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.”

Jerusalem ⇒ Local, Magic Valley

Judea ⇒ Northwest USA

Samaria ⇒ USA

…The Ends of the Earth  ⇒ Global

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.

Jerusalem

(Local, Magic Valley)

Adult & Teen Challenge

Twin Falls Campus
1852 E 3900 N
Buhl, ID 83316
(208) 736-2566
Director: Linda Staub

Adult and Teen Challenge is a long-term residential discipleship program. We help people to become mentally sound, emotions balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive. Students are transformed and their identities are rebuilt upon the knowledge of who they were created to be, Children of God. Students learn how to grow and invite God to help them recover. Often the family’s relationships are restored. We put hope within reach of every addict with a student centered comprehensive approach to recovery. We work with community partners to provide classes to our residents on finances, parenting, co-dependency, healthy boundaries. Bible Studies and volunteering in the community are a large part of our curriculum. We strive to augment our recovery program with life skills that will meet the needs of individual residents. Weekly counseling and relapse prevention group participation, and also outside recovery programs, are mandatory parts of each woman’s recovery. At the appropriate time, each woman is assisted in securing employment which helps to build a healthy sense of self-worth and is an important aspect of their transition. 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.
mvchaplains.com
infomvcid@gmail.com

Magic Valley Chaplains Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Recovery Bibles and other study materials in English and Spanish for those incarcerated, as well as training and support for its members.

Mission: To identify, equip, place, and support individuals called to be Chaplains of the incarcerated. All Magic Valley Chaplains are required to sign a Statement of Faith and applicants go through a vigorous vetting process and background check outlined on our MVC website.

What We Do: We provide regularly scheduled onsite and remote church services, as well as individual inmate visits. We support inmate aftercare programs and housing. We supply Bibles, Bible study courses, spiritual study materials, and related spiritual non-fiction books to inmates. These are used to stock Magic Valley jail libraries, as well as to fill individual requests for materials.

Where we serve: Jail Chaplains provide Bible-based ministry to inmates in Twin Falls County Jail, Jerome County jail, Twin Falls Juvenile Detention, IDOC Work Release facility in Twin Falls and Gooding County facilities. In Magic Valley Jail facilities alone, approximately 600 inmates have opportunities throughout each week to come share in worship and messages from God’s word of hope and love for them, that can change their lives.

Magic Valley Prison Aftercare

Thomas Walker 208-316-4881
Tim Wood  208-320-6521
www.magicvalleyprisonaftercare.com

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.

Magic Valley Prison Aftercare Houses:

Risen House (Men)
212 6th Ave W
Jerome, ID, 83338

Lazarus House (Men)
829 Locust St. N
Twin Falls, ID, 83301

Serenity House (Women)
1036 Blue Lakes
Twin Falls, ID, 83301

Sage Women’s Center

718 Shoshone Street E
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 734-7472
Executive Director: Nicki Kroese
www.SageWomensCenter.org
https://www.facebook.com/SageWomensCenter/

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!

Valley House

507 Addison Ave West
Twin Falls, ID
208-734-7736

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.

Judea

(Regional, Idaho)

Cru – Boise State & Southern Idaho – Mogensen

Billy & Angie Mogensen
billy.mogensen@cru.org
208-859-5817
Cru Boise State: www.bsucru.com
Cru National: www.cru.org

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 – Western US (O’Brien)

After directing the Cru ministry at Boise State University for the past 14 years, Matt and Kim have recently taken on national responsibilities in the western United States. Matt is now serving as National Field Director over 130 Cru staff serving on 16 campus teams throughout portions of 10 states (those states in blue labeled “8”). Matt and Kim are responsible for shaping the cultures of how Cru sends and develops missionaries and how they care for their people and teams.

Chi Alpha Campus Ministries

Daniel and Karissa Miller
Idaho State University
P.O. Box 4076
Pocatello ID 83205
208-420-3480
Danielmxa@gmail.com

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).

Samaria

(National, United States)

Impact Campus Ministries


Cincinnati, OH
marty.solomon@impacttheu.com
(208) 320-6185
Twitter: @martysolomon & @the_BEMA
http://BEMAdiscipleship.com
www.impactcampusministries.com
http://makingtalmidim.blogspot.com

Marty is based in the Cincinnati, OH area. Marty leads an intensive discipleship program for students around the world through the BEMA podcast which has over 100,000 listeners and 300+ discussion groups in at least 26 countries. The Solomon’s are also serving a new campus ministry team that reaches the many campuses of the greater Cincinnati area.

The Way Out Ministries

22427 Norwalk Blvd
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
(562) 429-2397

Barry and Terryl Bruce serve at The Way Out Ministries in Hawaiian Gardens, California, where many struggle under the weight of crime, domestic violence, addiction, homelessness and poverty.  Their mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ through their full-time resource center, mission church, and community outreach programs that reach out physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually to the whole person.

Western Theological Seminary


101 E 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-8555
(800) 392-8554

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.

YWAM – Mathew and Coco Yaro

Coco:208-948-8869 matt_28_19_20@hotmail.com
Mathew:208-948-8859 mathewyaropng@gmail.com

We have a heart to see Pacific Islanders reached and transformed by the Gospel and are currently serving in YWAM Kona with a focus on the pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. During this time we work with a specific ministry in YWAM called End Bible Poverty Now; which is a group focused on seeing every language throughout the world translated, distributed, and every person given the opportunity to engage and be transformed through the Holy Spirit and God’s word. We are serving as the bible distribution coordinators for Papua New Guinea. We believe that as people receive and engage with God’s word they are transformed and that is exactly what the nation of Papua New Guinea needs today!

To the Ends of the Earth

Akha Outreach


Chiang Rai, Thailand
Nancy ajenancy@gmail.com

The Akha Outreach Foundation was started by A-Je and Nancy Kukaewkasem in 2001 as an orphanage called House of Joy, reaching out to Akha hill tribe orphans. House of Joy has 75 children in a loving and nurturing environment helping them to overcome past abuses and achieve their full potential. The children are encouraged to attain to the highest educational level possible, developing pride in their Akha heritage. Healthy relationships with their home village enables many of the children to return to act as agents for positive change. Akha Outreach also has a Bible School to train up pastors and leaders.  There are seven different programs and they have graduated over 500 leaders over the last 20 years. Akha Outreach currently has planted 27 Akha churches in the Chiang Rai Province.  Their fastest growing part of their ministry is the media ministry that extends across the borders to closed countries where the Akha reside.  They currently have over 500 YouTube videos and broadcast live five days a week. They have seen hundreds of people come to the Lord through this ministry.  The AKHA also have a Bible College, Media Ministry, and Bible translation.

The Gideon’s International

Pete J Shetler: peshetler@filertel.com
Leanne Bennett: he_is_there@hotmail.com

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.

McKallie’s Home of Future and Hope

Children’s Village School and Poverty Development Mission

Tracy Hills
Tracy@mckallieshome.org
Visit us on Facebook

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.

Before McKallie’s Home

After being cared for at McKallie’s Home

Operation Mobilization

Brandon Craig: Brandon.Craig@om.org
Jessica Craig: Jessica.Craig@om.org

There are over 3 billion unreached people (and growing) on the earth today. Unreached does not just mean ‘unsaved’. What it literally means is, ‘people without access to the Gospel.’ We believe this is unacceptable – everybody should have the chance to hear the Gospel at least once. So we go. Brandon & Jessica Craig and their four children are from southern Idaho. They serve with Operation Mobilization (OM), which exists to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached. In 2011 they sold everything and moved overseas to the former Soviet Republic of Moldova. For ten years they focused on training and equipping local, indigenous workers for same, near, and far-culture evangelism and discipleship. In 2021, Brandon was nominated and became the International Training Director for OM. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy, vision, and implementation for training and discipleship of approx. 5,000 workers serving in over 120 countries. Our focus is clear – getting the gospel to the least reached by seeing multiplying, local-led generations of disciples that make disciples. But we cannot do this alone! The only way to accomplish the Great Commission is for the whole Church to take the whole Gospel to the whole world. If you are interested in joining our prayer or support team, or for more information, please send us an email!

Reformed Church of America – Roger and Sue Scheenstras

Nairobi, Kenya
Derrick Jones
djones@rca.org
(800) 228-3813

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.

Remember Nhu

P.O. Box 27000
Akron, OH 44319-7000
info@remembernhu.org
1-877-435-7648
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 financially they are not capable to provide basic survival needs. 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 117 homes in 16 countries, where over 1,700 children are currently protected from being sold. To date, and including past graduates, we have prevented over 2,250 children from sex slavery. 

THOM Ministries

Dan Thom: danthom1960@gmail.com
Cathleen Thom: winkiethom@gmail.com
Thom Ministries on Facebook

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.

Words of Hope

700 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
www.woh.org
616-459-6181
Brittany Aldridge
brittany.aldridge@woh.org

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.

YWAM – Boise/Cascade

Dallas & Jessica Thom
indiadarshan@protonmail.com
208-293-4023

Dallas and Jessica Thom (and kids!)

We are currently serving with YWAM Sydney as we transition to new ministries with YWAM in Australia. As a family we have a passion to see the unreached come to know the goodness of God and experience the Love of Christ in their lives, both physically and intellectually. We plan to reach unreached peoples specifically by working through pregnancy ministries and with YWAM’s Biblical Education and Leadership Training. We believe God has led us to a strategic location that focuses on South Asia, the Island nations in the pacific, Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Australia. These places are closely connected by locations and business interests. Join with us as we bring God’s restoration.