Word & Deed is a Reformed Christian ministry. Our mission is to meet the spiritual and physical needs of people in the developing world in accordance with biblical principles for the glory of God.
We aim to do this in over 50 ongoing projects in 13 countries by supporting and developing indigenous (local) churches and Christian partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
We see ourselves as a bridge connecting Christian churches, businesses, and individuals in North America with churches and missions in the developing world so that together we can reach out in the name of Christ to those in need.
Our Key Areas of Emphasis
Our concern is for man’s eternal destiny and the extension of the Kingdom of God.
Assisting the needy while helping them work towards independence.
A reliance on the skills and assets of local Christians in the developing world.
A focus on empowering each needy person to eventually provide for themselves in recognition of the dignity they have as God’s image bearers, having been made both to work and to worship.
An insistence on the Gospel being central to each ongoing project.
A careful use of field trips, interviews, correspondence, and application procedures to ensure that potential partners (churches and missions) and projects make responsible use of the funds provided and are motivated by a love for God and their neighbor.
A focus on developing indigenous leadership so that their capacity to monitor and administer their own projects increases.
Consistent monitoring and supervision of ongoing projects.
To mobilize and educate churches of North America through timely updates in the form of presentations, quarterly magazines, church bulletins, emails, and social media updates in order to raise awareness of the plight of the needy.
“I would like to thank the supporters of the mission for the help that they bring into my life. I love the Bible studies and learning the stories of the Bible. The groups from Canada and the USA are such a blessing and we love the games that they teach us and the Bible crafts that we do. I have been in this project for four years now and I love the Word of God… Jesus is the only hope that I have.”
Student from the Afterschool Program in Ecuador
“When I was in Grade 4, I heard a presentation about the Adoration School in Haiti. That made me think about the children of my age that don’t have the privilege of going to school as I do. The question came into my mind how to raise money for them…. Then in the summer of 2020, I started my HJK Landscaping Service and went to my neighbors and worked for them. My business worked out well, so I decided to put away 10 percent of all the money I received and give it to the Adoration School in Haiti.”
H Klaver, Elementary school student
“Praise God for what He is doing to expand Christian education and the opportunity to witness for Christ among the Muslims in Indonesia. We pray that He will continue to use us as a tool to bring more people to Christ and to grow his church in this nation.”
Director of Children of Light, Indonesia
“In school, I have been taught the Word of God, which is very important to my life and that of my family. I feel happy because the teachers at La Palabra treat me very well.”
4th Grade student from La Palabra Christian School, Guatemala
“We can only say thanks, because without a doubt, the Family Protection Team arrived at the right time. We felt listened to, understood, and above all we were able to recognize that God is the basis of our home. With Him restoration becomes complete and we can be a happy family.”
Beneficiary family of the Family Protection Program, Colombia
“I love the education material that Word & Deed publishes and shares. It is a wonderful way for my 7th-grade geography students to learn the history of a country, but also to learn about the creativity of God through different cultures.”
Mrs. S Soerens, Grade 7 teacher
“This past year Word & Deed took the initiative to work out a very important project that would place theology books in the hands of pastors across Latin America… I wish to congratulate Word & Deed for their sensitivity to such fundamental needs in the church of Latin America. Good theology will produce healthy churches. We need to always work on the foundations. On behalf of CLIR, we look forward to continued cooperation in the future.”
Rev. Bill Green, Executive Secretary for CLIR, Costa Rica