- What We Do
This past spring, Ken Herfst and students from Redeemer University College in Ontario walked the narrow streets of a slum settled on the outskirts of Guatemala City’s main dump.
Thousands of people hustled in the sun’s early morning rays to scavenge through mounds of garbage, filling bags with food, glass, aluminum, and other commodities they can use or sell.
One hundred years ago, Johanna Veenstra took a giant leap of faith. In 1919, when she stepped onto the steamer Mauretania and crossed the Atlantic, she became the first Christian Reformed missionary to serve outside North America. She became our first female missionary. She became a symbol for the Christian Reformed Church’s exploding passion for mission.
And she was terrified.
“About 60,000 Nicaraguans have fled into Costa Rica with nothing but a set of clothes,” said Resonate Global Mission missionary Don Ridder. “They’re starting life all over and settling in.”
That’s why Ridder and his congregation, Escazu Christian Fellowship (ECF), partnered with a local organization to demonstrate Christ’s love by providing something seemingly simple—mattresses.
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Resonate partner NCAI is more than a school—it's a community that equips students to transform the world for the gospel.
Resonate Global Mission missionary Megan Ribbens stood among a class of seventh-grade students at Kingsway Christian School in Johannesburg, South Africa. The day before, none of the students knew the meaning of the word “resilience.” But that day, after playing with rubber bands, a girl raised her hand and described resilience as “the ability to bounce back.”
And these students need the ability to bounce back, said their teacher Ms. Ntombi.