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3 months already?

Hey ya'll! This is Denise Yoder typing this update! I am one of two Hospitality Assistants here at the RIC this year, along with my better half Janae Horst! :) Its hard to believe that we have been here for almost 3 months already! Time goes by so fast! The past 3 months have been filled with getting to know our outreaches, Bible studies, speeches, growing together as a staff, and for me and Janae, making many many beds! But, we (well at least I) have enjoyed our time here very much! God has showed Himself to me in so many ways already in the few months we have been here. And I am very excited to see how much He will continue to work through me, and the rest of the staff members, throughout this year! This year will defiantly be a growing year for all of us, and I am also very excited to see where He is planning on taking us!
I have really enjoyed my outreach! Ryan, Megan and I go to RTNI witch is Reaching The Nations International. The people that lead this outreach is a fun, energetic young couple! They have been with this program for about 7 years now. We have a Bible Study for kids around their neighborhood on Mondays and Thursdays evenings. On Mondays its for ages 12-16. This group was very intimidating at first. Its a hard group to get to know, and to relate with. But as time has gone on, we have made good relationships with some of the kids, and we are really enjoying it. On Thursday evenings its for kids 5-12. These are my favorite nights! We split the kids up in 2 groups, and I work with the kids that are 5-7 years old. These kids love to play and have a good time! Which is fun but sometimes can be very stressful. We have the Bible Studies inside the couples house, and it is kinda small, so having 13 kids in a small kitchen can become a little crowded and chaotic at times! But since the weather has been nice, we have been able to go outside to have the study! Which has been a nice change and makes it a lot more fun!
We have done so much here in the past 3 months, and there is so much yet to come! I know I am very excited for Summer to start so we can have City Challenge, and then for the Fall when all the awesome REACHers come!
God is so good! and His ways and timings are always right! We just need to continue to trust in Him in all that we do!!
God Bless,
Denise :)

This Just In, from the Heart of Chile!


Well, I must say that I am honored to be chosen as the author of this article, as well as the knowledge that my reflections of my time in Chile so far will be read by our most distinguished (and undoubtedly good-looking) City Challenge and REACH veterans. The Head Honchos back at the RIC have asked me to share a little about living the Chilean life, as well as where I've seen the Lord's light shine in the far southern reaches of South America. So, grab your favorite snack, curl up in a comfy armchair, and don't touch that dial... mouse... thing! You're about to experience second hand what it means to be a Chilean REACHer! Are you exited yet? Good...

Introducing the 2012 Interns


It seems that in the sporting world as of late, Christianity has hit the mainstream with the likes of Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin openly praying before games and honoring the Lord for their sporting accomplishments. The world has been taken aback by these talented men who are not pastors, but yet talk about God as if he is a present reality in their lives. Some people would say "Keep your faith out of it and just play the game." Others applaud them for being the rebels that they are, expressing their individuality.

Alumni Happenings Spring 2012

Every few months we put together a list of births, weddings, and other interesting alumni happenings to keep you up to date on what is going on.


David Sonifrank (R 99, 00) & Parla (Cline R 05) welcomed their daughter, Brighton Noel, on December 29, 2011.

Renee (Miller R 99, 01) & Joe Byler welcomed their daughter, Finley Jane, December 31, 2011.

Crystal (Dornburg R 02) & Daniel DiGiacomo welcomed their daughter, Abigail Grace, on January 27,2012.

Please email any births, weddings, missionary appointments, or changes in your life that you want to let us know about to: