Christian Reformed World Missions – the mission organization that supports us Two websites that give you Haitian information and current events: Windows on Haiti Haitian Times


Howard and Ruth both were raised in homes where Christ was center and service to Him was a high value. It was in their early years that they came to know and accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives. Howard believes that his father’s work with Christian Reformed Home Missions with NativeContinue reading History

Needs List

The Van Dam Family In January we will celebrate 18 years of life and ministry in Haiti. The work has evolved quite a bit, but we still feel a strong sense of God’s vision and calling to serve our partners here in this place. Howard’s main foci are with our three partners, the Ministry ofContinue reading Needs List

Current Ministry

Christian Reformed World Missions and Christian Reformed World Relief Committee are two mission agencies of the Christian Reformed Church of North America. In Haiti these two agencies join together in ministry. They are called “Sous Espwa,” meaning “Source of Hope” in Haitian Creole. Our mission strategy for church and community development involves partnering with severalContinue reading Current Ministry


DAVID Dave was born in Albury N.S.W. Australia. His parents moved to Queensland soon after he was born so he grew up in Central Queensland amongst wheat, cattle and sapphire mining. His parents were Christians but he resisted committing his life to the Lord until he was 17 years of age. Soon after that, heContinue reading History

Previous Ministry

We arrived in PNG in April 2009. We served a year as dorm parents! We were excited to have 7 teenagers staying with us throughout the school year. After that came our aviation ministry. Our aviation ministry: Enabled the church planting missionaries to spend more time in the tribe by providing timely transportation of themContinue reading Previous Ministry

Call to Missions

When people ask me about my call to the mission field, I often tell them how I was watching TV one night while eating ice cream with bananas and caramel topping as my submissive wife was giving me a neck massage. All of a sudden, the drapes blew wildly, the lights flickered, and the TVContinue reading Call to Missions

Life in Myubak

Once, Mark went to Myubak to remove items from one of the missionary’s houses. Here are his reflections on NTM’s work there. Going into Myu was “interesting.” On one hand, I felt remorse with taking the house down. It was sad as I remembered my times up there – deliveries, getting stuck in the mud,Continue reading Life in Myubak

Current Ministry

We are now the Hawaii based Representatives for New Tribes Mission. Our 23 plus years serving in Papua New Guinea, where we supplied missionary families living in the jungle, has come to an end as the missionaries have planted over 25 self propagating Churches, completed 4 New Testament Translations and they themselves have moved outContinue reading Current Ministry

Interest: The Challenge

by Jim Tanner Steep mountains and mist filled valleys create quite a challenge to those hiking in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Technically, the Highlands include the five provinces of Eastern Highlands, Simbu, Western Highlands, Southern Highlands and Enga. Those seeking gold in the 1930’s were surprised to find so many people where theyContinue reading Interest: The Challenge