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RCA & Wycliffe - Dallas, TX

Since 1980 Harry and Pat have provided counseling and crisis intervention services for missionaries working in over 75 countries for the RCA and for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Currently based in Dallas, their role remains international in nature. As a senior member of Wycliffe's counseling staff, Harry counsels and consults with missionaries all over the world. He also helps prepare other counselors for this unique ministry.

Pat is a Mental Health Nurse/Ethnic Clinical Specialist. She currently serves as the SIL Global Trauma Healing Consultant for the work of SIL and SIL partners using materials and workshops she helped develop in Africa for communities traumatized by war and other traumatic events. Based on the book she co-authored with three SIL colleagues in 2001--Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help--and related training workshops, this practical Scripture engagement tool has now been translated into over 150 languages and is being used in over 50 countries around the world. Since 2010, the American Bible Society, a partner of SIL and Wycliffe Bible Translators, has continued the development of the book, its derivatives, and related workshops through the work of its Trauma Healing Institute where Pat serves on the Trauma Healing Advisory Council. Pat also currently serves on the Wycliffe USA Board of Directors.

The RCA and Wycliffe have worked in partnership since 2003, strengthening their shared efforts to bring God's Word to millions of people still without a Bible in their language.



RCA Missions - Kenya

My name is Simon and I was born in the Maasai Villages in Kajiado Ewuaso Kedog, Kenya. As the son of a prominent leader advisor for the Chief of our village, I am one of 12 siblings and the first of my large family to go to school. I grew up watching my father help people, and whenever someone was healed they would bring our family a sheep, but out of humility my father never took any. And because of that, we grew up very poor. Something grew out of my heart after I saw my father's service to people, and I became very compassionate towards the needs of others. I am married to Agnes and we have 7 children, 2 girls and 5 boys. We also have 3 girls from different communities in Kenya that live with us after looking for schooling.

My Christian life started when I was arrested for cattle wrestling from other communities that are not Maasai, and in prison is where I received my salvation. After coming back to our village, I started attending Bible school and from there I began to plant churches. As we speak now, I have helped plant almost 100 churches with over 8,000 members. The Maasai Land is the most growing ministry area.



Wycliffe - NC

Todd and Darlene were both raised in Cedar Grove. They have five children. The family was accepted as members of Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1990, when the Lord directed them into full-time mission work in Papua, New Guinea. Now for the past 25 years they have been serving at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, North Carolina. JAARS is the technical support arm of Wycliffe, supporting Bible Translation work around the globe. Todd supports Bible Translation as the Business Manager of the Purchasing and Shipping Department, which provide the goods and services to all of Wycliffe's overseas branches. The family wishes to thank you all for your faithful prayers and financial support. You are serving as a vital part of Wycliffe's team in providing God's Word to the Bibleless languages of the world.

"Declare His Glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!" Psalm 67:31



God's Kidz in the 'Hood - Milwaukee, WI

Jon and Kim are the directors of God's Kidz in the 'Hood. They began directing the ministry in the summer of 2013, taking over from the past directors and founders of the ministry, Jim and Debi Godsey.

Jon grew up in New Berlin, a near-by suburb of Milwaukee, and gained a heart for the city while he was in college. He graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in Physics and he graduated from UW-Madison with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering.

He is currently working as an engineer at Rockwell Automation in Mequon where he also heads the Diversity and Inclusion Team. Jon served with the ministry while he was in college and after several years of involvement was asked to take over as director.

Kim grew up in La Crosse, WI and has been passionate for social justice and inner city ministry since her dad, a pastor in La Crosse, started a multi-ethnic church when she was young. She graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Elementary Education. Kim runs the day-to-day business of the ministry. Kim became involved with the ministry through Jon in college.



Adullam - Milwaukee, WI

"Serving the physical and spiritual needs of the community with dignity and love"

Adullam Outreach was founded in 2010 by Steve and Priscilla Grabosch in an old wood mill shop located on 30th St in Milwaukee, WI. Isaiah 61 was and is the foundational scripture that addresses the physical and spiritual needs of the surrounding community. Initially, prayer was the focus to better understand people's needs and to invite God's presence in the building. Prayer continues to be our backbone in following God's will for Adullam.

Presently, there are six areas of ministry:

  • Monday night prayer and worship. Each Monday night 10-30 people gather to share what God is doing in their lives, pray for Milwaukee, and worship the great God we serve.
  • The Relief Center. We collect furniture and other household items and offer them free to those in need twice a month. Our clients are referred to us by the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other churches. We serve 15-20 families/individuals each time we are open.
  • The Warming Center. When the temperature is forecasted to be 10F or lower through the night, we open from 7pm to 7am to offer a warm place for families to come to and get a meal. Last year was our first year and we had the capacity to hold about 12 people. This year we will expand to be able to handle up to 25 people.
  • After school program. Historically, we had the program once a week. The couple running the program have started a family and will not be available this year. We are looking for help to keep this program going and hopefully expand to more than one day a week.
  • Job skills training and employment opportunity. Custom Cottage furniture building business has come to Adullam to make use of our wood shop. Their focus is on offering jobs to those that have trouble getting or keeping jobs. "Building lives through building furniture" is the purpose. They now have the first employee from the neighborhood and are looking for a second. Orders continue to come in for their custom made furniture.
  • Summer programs. We have 100's of youth come from all over the United States through Youth Works, Next Step, and InterVarsity to work at Adullam and in the surrounding community.

We are always looking for help with the various ministries. Come check us out and see what God would have you do with the skills and talents he has blessed you with.



World Team - Spain

Hello church family! I am the granddaughter of Larry and Marie Heinen. My parents are Jim and Nancy (Heinen) TeBeest. I'm the middle child with 2 brothers. I love my little nephews and soak up every time I get to see them. Time with my family is so special to me.

I studied at UW-La Crosse to be a Spanish and ESL teacher. As part of my studies, I went abroad to Spain for a semester. In addition to my study abroad, I had an internship with World Team. World Team is a church-planting organization that showed me the spiritual need in Spain and how I could work with them to bring the truth about God's love to Spain. My heart was broken & gripped for Spain!

I continued to pray if God wanted me back in Spain, and through many different ways He showed me that He did! I finished my studies at UWL, raised support, and returned to Spain full-time. May 2018 will mark 4 years of serving in Spain.

I currently work with Athletes in Action. We work with athletes to help them grow in an integral way - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We work with your everyday gym goers as well as professional athletes. We desire people to discover and live out their natural design. We help athletes through mentoring and coaching materials. In our women's workout community, we also offer nutrition and physical fitness help. It's exciting to help people see sport/fitness as worship to God!



InterVarsity Christian Fellowship - USA

Alex is a native to Cedar Grove, WI who grew up in Faith Reformed Church and the Faith-First youth group. During his senior year of high school he felt a call to go into full time ministry, and throughout college he felt the push to college ministry through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He currently serves as the staff minister for Northern Illinois University, a campus of almost 20,000 students. With over 30% of incoming college freshman identifying as religiously "none", there has never been a more important time to create witnessing communities of Christians in college. As a campus minister, Alex disciples and coaches students to become spiritual leaders on campus through evangelism, planting Bible studies, and engaging with the wider university.

RCA & Wycliffe - Dallas, TX

Since 1980 Harry and Pat have provided counseling and crisis intervention services for missionaries working in over 75 countries for the RCA and for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Currently based in Dallas, their role remains international in nature. As a senior member of Wycliffe's counseling staff, Harry counsels and consults with missionaries all over the world. He also helps prepare other counselors for this unique ministry.

Pat is a Mental Health Nurse/Ethnic Clinical Specialist. She currently serves as the SIL Global Trauma Healing Consultant for the work of SIL and SIL partners using materials and workshops she helped develop in Africa for communities traumatized by war and other traumatic events. Based on the book she co-authored with three SIL colleagues in 2001--Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help--and related training workshops, this practical Scripture engagement tool has now been translated into over 150 languages and is being used in over 50 countries around the world. Since 2010, the American Bible Society, a partner of SIL and Wycliffe Bible Translators, has continued the development of the book, its derivatives, and related workshops through the work of its Trauma Healing Institute where Pat serves on the Trauma Healing Advisory Council. Pat also currently serves on the Wycliffe USA Board of Directors.

The RCA and Wycliffe have worked in partnership since 2003, strengthening their shared efforts to bring God's Word to millions of people still without a Bible in their language.

RCA Missions - Kenya

My name is Simon and I was born in the Maasai Villages in Kajiado Ewuaso Kedog, Kenya. As the son of a prominent leader advisor for the Chief of our village, I am one of 12 siblings and the first of my large family to go to school. I grew up watching my father help people, and whenever someone was healed they would bring our family a sheep, but out of humility my father never took any. And because of that, we grew up very poor. Something grew out of my heart after I saw my father's service to people, and I became very compassionate towards the needs of others. I am married to Agnes and we have 7 children, 2 girls and 5 boys. We also have 3 girls from different communities in Kenya that live with us after looking for schooling.

My Christian life started when I was arrested for cattle wrestling from other communities that are not Maasai, and in prison is where I received my salvation. After coming back to our village, I started attending Bible school and from there I began to plant churches. As we speak now, I have helped plant almost 100 churches with over 8,000 members. The Maasai Land is the most growing ministry area.

Wycliffe - NC

Todd and Darlene were both raised in Cedar Grove. They have five children. The family was accepted as members of Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1990, when the Lord directed them into full-time mission work in Papua, New Guinea. Now for the past 25 years they have been serving at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, North Carolina. JAARS is the technical support arm of Wycliffe, supporting Bible Translation work around the globe. Todd supports Bible Translation as the Business Manager of the Purchasing and Shipping Department, which provide the goods and services to all of Wycliffe's overseas branches. The family wishes to thank you all for your faithful prayers and financial support. You are serving as a vital part of Wycliffe's team in providing God's Word to the Bibleless languages of the world.

"Declare His Glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!" Psalm 67:31

God's Kidz in the 'Hood - Milwaukee, WI

Jon and Kim are the directors of God's Kidz in the 'Hood. They began directing the ministry in the summer of 2013, taking over from the past directors and founders of the ministry, Jim and Debi Godsey.

Jon grew up in New Berlin, a near-by suburb of Milwaukee, and gained a heart for the city while he was in college. He graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in Physics and he graduated from UW-Madison with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering.

He is currently working as an engineer at Rockwell Automation in Mequon where he also heads the Diversity and Inclusion Team. Jon served with the ministry while he was in college and after several years of involvement was asked to take over as director.

Kim grew up in La Crosse, WI and has been passionate for social justice and inner city ministry since her dad, a pastor in La Crosse, started a multi-ethnic church when she was young. She graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Elementary Education. Kim runs the day-to-day business of the ministry. Kim became involved with the ministry through Jon in college.

Adullam - Milwaukee, WI

"Serving the physical and spiritual needs of the community with dignity and love"

Adullam Outreach was founded in 2010 by Steve and Priscilla Grabosch in an old wood mill shop located on 30th St in Milwaukee, WI. Isaiah 61 was and is the foundational scripture that addresses the physical and spiritual needs of the surrounding community. Initially, prayer was the focus to better understand people's needs and to invite God's presence in the building. Prayer continues to be our backbone in following God's will for Adullam.

Presently, there are six areas of ministry:

  • Monday night prayer and worship. Each Monday night 10-30 people gather to share what God is doing in their lives, pray for Milwaukee, and worship the great God we serve.
  • The Relief Center. We collect furniture and other household items and offer them free to those in need twice a month. Our clients are referred to us by the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other churches. We serve 15-20 families/individuals each time we are open.
  • The Warming Center. When the temperature is forecasted to be 10F or lower through the night, we open from 7pm to 7am to offer a warm place for families to come to and get a meal. Last year was our first year and we had the capacity to hold about 12 people. This year we will expand to be able to handle up to 25 people.
  • After school program. Historically, we had the program once a week. The couple running the program have started a family and will not be available this year. We are looking for help to keep this program going and hopefully expand to more than one day a week.
  • Job skills training and employment opportunity. Custom Cottage furniture building business has come to Adullam to make use of our wood shop. Their focus is on offering jobs to those that have trouble getting or keeping jobs. "Building lives through building furniture" is the purpose. They now have the first employee from the neighborhood and are looking for a second. Orders continue to come in for their custom made furniture.
  • Summer programs. We have 100's of youth come from all over the United States through Youth Works, Next Step, and InterVarsity to work at Adullam and in the surrounding community.

We are always looking for help with the various ministries. Come check us out and see what God would have you do with the skills and talents he has blessed you with.

World Team - Spain

Hello church family! I am the granddaughter of Larry and Marie Heinen. My parents are Jim and Nancy (Heinen) TeBeest. I'm the middle child with 2 brothers. I love my little nephews and soak up every time I get to see them. Time with my family is so special to me.

I studied at UW-La Crosse to be a Spanish and ESL teacher. As part of my studies, I went abroad to Spain for a semester. In addition to my study abroad, I had an internship with World Team. World Team is a church-planting organization that showed me the spiritual need in Spain and how I could work with them to bring the truth about God's love to Spain. My heart was broken & gripped for Spain!

I continued to pray if God wanted me back in Spain, and through many different ways He showed me that He did! I finished my studies at UWL, raised support, and returned to Spain full-time. May 2018 will mark 4 years of serving in Spain.

I currently work with Athletes in Action. We work with athletes to help them grow in an integral way - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We work with your everyday gym goers as well as professional athletes. We desire people to discover and live out their natural design. We help athletes through mentoring and coaching materials. In our women's workout community, we also offer nutrition and physical fitness help. It's exciting to help people see sport/fitness as worship to God!

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship - USA

Alex is a native to Cedar Grove, WI who grew up in Faith Reformed Church and the Faith-First youth group. During his senior year of high school he felt a call to go into full time ministry, and throughout college he felt the push to college ministry through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He currently serves as the staff minister for Northern Illinois University, a campus of almost 20,000 students. With over 30% of incoming college freshman identifying as religiously "none", there has never been a more important time to create witnessing communities of Christians in college. As a campus minister, Alex disciples and coaches students to become spiritual leaders on campus through evangelism, planting Bible studies, and engaging with the wider university.

First Reformed Church
237 S Main St
Cedar Grove, WI 53013
920.668.6261