- What We Do
A message from director Zachary King
You can help people here in North America find out what it truly means to love like Jesus.
One of the church plants you partner with through Resonate has found that, sometimes, what people need most is a neighbor. Hesed Community Church in Detroit grew out of the deep roots of the CRC. They rely on the support of trained pastors and missionaries, and mission-minded people like you. But their ministry doesn’t look like a traditional church—it looks like a home.
Nana* could recite Bible verses word for word, but it took many years for Nana to open her heart to the truth of the gospel. Resonate Global Mission missionary Laura* discipled Nana every step of the way, and God revealed himself to Nana in miraculous ways.
Nana’s mother was the first Christ follower in a Muslim-majority village where Laura serves. Nana grew up going to church and hearing Bible stories, but she also grew up teased and picked on for her mother’s faith.
Resonate Global Mission missionary Josh Shaarda has prayed for years that God would raise up more people to spread the gospel and share the hope of Christ.
“God is answering that prayer through ministry in prison,” said Shaarda.
The Soroti Prison in Uganda is packed with hundreds of men in bright yellow uniforms. They are sent to the prison from cities and villages all over Uganda.
Resonate Global Mission missionaries Charles and Hensel Oh in the Philippines have started a taco shop ministry.
“Almost everyone can get a job here in this country … but the jobs they can easily get pay no more than 60 cents per hour after taxes and Social Security,” said Charles. After rent, food bills, and transportation costs, the meager salaries aren’t enough for people to live on.
“Just barely enough to survive,” said Charles.
Anxious faces. Defeated plans. Frustration. Losing heart. Is this what we signed up for when we joined the Missions and Outreach Committee at church? We wanted to be part of spurring our church on. Encouraging them to love and good deeds. We tried to fulfill our mandate, and we thought we had people on our side, but in the end everything we tried failed. What’s wrong with our church? What else can we do? We think we might tell the council it’s time to fold the committee.