An increasing number of diverse, locally rooted, and globally connected congregations and ministries bearing faithful witness to Christ’s reign and actively making disciples who live in the way of Jesus.

Houston, Texas, is packed with hospitals. So it’s little surprise that out of the nearly 50 people who attend Filipino-American Christian Reformed Church, 32 are medical professionals.

But Houston’s hospitals are not just a job opportunity for believers of the Resonate Global Mission church plant—the hospitals are also an outreach opportunity.

A Ministry of Prayer

The Bridge, a church plant in Fergus, Ontario, supported in part by Resonate Global Mission, is passionate about engaging with the community. When the members learned about a recent need, they stepped in.

A Desire to Serve

As Pastor John Vanderstoep sought to partner with other churches in the community, he learned of three in the area that each hosted a community meal on Friday nights. They were looking for another church to fill the other Friday spot each month. 

Providing Meals and Building Community

Hauwa was never especially interested in religion—until her 10-year-old daughter Kadiatu insisted on attending church. 

The daughter of an Islamic leader and wife of a Muslim man, Hauwa had always practiced Islam. But as a determined women’s activist, her daughter’s education came before her Islamic ties. She enrolled Kadiatu in Kabala Christian School, a Resonate Global Mission partner in Kabala, Sierra Leone.

Discovering the Light of the Gospel

More and more Christian Reformed Church pastors are bivocational—they work another job in addition to pastoring. For many pastors, a second job is a way to pay bills. For others, a second job is part of their ministry.

“What does it mean to be a pastor? They embody Christ, and they share God’s love with conviction and with reverence, and they usher you into the space before God. It’s beautiful,” said Sam DeJong McCarron, who works as a ministry vocational consultant for the CRC’s Pastor Church Resources. 

A New Normal of Bivocational Ministry

Lupita was rejected by family, friends, and neighbors when she became a Christian. But because you sent Resonate missionaries to Mexico, she found a supportive church community.

Lupita’s neighbors in San Agustín, Mexico, are steeped in a distorted Roman Catholicism tradition that prays to saints and believes in idols. Lupita once trusted in idols too. She believed that the Virgin of Guadalupe would hear her prayers and intercede before God—but then she learned about Jesus.

Now Lupita’s powerful testimony is drawing others to God.

Nothing More Powerful than God

Shamshadeen Mayers felt God call him to be a church planter 10 years ago—he just wasn’t sure when, where, or how to plant a church. But God lined up the perfect opportunity to partner with Resonate Global Mission and plant City on a Hill Church in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

A Time to Plant

When Carlos lost his seven-year-old son, he felt the loss so deeply he turned his back on God. But then he attended an “Image of God” seminar facilitated by Resonate Global Mission missionaries Abe and Elaine Lee—and God turned Carlos’ life around.

“I thought that God had abandoned me,” said Carlos.

Turning Back to God

In a neighborhood of Wyoming, Michigan, gunshots crack the air at least once a week. But last summer, a group of 50 kids participated in a week-long Bible club and then walked the streets singing “This Little Light of Mine.”

“That week, they did not have a shooting,” said Wayne Ondersma, pastor of The PIER, a church that was planted with support from Resonate Global Mission.

Reimagining Vacation Bible School

God heard your prayers to open eyes of faith.

“I just don’t believe that Jesus is God,” said Asad.*

Asad sat in Resonate Global Mission missionary Ray De Lange’s car, looking out the windshield at the church in front of him but not really seeing it. He was lost in thought. After immigrating to Canada from the Middle East, Asad and his wife were curious about Christianity. They began attending church and a class for seekers and new believers that Ray leads.

New Belief


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