The Reformed Deacon

Interview with OPC Missionary Deacon Mark Van Essendelft

May 01, 2022 Season 1 Episode 8
Interview with OPC Missionary Deacon Mark Van Essendelft
The Reformed Deacon
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The Reformed Deacon
Interview with OPC Missionary Deacon Mark Van Essendelft
May 01, 2022 Season 1 Episode 8

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In this episode, David Nakhla interviews OPC missionary deacon to Uganda, Mark Van Essendelft about his life, family and role in the Uganda Mission in Karamoja station. The OPC Uganda Mission in Karamoja labors in the areas of evangelism, church planting, leadership training, village Bible instruction, literature production, literacy training, medical care through the work of Akisyon a Yesu Presbyterian Clinic, community health instruction, and other works of mercy such as  the operation of a farm.

Mark shares his experiences in the field, how he uses his gifts in a unique place like Uganda and how godly, diaconal principles apply in serving in the poorest district in Uganda. Mark talks about the "soap ministry" his wife, Carla uses to teach children Bible verses, his entrepreneur class, his encouragements and discouragements, and more about his ministry in this amazing, but challenging place.

Referenced in this episode:
Find out more about the Uganda mission on their website: www.opum.org.
OPC Short-Term Missions: OPCSTM.org
OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries: OPCCDM.org



You can find all of our episodes at thereformeddeacon.org. Make sure to follow us on your favorite podcast player, so you don't miss an episode. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for giveaways and more information. Find other resources on OPCCDM.org. Make sure to send us some feedback on your podcast player or ask a diaconal question by going to OPCCDM.org.

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What did you think? Text us!

In this episode, David Nakhla interviews OPC missionary deacon to Uganda, Mark Van Essendelft about his life, family and role in the Uganda Mission in Karamoja station. The OPC Uganda Mission in Karamoja labors in the areas of evangelism, church planting, leadership training, village Bible instruction, literature production, literacy training, medical care through the work of Akisyon a Yesu Presbyterian Clinic, community health instruction, and other works of mercy such as  the operation of a farm.

Mark shares his experiences in the field, how he uses his gifts in a unique place like Uganda and how godly, diaconal principles apply in serving in the poorest district in Uganda. Mark talks about the "soap ministry" his wife, Carla uses to teach children Bible verses, his entrepreneur class, his encouragements and discouragements, and more about his ministry in this amazing, but challenging place.

Referenced in this episode:
Find out more about the Uganda mission on their website: www.opum.org.
OPC Short-Term Missions: OPCSTM.org
OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries: OPCCDM.org



You can find all of our episodes at thereformeddeacon.org. Make sure to follow us on your favorite podcast player, so you don't miss an episode. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for giveaways and more information. Find other resources on OPCCDM.org. Make sure to send us some feedback on your podcast player or ask a diaconal question by going to OPCCDM.org.