascade as we prepare to transition to a new ministry with YWAM Perth in Western Australia. As a family we have a passion to see the unreached come to know the goodness and the Love of Christ in their life. To see this happen we believe God has led us in is a strategic focus on the Indian Ocean Gateway or IOG – 78 nations around the Indian Ocean, from East Africa through the Middle East, South Asia and Australia. While in Perth we will be working with their Pregnancy Ministry and Biblical Education and Leadership Training, as well as reaching out to the IOG nations.
Impact Campus Ministries
Marty Solomon is the President of Impact Campus Ministries.
Marty is based in the Cincinnati, OH area. Marty leads an intensive discipleship program for students around the country through the BEMA podcast which has over 50,000 listeners and approaching 200 discussion groups. The Solomon’s are also helping to plant a new campus ministry that reaches the many campuses of the greater Cincinnati area.
The Way Out Ministries
22427 Norwalk Blvd
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
Hawaiian Gardens, a small urban area in Los Angeles County, CA, has a hardworking blue-collar population that is 70 percent Latino. Many families live below the poverty level, and the neighborhood is plagued with gangs, illicit drug use, and alcohol abuse. The Way Out Ministries programs are funded through a combination of grants from public and private agencies and gifts from congregations and individuals. They coordinate weekly youth clubs, support groups, Bible studies, community health and resource fair, and a referral network of service agencies to offer renewal, hope, and encouragement to families and kids struggling to resist the lure of gang culture.
Western Theological Seminary
101 E 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423
TFRC helps support the education of others receiving education in the area of Ministry.
Western offers rigorous academic study in a nurturing community to prepare men and women for the challenges and opportunities of ministry in today’s world. We are generously Reformed, rooted in scripture, open to the world, joyful, hopeful and confident in God’s purposes.
Dustin and Emily Moore
We are full-time missionaries with YWAM in Salem, Oregon. YWAM Salem is a training and sending campus, equipping and sending people with the purpose of disciplining all nations. Our campus continually sends out missionaries around the world to share the Gospel. YWAM Salem has an emphasis on activating an unactivated generation to reach the unreached world. We serve our campus by staffing training schools, overseeing our volunteer program and mentoring short term volunteers, providing pastoral care to our city-wide ministries (refugee ministry, city evangelism, jr. high & high school programs, college ministry), facilitating campus-wide intercession meetings, and mentorship of fellow missionaries. At the heart of our work as missionaries is a desire to see people healed and whole. We carry knowledge and skill of Christian counseling into our mission. We teach fellow missionaries how to live and serve in sustainable and healthy ways. To the unbeliever, we are ready to introduce them to a God who desires to heal the wounds of their head and heart.
Chiang Rai, Thailand
The Akha Outreach Foundation was started by A-Je and Nancy Kukaewkasem in 2001 as an orphanage called House of Joy, to reach out to the many orphans from the Akha hill tribes within Thailand. House of Joy has 75 children who call it their home. The House of Joy provides children with a loving and nurturing environment and enables them to overcome past abuses and achieve their full potential as individuals. The children are encouraged to attain to the highest educational level possible and to develop pride in their Akha heritage and maintain healthy relationships within their home communities. Many of the children eventually return to their villages to act as agents for positive change. The impact of this project thus extends beyond merely being a home for children’s needs. The AKHA also have a Bible College, Media Ministry, and Bible translation.
McKallie’s Home of Future and Hope
Children’s Village School and Poverty Development Mission
McKallie’s Home of Future and Hope Children’s Village School and Poverty Development Mission sits between two traditional village territories in the country of Malawi, Africa one of the poorest in the world. Led by Jerre and Tracy Hills, this ministry works to alleviate the suffering of orphans and vulnerable children brought on by poverty and the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis. Inspired by one great story after another this ministry is changing the lives of hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children as well as adults. At McKallie’s Home everything we do is prayerfully considered and jointly done with the very people we are there to serve. Whether it be our children’s homes, schools, various other ministries or development opportunities, equipping and empowering people has led to dignified lives working themselves out of poverty. This results in reviving a village and restoring childhoods. McKallie’s Home is truly a community of people modeling the love of Jesus Christ to each other and those in need.
Words of Hope
Words of Hope is an international media ministry working to build the church throughout the world. We create and distribute content through a daily devotional, additional publications, and media channels in North America and across the globe. Words of Hope focuses on areas that are hard to reach with the gospel due to poverty, location, or social antagonism toward Christianity. We partner with existing, indigenous Christian organizations within these countries and equip them to more effectively share the gospel in their own language and context, among their own people. Our church has specifically partners with Words of Hope and their Persian ministry through prayer, time, and finances.
Reformed Church of America – Roger and Sue Scheenstras
The Scheenstras work with a semi-nomadic people who pasture their herds in a desert region of eastern Africa. This ethnic group, which is 99% Muslim, has very limited access to health, agricultural, and educational services; many suffer periodically from malnourishment, illiteracy, and high childhood mortality. Though the physical needs are great, their spiritual needs are even greater, since most of these people have not heard or understand the gospel. Sensitivity is required in this region, so to learn more, please contact Derrick Jones.
P.O. Box 27000
Akron, OH 44319-7000
National Contact: Bob Abel
Local contact: Chrissy Griff
In countries around the world today it has become culturally acceptable for families to sell their children when ends don’t meet. Child sex slavery has sadly become a massive industry in which 1.2 million children are being sold globally each year. Remember Nhu is a movement of people who dream of a better world. We believe that children have an inalienable right to grow up happy and healthy, and the idea that any child should be victimized in this way is appalling to all of us. Consider the following question: If you had the opportunity to identify a child who is at risk of being sold, prevent that from happening, and protect the child from ever entering the sex trade—would you do it? Remember Nhu is a Christian non-profit committed to ending child sex slavery through prevention. We identify those children who are at risk of falling prey to the sex trade and provide them with a home in which their physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs are met. By creating a supportive environment for each of these children, we are ensuring a childhood free from sex slavery and also dramatically lowering their risk of joining the sex trade later in life. We currently have 109 homes in 16 countries, where over 1,650 children are currently protected from being sold. To date, and including past graduates, we have prevented over 2,200 children from sex slavery.
The Gideon’s International
The Gideon’s International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are known worldwide for our work with hotels, we predominantly share scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices. More than 2.1 Billion Bibles and New Testaments have been distributed worldwide since 1908.
We have been leading teams, from TFRC, to Chiang Rai, Thailand, since 2006, to volunteer with the Akha Outreach Foundation (AOF). In February, 2019, we moved to Thailand, indefinitely, where we will continue to volunteer, full time, with AOF. We will be serving the people, here, in whatever areas they need us. Our focus is to be a servant to those serving the Akha; to be an encouragement to them / to minister to the ministers. We will also focus on maintenance and administration, serving them in the areas of our previous work experiences. We truly feel blessed and honored to volunteer in this nation and among the Akha people.
We appreciate you joining our team and supporting us through prayer, encouragement &/or finances.
YWAM – Mathew and Coco Yaro
We work with the YWAM campus located in Western Sydney, Australia. Working with this group can be very diverse. We serve the local community in need with food distribution; do street evangelism to share the gospel, head into rural communities to share hope. Another huge aspect is our training department which we focus on preparing young adults for missions or to serve God wherever he calls them. We love being apart of these schools either through staffing or teaching. We want to share God’s love but also multiply equipped people to share even more. We spend a lot of time in Sydney, but also to travel to other parts of Australia or overseas for teaching others and outreach.
YWAM – Thomas and Rhema Thom
The world of missions is a crazy busy place. It is filled with joys, hardships, and new experiences. Lives are changed, God is known, and the kingdom of heaven comes to earth. In the midst of this, all missionaries can often find themselves exhausted, unsuccessful, or even undertrained. Into this area, Rhema and I (Thomas) have been called. God has called us to the nations, to bring God to the world. He has called me to be a missionary to the missionaries, and called Rhema to be a missionary to the unseen children. We have been blessed by opportunities to grow in our understanding of missions and scripture. Because of those opportunities Rhema and I want to bless others and create Disciples worldwide. Our ministry here in Africa is with seasonal Bible schools and children programs meant to train the unreached, exhausted Christians, and missionaries alike. At the end of each of these seasonal schools we will join students on short outreaches into nations that have never known Christ. I thank you for praying for us as we try to join God’s heart and bring his incredible scripture and love into the nations.