Five years ago, Larry Patow was paralyzed. He’d taken a fall; it happened quickly. Thanks to surgery, a month in a rehab hospital, and two years of physical therapy, Patow has mostly recovered. (He still has nerve damage in his hands.) For the last three years, he’s visited people who haven’t had the same results with their own recovery.
the Reformed Church in America
We’re glad you’re here. We are ordinary people on an extraordinary journey, learning to love and serve like Jesus. Come with us!
In this constantly changing world, we like to say we’re “reformed and reforming according to the word of God.” We embrace fresh ideas and hold on to what’s best about our deep, rich past. (We need almost 400 candles to light our birthday cake!)
We make a difference by bringing education, medical care, clean water, and nutritious food to the people who need it most. We are committed to living out God’s love throughout the U.S. and Canada and all around the world.
Stories from the RCA
Members of the RCA’s African American/Black Council respond to the recent tragedies in Ferguson and New York City.
After struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress in her own life, one missionary now makes it her life’s work to help others by leading a trauma-healing ministry.
For Rachel Hashimoto, long-term volunteering in Japan was a great way to learn about the country and the culture there “without having to deal with taxes,” she jokes. But it was more than that, of course—it was a chance to quietly witness to others and share Christ’s love in a country where Christianity is a minority religion.
A missional community at a Denver light rail station is growing by leaps and bounds, with more than 20 adult baptisms over the last year. Much of the growth is happening in the homeless community.